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Monkeypox cases hits 574 in the UK as 46 new infections detected

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In Uk today, 46 new cases of monkeypox have been announced bringing the total to 574, with Brits being urged to look out for any new rashes or blisters.

Currently, 550 new cases has been confirmed in England, 16 in Scotland, 2 in Northern Ireland and 6 in Wales.

According to the Sun reports, In recent weeks around 1,600 cases have been detected globally – something experts say is “concerning”.

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In the US, 100 cases have been confirmed, with New York and California being the worst hit places.

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According to a report by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) last week who revealed that most cases have been in men who are gay, bis*xual or men who have s*x with men.

According to Dr William Welfare, Incident Director at UKHSA, he said: “As case numbers of monkeypox continue to rise and with many summer events and festivals ahead, we’re reminding people to be aware of the symptoms of monkeypox, particularly if you’ve recently had new or multiple sexual partners, to help prevent further spread and protect others.

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“If you have a rash with blisters, or any other monkeypox symptoms, don’t go to events, meet with friends or have s*xual contact.”

In other news, The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 10 new cases of monkeypox in six states.

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The NCDC disclosed this in its latest monkeypox situation report released on Friday. According to health agency, 44 new suspected cases of monkeypox were reported from May 30 to June 5 from 14 states, of which 10 were confirmed positive from six states.

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The states with new confirmed cases are Edo (2), Rivers (2), Plateau (2), Lagos (2), Ondo (1) and Imo (1).

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