Monkeypox cases continue to rise with 1,735 infected – the 11 signs to watch for


CASES of monkeypox have increased by 11 per cent in the UK as the bug continues to spread.

As of July 11, 1,735 infections have been discovered, with London being the worst hit area.

1

A further rise in monkeypox infections has been seen across the UKCredit: Getty

This is up from 1,552 cases reported on Friday after levels increased by 14 per cent in just three days.

England has 1,660 infections, Northern Ireland – 12, Scotland – 44 and Wales 19.

The capital has 1,229 cases, followed by the South East with 129 and the North West with 98.

In the East of England, 68 infections have been recorded, 36 in the West Midlands, 25 in the South West, 22 in Yorkshire and the Humber, 19 in the East Midlands and 18 in the North East.

UK monkeypox cases hit 1,500 as vaccine rollout begins
Vital steps to take after monkeypox infection revealed by expert as cases hit 700

There are still 16 cases under investigation which have not yet been assigned a region.

In the US, 866 cases have been recorded, with California, New York and Illinois having the majority of infections.

Experts have however warned that there is no sign that the current wave of infections will be ending anytime soon.

Charities today said that the bug could become ‘endemic’ without action.

The British Association of Sexual Health & HIV, Association of Directors of Public Health, Terrence Higgins Trust, National Aids Trust, British HIV Association, LGBT Foundation, PrEPster, i-base and UK Community Advisory Board have warned the current vaccination drive is too low.

If you catch monkeypox you have to isolate for 21 days, and the group has called for more help for these people.

Dr Claire Dewsnap, president of British Association of Sexual Health & HIV said monkeypox cases are currently doubling every 15 days and we have now reached a critical point in our ability to control its spread.

“Already-stretched sexual health services are buckling under the additional pressures that the outbreak is placing upon them, and an increasing volume of core sexual health care is being displaced as a result.

“This has left us on the precipice of a fresh public health crisis, one which can only be averted with urgent, additional support,” she added.

The 11 signs of monkeypox you need to know

Experts at the UK Health Security Agency have said all Brits should be on the look out for key signs and symptoms.

The signs may include:

  1. Fever
  2. Headache
  3. Muscle aches
  4. Backache
  5. Chills
  6. Exhaustion
  7. Night sweats
  8. Cold-like symptoms, such as congestion and runny nose
  9. Swollen lymph nodes
  10. Swollen groin
  11. Rash

Medics said that complications of the illness were documented as:

  • low mood
  • severe pain
  • conjunctivitis

Dr Meera Chand, Director of Clinical and Emerging Infections at the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) last week said that the rise in cases was ‘concerning’.

She urged the public to do all they could to stop the spread.

“If you’ve recently had new or multiple sexual partners, please be vigilant to the symptoms of monkeypox, and be aware that many of the cases we’re seeing are finding only a single, or few, lesions.

“If you are concerned that you may have monkeypox, take a break from events, meeting with friends or having sexual contact. 

“Instead, stay at home and contact 111 or your local sexual health service for advice. Please contact the clinic ahead of your visit and avoid close contact with others until you’ve been reviewed by a clinician.

The medicines which are BANNED in some holiday hotspots & could see you jailed
Five reasons why your £650 cost of living payment could be delayed

“To assist with our contact tracing, we encourage everyone to ensure they exchange contact details with sexual partners.

“If you are called forward for vaccination, we strongly recommend that you take it.”





Source link

Denial of responsibility! planetcirculate is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.