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Seven monkeypox cases are confirmed in England

BMJ 2022; 377 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o1239 (Published 17 May 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o1239
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Seven cases of monkeypox, a viral infection that can cause a rash similar to chickenpox or syphilis, have been confirmed in England, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has said.

The update adds four new cases to the three already announced earlier this month. The four latest cases—three in London and one linked case in the north east—have no known connection to the three cases previously identified.

The UKHSA is still investigating where and how these cases were acquired but has …

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