UK patient diagnosed with monkeypox

04 December 2019

A patient has recently been diagnosed with the rare viral infection monkeypox in the south west of England.

Public Health England thought the patient contracted the infection while visiting Nigeria.

According to the World Health Organisation, the condition is similar to human smallpox and is much milder, however, it can be fatal.

The patient is now at a specialist infectious disease centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ in London.


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