▫ 16 new Monkeypox cases on the UK government dashboard
▫ 81 cases in 7 days
▫ 12 people are infected every day on average
▫ 101 Monkeypox cases in total so far

First published in May 2022.

latest details

UKHSA Latest Dashboard

UKHSA Latest Data

  • The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has detected 16 additional cases of monkeypox in England.
  • The latest cases, as of 26 May, bring the total number confirmed in England since 7 May to 101.
  • There are currently 3 confirmed cases in Scotland, one in Wales and one in Northern Ireland, taking the UK total to 106.

(Source: UK Health Security Agency)

latest guidance

■ UKHSA on symptoms of Monkeypox and what to do if infected

“The risk to the UK population remains low, but we are asking people to be alert to any new rashes or lesions, which would appear like spots, ulcers or blisters, on any part of their body.

“Although this advice applies to everyone, the majority of the cases identified to date have been among men who are gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men, so we are asking these people in particular to be aware of the symptoms, particularly if they have recently had a new sexual partner.

“You should contact a sexual health clinic immediately if you develop a rash or lesions – though please phone ahead before attending in person.

“UKHSA health protection teams are contacting people considered to be high-risk contacts of confirmed cases and are advising those who have been risk assessed and remain well to isolate at home for up to 21 days.

“UKHSA has also purchased over 20,000 doses of a safe smallpox vaccine called Imvanex (supplied by Bavarian Nordic) and this is being offered to identified close contacts of those diagnosed with monkeypox to reduce the risk of symptomatic infection and severe illness.”

Monkeypox: background information
The epidemiology, symptoms, diagnosis and management of monkeypox virus infections.
Monkeypox: case definitions
This guidance describes case definitions to inform testing and reporting of suspected monkeypox cases.
Monkeypox: contact tracing
Classification of contacts and advice for vaccination and follow-up of contacts of confirmed monkeypox cases.
Monkeypox: diagnostic testing
Information on taking, submitting and processing samples which potentially contain monkeypox virus.
Monkeypox vaccination
Recommendations for the use of pre and post exposure vaccination during a monkeypox incident.

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additional data

■ Cumulative confirmed monkeypox cases

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▫ J.N. PAQUET, Author & Journalist, Editor of PMP Magazine.

  • Text: This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 27 May 2022.
  • Data cross-referenced with the latest official data from the UK dashboard.
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