Healthcare May 22, 2022 07:44 PM (GMT+8) · EqualOcean
According to Agence France Presse, British health officials said on May 22 that there are new cases of monkeypox virus infection in the UK every day, which has nothing to do with travel to West Africa. Susan Hopkins, chief medical adviser to the health and safety authority, said the monkeypox virus had spread in communities in the UK. In an interview with local media, she said that there were cases of infection in the UK without a history of travel to West Africa. The British health and safety agency said on the same day that after 20 cases of monkeypox virus infection were reported on the 20th, the new data will be released on the 23rd. Congo (DRC) discovered the first human case of monkeypox infection in 1970. According to the NHS website, monkeypox is mainly transmitted by wild animals in parts of West or central Africa, and the risk of infection in the UK is very low.