Monkeypox: 11 new cases confirmed in UK as outbreak spreads

Eleven more cases of monkeypox have been found in the UK, health chiefs say, bringing the total to 20.

Health secretary Sajid Javid said the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) had confirmed the new infections.

The new cases come on top of the nine previously identified, with the initial case having returned from travel to Nigeria.

Most people infected had mild symptoms, he said.

“UKHSA have confirmed 11 new cases of monkeypox in the UK,” Mr Javid said.

“This morning I updated G7 health ministers on what we know so far.

“Most cases are mild, and I can confirm we have procured further doses of vaccines that are effective against monkeypox.”

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