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Monkeypox information

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is investigating a number of cases of monkeypox in England.

Monkeypox is a viral infection usually associated with travel to West Africa.

It is usually a mild self-limiting illness, spread by very close contact with someone with monkeypox and most people recover within a few weeks. The virus can spread if there is close contact between people and the risk to the UK population is low.


  • Unusual rashes or lesions on the body such as the face or genital area
  • Fever
  • Muscle aches
  • Chills and exhaustion
  • Headaches
  • Swollen lymph nodes

If you think you have monkeypox symptoms – however mild:

  • Contact NHS 111 or call a sexual health clinic immediately. Your call will be treated sensitively and confidentially.  
  • Avoid close personal or sexual contact with others until you know that this is not monkeypox.

More information can be found here -

If you are concerned about monkeypox and believe you may have symptoms, or if you have come into contact with someone with monkeypox, please do not enter  our hospitals or clinics.  

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