The latest cases, as of 30 May, bring the total number confirmed in England since 7 May to 183. A further epidemiological update on the current outbreak using data up to 30 May has been published. UKHSA is now working to adapt case and contact management using the growing body of evidence about the outbreak. The majority of contacts of cases will no longer be contacted every day following their initial notification and will instead be provided with contact details to approach if they develop symptoms. This does not alter the public health response or measures taken to control monkeypox, but relates to which clinical pathways are used in the NHS.

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  • Recent foreign travel, within 21 days prior to symptom onset, was reported by 75 cases, with 59 of these reporting travel within Europe.
  • The individuals have the West African clade of the virus, which is mild compared to the Central African clade.
  • The UK Health Security Agency has detected 15 additional cases of monkeypox in England and 3 in Scotland.

UKHSA has also purchased over 20,000 doses of a safe smallpox vaccine called Imvanex and this is being offered to identified close contacts of those diagnosed with monkeypox to reduce the risk of symptomatic infection and severe illness. If you are concerned that you may have monkeypox, don’t go to events, meet with friends or have sexual contact. It means the latest guidance is proportionate to the latest transmission risks identified and is in line with advice from the WHO, other European countries and the CDC.

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Two individuals have been diagnosed with monkeypox in London, the UK Health Security Agency has confirmed. Those patients needing medical care are all in specialist infectious disease units at the Royal Free Hosptial, Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne and Guys’ and St Thomas’. The individuals have the West African clade of the virus, which is mild compared to the Central African clade. The UK Health Security Agency has detected 4 additional cases of monkeypox, 3 in London and one linked case in the North East of England.

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