UK sees first signs of monkeypox stability

The United Kingdom Health Safety Agency (UKHSA) reported this Friday (5/8) that it is seeing the first signs of a decline in transmission of the virus that causes monkeypox (monkeypox).

England was the first country to register cases of the disease outside Africa, in May. There are currently 2,859 confirmed and highly probable cases.


UK health authorities have been recommending since June that people most at risk of exposure to the virus be vaccinated. The latest data shows that the decline in new diagnoses is leading to the stability of the outbreak.

But UKHSA Director of Clinical and Emerging Infections Meera Chand was cautious in making the announcement. “While the latest data suggests that the outbreak’s growth has slowed, we cannot be complacent,” she said in a statement.

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