Berkshire news Monkeypox found in second Berkshire area PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - It is the second time the disease - declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation - has been found in the county
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Monkeypox has been found in a second area of Berkshire - according to the latest list of notifiable diseases. The virus, which has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has now been found in Slough. Doctors and other health officials who find cases of notifiable diseases - including scarlet fever, rabies and leprosy - are required to notify the local authority. This information is then collected by the UK Health Security Agency. It is unclear where in Slough the case was found. It is the second time an area of Berkshire has appeared on the list after a case of Monkeypox was reported in the area. Wokingham Borough had a case reported on the list last month. Read More: Berkshire theatre where Beatles performed is up for sale Risk to general population is low The risk to the general population is low and the symptoms clear up within a few weeks, but monkeypox can be severe to people who are vulnerable. Previously, Councillor Stuart Carroll from the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, who was part of the UK vaccine task force during the pandemic, said: “I think the key thing here is for people to be aware and to be alert.
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. The NHS has put some really good guidance via its website, which I encourage people to peruse and look at because I think that does provide that higher level of awareness and alert, which I think is always helpful to keep in our minds.” Symptoms of monkeypox and what to do if you think you have it People should keep an eye out for any new rashes or lesions, which would appear like spots, ulcers or blisters. These can appear on any part of their body. The UKHSA says a majority of the cases reported recently 'have been among men who are gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men'. A spokesperson said: "You should call NHS 111 or a sexual health centre immediately if you have a rash with blisters. Do not go to a sexual health clinic without contacting them first. Stay at home and avoid close contact with other people until you’ve been told what to do." For all the latest Reading and Berkshire news direct to your inbox you can sign up to our dedicated newsletter here Read Next: Man appears in court following Reading station death Cash crisis 'can't just be solved by asset sales' Legoland Windsor hotel evacuated after fire breaks out People across Berkshire call for disposable BBQs to get chop Man in hospital after Berkshire Co-op attack
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