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- Monkeypox cases are on the rise, but it's not the same as coronavirus

UK news The key differences between monkeypox and Covid-19 last minute news


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- Monkeypox cases are on the rise, but it's not the same as coronavirus

UK news The key differences between monkeypox and Covid-19 last minute news
03 August 2022 - 13:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Monkeypox cases have risen to 2,759 in the UK with five cases appearing in Cambridgeshire. As infections increase, the government is working to push the vaccine rollout and has updated the list of symptoms. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) yesterday updated its data on monkeypox cases in the UK to show that the Southeast is currently totalling at 233 cases. Of these cases, Cambridgeshire has seen five; two cases listed in Cambridge, one case in east Cambridgeshire, one in Huntingdonshire and one in south Cambridgeshire. The UKHSA have announced that they 100,000 doses of an effective vaccine against monkey pox ready, with the first 20,000 set to be administered by the NHS in August. Steve Russell, NHS Director of Vaccinations, has said: “The NHS is now scaling up its plans to get people vaccinated, particularly in London, thanks to the efforts of staff who are working hard to help stop onward spread, in line with UKHSA advice. Read more: Latest Covid hotspots across Cambridgeshire as cases and deaths increase in some areas Five monkeypox cases have appeared in Cambridgeshire (Image: Channel 4) The infection, which is most commonly found in west Africa or central Africa, first causes flu-like symptoms such as high temperature, headaches, muscle aches, swollen glands, shivering and exhaustion. One to five days later a rash will appear on the body, usually beginning on the face and spreading to other areas, including the genitals and the anus. The rash can be easily confused with chicken pox.

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. Monkeypox is mild and will usually disappear without treatment but it can be passed on to other people. Although monkeypox is currently rising, health experts are quick to point out the differences between it and Covid-19. Firstly the CDC confirmed that "Monkeypox doesn't spread as easily as common illnesses like Covid-19 or the flu." Whereas Covid spread through respiratory droplets, Monkeypox is far more likely to only be caught through close contact with someone you know. The infection passes through person to person in these ways: any close physical contact with monkeypox blisters or scabs (including during sexual contact, kissing, cuddling or holding hands) touching clothing, bedding or towels used by someone with monkeypox the coughs or sneezes of a person with monkeypox when they're close to you Monkeypox outbreaks are also far more containable than Covid-19. In a news conference led by the World Health Organisation's (WHO) emerging disease lead Maria Van Kerkhove, it was confirmed that "this is a containable situation," the BBC reports. "Transmission is really happening from skin-to-skin contact, most of the people who have been identified have more of a mild disease." The WHO also noted that there was no evidence the infection had mutated. READ NEXT: Living with Covid means we need to start treating masks like umbrellas Sainsbury's shopper 'nearly fell to knees' at extortionate cost of fish fingers Scientists find possible cause for mystery UK hepatitis outbreak Reasons England’s port chaos could get even worse

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