A statement from the head of the UK Health Security Agency.
“We are detecting more cases every day.”from virus Monkeypox (or monkey pox) assures Susan Hopkins in an interview with the Morning Show of BBC One this Sunday, reports The Guardian.
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Last week, twenty patients had been identified, added the head of the British Health Security Agency (UKHSA).
The epidemiologist added that a new report would be presented on Monday “with the figures of the weekend“.
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Cases without contact with West Africa
Susan Hopkins also confirms endemic contamination in the United Kingdom with “cases that have no identified contact with an individual from West Africa”.
“Community transmission is largely concentrated in urban areasshe clarified, and we see it primarily in individuals who identify as gay or bisexual, or other men who have sex with men.“
A preponderance of this population in new cases which she explains by “the frequent close contacts they may have”.