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New reported cases of Monkeypox in Britain


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Patient treated for monkeypox in isolation at London hospital

A patient is being treated at a specialist unit in London after they were diagnosed with monkeypox, a rare viral infection.

The person had recently travelled to Nigeria, where they are believed to have contracted the illness, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said on Saturday. They are being treated in an isolation unit at Guy’s and St Thomas’ infectious disease unit.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/may/07/patient-treated-for-monkeypox-in-isolation-at-london-hospital

Two people diagnosed with monkeypox in London, health officials say

Two more people have been diagnosed with monkeypox in London, health officials said.

The pair live in the same household and are not linked to the previous confirmed case in England that was announced on 7 May, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/may/14/two-people-diagnosed-with-monkeypox-in-london-health-officials

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UK monkeypox cases double to 20 - Sajid Javid

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said another 11 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in the UK.

The new cases come on top of the nine already identified in the country.

Mr Javid said "most cases" are mild. He has now updated G7 health ministers on the spread of the virus, which has been detected in nine other countries outside Central and West Africa.

He said the UK was stocking up on smallpox vaccines to help guard against monkeypox.

The World Health Organization is convening an emergency meeting with experts about the spread.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-61520228

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  • The title was changed to New reported cases of Monkeypox in Britain

Cases in Oz now too….

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10 hours ago, itsnotoutthere said:

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Hey man, don't dump on the nurses, they had to deal with the worst medical disaster in our lifetimes and a bunch of idiots claiming they were serving communist reptilians. They worked hard to help out the least fortunate for the entire pandemic and got nothing, but burnout and profanity spewed rants in return. 

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14 hours ago, itsnotoutthere said:

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But following that, the covid-19 pandemic had increased workforce pressures exponentially. 92% of trusts told NHS Providers they had concerns about staff wellbeing, stress and burnout following the pandemic.6 Witnesses told the Committee of their worry about the “exhaustion of large groups of staff”7 and we heard about staff who were going above and beyond in the face of their own trauma, with an “unimaginable” impact on those who had to return to busy hospital wards after supporting people through the death of their loved ones over the phone.8 In social care, colleagues faced “heartbreak” at the excess deaths of those for whom they were caring, coupled with a sense of feeling “abandoned” as the focus early in the pandemic had been on the NHS.9 Workforce burnout and resilience in the NHS and social care (parliament.uk)

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15 hours ago, Autochthon1990 said:

Hey man, don't dump on the nurses,

he's not dumping on nurses, you see outside of America we have this thing called “self deprecating humour”, whereby we laugh at ourselves, and oft do so by laughing at something terrible exaggerated to extreme for effect or by Ponting at something ridiculous and laughing at it. 

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5 hours ago, Sir Wearer of Hats said:

he's not dumping on nurses, you see outside of America we have this thing called “self deprecating humour”, whereby we laugh at ourselves, and oft do so by laughing at something terrible exaggerated to extreme for effect or by Ponting at something ridiculous and laughing at it. 

He's of the left, a sense of humour bypass is essential to join that club. 

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9 minutes ago, itsnotoutthere said:

He's of the left, a sense of humour bypass is essential to join that club. 

American left, in Oz it’s the right who have no sense of humour.

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Scotland reports first monkeypox case

Scotland has reported its first case of monkeypox, amid an international outbreak in which infections have been confirmed in at least a dozen countries in recent weeks.

Public Health Scotland said the patient was being “managed and treated in line with nationally agreed protocols and guidance” and that contact tracing was under way.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/may/23/scotland-reports-first-monkeypox-case

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10 hours ago, Sir Wearer of Hats said:

American left, in Oz it’s the right who have no sense of humour.

Point taken. Sould have said marxists have no sense of humour.

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Monkey Pox is not the new covid.

Do you remember the great British monkeypox outbreak of 2018?

In September that year, three people contracted it within weeks of each other. They had all had direct contact with someone from or who had visited Nigeria, where a large and sustained outbreak had been raging for nearly a year. But very little attention was paid to it in the UK media.

The national press reported the cases, but the headlines were bland and factual – ‘Medic becomes infected with monkeypox in England’ or ‘Monkeypox: healthcare worker is third UK case of disease’. There were no op-eds warning of the pestilence heading our way and the dangers of inaction. There were no Twitter scientists vaingloriously sounding the alarm, as if they were the sheriff in Jaws. And there were no attempts to allay people’s fears, because people weren’t fearful.

And no wonder – monkeypox is not an especially threatening disease. Discovered in the 1970s and confined in the main to central and west Africa, it spreads principally among wild animals, including rodents and primates, and occasionally transfers to humans, where outbreaks tend to be self-limiting and quickly burn themselves out. Why? Because it isn’t very easy to pass monkeypox on, requiring, as it does, close and sustained physical contact with an infected person who, often feeling feverish and fatigued, won’t feel like mixing with others. After a week or so of feeling ill, the vast majority of people recover with no treatment.

https://www.spiked-online.com/2022/05/23/monkeypox-is-not-the-new-covid/

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15 hours ago, Sir Wearer of Hats said:

American left, in Oz it’s the right who have no sense of humour.

In that case I recommend Sky News Australia, that news channel gets hilarious.

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8 minutes ago, itsnotoutthere said:

And there were no attempts to allay people’s fears, because people weren’t fearful.

Because those cases were isolated to the UK. Right now we are seeing this virus on an international scale, with over 90 confirmed cases and 30 more suspected... and it's growing. There are cases popping up close to my province, in Canada.

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And no wonder – monkeypox is not an especially threatening disease.

Depends on the strain. Different strains present different risks, requiring different types of intervention. 

As per the CDC, "The illness typically lasts for 2−4 weeks. In Africa, monkeypox has been shown to cause death in as many as 1 in 10 persons who contract the disease."

The good news is that, according to Nature, "What researchers can tell from this preliminary genetic data is that the monkeypox virus is related to a viral strain predominantly found in western Africa. This strain causes milder disease and has a lower death rate — about 1% in poor, rural populations — compared with the one that circulates in central Africa."

It's still unknown, however, as to what degree "the current outbreaks differs from the one in western Africa — and whether the viruses popping up in various countries are linked to one another — remains unknown."

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Monkeypox: UK cases rise to 71, with vaccines for high-risk contacts

The monkeypox virus has been found in 14 more people in England, bringing the total number of cases in the UK to 71, health officials say.

They are tracing high-risk close contacts of the cases to advise them to isolate at home for 21 days.

A smallpox vaccine is being offered to prevent them developing symptoms.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-61570562

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Dozens of new monkeypox cases discovered in England

A further 71 cases of monkeypox have been detected in England, according to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).

The latest cases, as of May 29, bring the total number confirmed in England since May 7 to 172.

There are four confirmed cases in Scotland, two in Northern Ireland and one in Wales, taking the UK total to 179.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/dozens-monkeypox-cases-discovered-england-180853712.html

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Law makes monkeypox a notifiable disease in England

England is making it a legal requirement for doctors to notify their local council or health protection team about any suspected monkeypox cases.

It brings the infection in line with ones such as measles, scarlet fever and tuberculosis.

The move is intended to help manage the rare virus, which appears to have been affecting people in many countries, including the UK, in recent weeks.

The UK has reported more than 300 confirmed cases.

Another 26 countries have also had cases, including many in Europe.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-61723964

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