Doctor Mary Ramsay, Head of Immunisation at UKHSA, said: “Our extensive contact tracing work has helped to limit the spread of the monkeypox virus, but we are continuing to see a notable proportion of cases in gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men. By expanding the vaccine offer to those at higher risk, we hope to break chains of transmission and help contain the outbreak.

“Although most cases are mild, severe illness can occur in some people, so it is important we use the available vaccine to target groups where spread is ongoing. The NHS will soon set out details on how this will be delivered – so do not come forward for the vaccine yet.

“In the meantime, everyone should continue to be alert to any new spots, ulcers or blisters on any part of their body, particularly if they’ve had close contact with a new partner. If you think you have these symptoms, avoid close contact with others and call NHS 111 or your local sexual health centre, though please phone ahead before attending.”

Post source: Daily Express

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like

Bookies boosted the number of ads by as much as 50 per cent during winter lockdowns, research finds 

Bookies boosted the number of ads by as much as 50 per…

Sleep: The holiday practices that are ‘major sleep disruptors’ include drinking more

“While holidays are great for changing your perspective in your waking life,…

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: 4 bodily sensations suggestive of extremely high blood sugar

One way to get ahead of any lasting damage high blood sugar…