UK patient diagnosed with monkeypoxIvy Madziva
UK patient diagnosed with monkeypox.
The patient is receiving care at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London
A patient has been diagnosed with the rare viral infection monkeypox in the south west of England.
It is believed the patient contracted the infection while visiting Nigeria, Public Health England (PHE) said.
According to the World Health Organisation, the condition is similar to human smallpox and although it is much milder, it can be fatal.
The patient has been transferred to a specialist infectious disease centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ in London.