Monkeypox: Heathcare worker is third UK case of disease

Monkeypox: Heathcare worker is third UK case of disease
 

A healthcare worker has become the third person in England to be diagnosed with monkeypox.
Public Health England (PHE) said the infected person was involved in the care of a patient at Blackpool Victoria Hospital who was treated there prior to their diagnosis.
The person has been isolated and is being treated at Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle.
The first two cases had been patients who had spent time in Nigeria.
Dr Nick Phin, deputy director of PHE's national infection service, said it had been "actively monitoring contacts" for 21 days after exposure.
"It is therefore... read more

 
26 September 2018 in Regional, Views: 43
Source: BBC
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