Third person diagnosed with monkeypox

Third person diagnosed with monkeypox
 

A third person has been diagnosed with monkeypox, Public Health England (PHE) said.
The individual is a healthcare worker who treated a patient at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in September, before their infection was diagnosed.
Dr Nick Phin, deputy director of the national infection service at PHE, said the case was ‘not wholly unexpected’.
According to the World Health Organisation monkeypox is similar to human smallpox, which was eradicated in 1980.
The disease is zoonotic, which means it normally exists in animals but can also be transferred to humans.
In the case of monkeypox, the... read more

 
26 September 2018 in Hot News, Views: 46
Source: Metro
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