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Monkeypox cases up to six as health bosses warn ahead of anniversary weekend celebrations

The new cases come amid new guidance from UK health chiefs advising anyone with monkeypox to abstain from sex immediately

Monkeypox is not a new virus and has long been found in Central and West Africa
Monkeypox is not a new virus and has long been found in Central and West Africa

Monkeypox cases have risen by six as health bosses warn ahead of anniversary weekend celebrations.

The total number of cases in the UK is now 196 – following the first UK case registered earlier this month on May 7.

The new cases come amid new guidance from UK health chiefs advising anyone with monkeypox to abstain from sex.

Britain’s health agency released new guidance earlier this week advising all Britons with the virus to stop having sex immediately.

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The new cases come amid new guidance from UK health chiefs advising anyone with monkeypox to abstain from sex
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The guidance comes because the highest risk of transmission of the virus is through direct physical contact, meaning sex could serve as a breeding ground for the spread.

May so far seen over 300 suspected and confirmed cases of monkeypox in Europe.

It comes amid warnings from the World Health Organization that the current number of cases may be just the “tip of the iceberg”.

Earlier this month, Health Secretary Sajid Javid warned of rising cases but claimed the vast majority were mild.







May so far seen over 300 suspected and confirmed cases of monkeypox in Europe
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He also said Britain was stocking up on more doses of vaccines effective against the virus.

Ahead of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this weekend, Britain’s top health watcher warned the public to exercise caution when attending the celebrations.

Health bosses also issued a Covid reminder to those who went to parties and used public transport.

Monkeypox is not a new virus and has long been found in Central and West Africa.

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