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Monkeypox: Health minister urged to take more action against disease

Health Secretary Steve Barclay has been urged to do more about it monkey pox by LGBT+ groups from across the political spectrum as it risks becoming ‘endemic’ in the UK.

The US declared a public health emergency over on Thursday (4 August). the viruswhich followed the World Health Organization last month, calling it a global emergency.

UK health officials have been urging calm but now those in Westminster have urged Mr Barclay to take action monkey pox “Creating real anxiety and fear” in LGBT+ communities, as many cases involve gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men.


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A letter to Mr Barclay, signed by the LGBT+ groups from the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Greens and Scottish National Party, read: “We are united as LGBT+ groups from all political parties and ask the Government to Outbreak of monkeypox as a health emergency.

The Argus: Letter written to Steve Barclay to take more action on monkeypox (PA)A letter was written to Steve Barclay to take more action against monkeypox (PA).

“We can’t afford that monkey pox become endemic in the UK. Fortunately, we now have the tools needed to stop this outbreak and prevent further health risks. We ask you to do this urgently.”

The letter, which was also signed by sexual health charities including the Terrence Higgins Trust, said the government must prioritize communication and vaccination.

The NHS announced late last month that it was stepping up its vaccination program against him monkey pox in London when more supplies of a jab became available.

Vaccination experts have recommended a higher risk of exposure for gay and bisexual men monkey pox the smallpox vaccine Imvanex.

A Department of Health and Social Care spokesman said: “Thousands of monkey pox Vaccines have already been given and the NHS is working to quickly invite those most at risk.

“We have sourced over 150,000 vaccines and are working with partners – including the NHS and the UK Health Authority – to share targeted, non-stigmatizing communications with the LGBTQ+ community.

“We are enabling local authorities to invest in essential frontline sexual health services by providing over £3.4 billion through the Public Health Grant.”

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