It is believed that the infected person contracted the disease in Nigeria.
The United Kingdom’s Health Security Agency (UKHSA, for its English acronym) on Saturday confirmed a case of monkeypox in the country. It is believed that the infected person contracted the disease during a trip to Nigeria.
The patient is currently receiving treatment at the NHS Foundation Trust’s Guy’s and St Thomas’ Center for Infectious Diseases in London, according to the official statement.
As a precaution, the Close contacts From the infected person including Passengers who traveled near it on the return flight to the UK, ‘to give them health information and advice’.
“People without symptoms are not considered contagious, but as a precaution, those who have been in close proximity to them are contacted to ensure that if they do become ill, they can be treated quickly,” the report stated.
According to the agency, monkeypox is a rare viral infection that is generally mild and resolves within a few weeks in most cases. However, keep in mind that in some people it can lead to serious illness.
Dr Colin Brown, Director of Clinical and Emerging Infections, a member of the UKHSA, noted: “It is important to emphasize that Monkeypox does not spread easily among people and the overall risk to the general population is very low.”
Its initial symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, swollen lymph nodes, chills, and fatigue. In addition, affected people can develop a rash that usually appears first on the face and then spreads to other parts of the body. The rash changes and goes through different stages before eventually forming a crust that then falls off.