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Monkeypox: 86% of UK cases are in London

England, Health, Healthcare, Infection, London, Monkeypox, Northern Ireland, Research, Scotland, Symptoms, Transmission, UK, Wales

Of 190 confirmed cases identified from 6 to 30 May, 183 were in England, 4 were in Scotland, 2 were in Northern Ireland and 1 was in Wales.

In England, 86% of the cases are in London residents (132 out of 153) and only 2 were women. Most monkeypox cases have occurred in people aged 20 to 49 years old (87%).

Recent foreign travel to a number of different countries in Europe within 21 days of symptom onset has been reported by 34 confirmed cases (18%).

Where gender information was available, the majority were male (184), with only 2 female cases. Most monkeypox cases, 87%, occurred in people aged 20 to 49 years old.

 

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** No, we aren’t running with the whole “MSM plague” meme. It could deter people from coming forward and hamper the effort to control the disease as it spreads more widely. We really should know better by now. **