The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has detected 8 additional cases of monkeypox in England on 26th May 2022. There are 3 confirmed cases in Scotland, one in Wales and one in Northern Ireland, taking the UK total to 90 cases.
UKHSA has also purchased over 20,000 doses of a safe smallpox vaccine called Imvanex (supplied by Bavarian Nordic) and this is being offered to identified close contacts of those diagnosed with monkeypox to reduce the risk of symptomatic infection and severe illness.
This is when the penny tumbled for me that, despite all the bluster, Britain wasn’t prepared for what was about to hit us: The transportation of the passengers from the Diamond Princess evacuation flight to Arrowe Park with the drivers wearing no PPE. pic.twitter.com/UJbrkORjXI
— Corona Heads Up (@CoronaHeadsUp) February 16, 2021
MONKEYPOX in the USA:
The US is up to 9 cases of #monkeypox, @CDCDirector said today during a media briefing. Cases have been found in NY, MA, FL, VA, UT, CA & WA.
Some of the 9 have travel histories to places where there are active outbreaks but some do not, meaning some local transmission.
— Helen Branswell 🇺🇦 (@HelenBranswell) May 26, 2022