UK: Monkeypox is a notifiable disease from 8 June 2022

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Monkeypox is to be listed as a notifiable disease in law in the UK from 8 June 2022. 

Legislation has been laid today (7 June 2022) which will make monkeypox a notifiable infectious disease under the Health Protection (Notification) Regulations 2010 from 8 June 2022. 

This means all doctors in England are required to notify their local council or local Health Protection Team (HPT) if they suspect a patient has monkeypox. Laboratories must also notify the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) if the monkeypox virus is identified in a laboratory sample.

UKHSA Monkeypox update 7th June 2022

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** This post was originally published on June 7, 2022 **