UK- Two cases of monkeypox virus found in Wales, June 2021

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  1. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

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    Two cases of monkeypox virus found in Wales
    11 June 2021
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    Image: Monkeypox is mostly found in central and western Africa. Pic: World Health Organisation

    ''Two cases of monkeypox have been reported in north Wales, health officials have said.

    Public Health Wales (PHW) said the people were infected abroad and the two patients are from the same household.


    Both PHW and Public Health England are monitoring the cases, which has seen the two people admitted to hospital in England.''

    Eight symptoms of monkeypox to be aware of as cases confirmed in North Wales
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    Cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in North Wales
    ''The illness begins with:
    • high temperature
    • headache
    • muscle aches
    • backache
    • swollen glands
    • chills
    • exhaustion
    • Then a rash usually begins 1 to 5 days after the first symptoms. The spots often start on the face before spreading to other parts of the body.''
     
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  2. JDG

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    IIRC, its only the third time Monkeypox has been found in Britain.
     
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    Maybe my Welsh ancestors saw this coming? They left in the 1600's.

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    imge from metro.co.uk
     
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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    From link, thanks..
    ''The virus has been exported from Africa a few times. In the spring of 2003, monkeypox cases were confirmed in the United States of America. Most patients were reported to have had close contact with pet prairie dogs that were infected by African rodents that had been imported into the country from Ghana. Recently, monkeypox was carried to Israel in September 2018, to the United Kingdom in September 2018 and December 2019 and to Singapore in May 2019 by travelers from Nigeria who fell ill with monkeypox after arrival. A health worker was infected and became ill.''
     
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    teedie2 Well-Known Member

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    Better monkeypox than COVID. However, I'll pass on both.
     
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    Not really, imo. According to the WHO, "up to a tenth of persons ill with monkeypox may die, with most deaths occurring in younger age groups." If 10% of the people who contracted covid died that would be 17.6 million deaths worldwide, as opposed to
    3.79 million deaths currently linked to Covid worldwide -- and it would include young people. That said, the vast, vast majority of the people who get monkeypox are in Africa. Maybe the reason I'd never heard of it till now.


    Monkeypox.
     
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