June 20, 2024

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The UK has reported two more cases of rare encephalitis

The UK has reported two more cases of rare encephalitis

The UK Health Safety Agency (UKHSA) on Saturday reported two cases of a rare infection known as Monkeypox and Monkeypox in the UK. The disease was eradicated in 1980.

Health officials say the risk of spreading to the general population is low because the infection requires close contact with the person showing signs of illness, often starting with flu-like symptoms and swollen lymph nodes. On face and body.

The victims were said to be residents of the same house. One of them is being treated in the infectious disease unit at St Mary’s Hospital in London. The other patient is isolated at home.

“While investigations are ongoing to find the source of the infection, it is important to emphasize that it is not easily transmitted to the public and that close personal contact with the infected person is required,” said Colin Brown, director of UKHSA Medical and Emerging Infections.

The company said last Saturday (7) that a person who had recently returned from Nigeria had been diagnosed with the disease. The two new cases have nothing to do with this.

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