The British government confirms three cases of monkeypox: “the risk remains very low” | Health

The UK now has three confirmed cases of monkeypox, a rare communicable viral disease. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) confirmed two more positive cases over the weekend, after the first patient was identified on May 7. Despite the three positive cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that “the risk of additional transmission compared to this case is minimal”. Monkeypox, although similar to smallpox, is a rare disease with less severe symptoms and less transmissibility.

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