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There have been 57 cases of Monkeypox in the UK, according to PM Johnson

The figure was an increase from the previously confirmed 20 cases, published by the UK Health Security Agency on Monday. Scotland confirmed its first case on Monday. There have been 56 confirmed cases so far in England.

Despite the outbreak being "significant and concerning," the risk to the UK population is still low, according to health officials.

Communities most affected by transmission in the UK include gay and bisexual men and men who have sex with other men.

"We will keep an eye on it because it's a very rare disease at the moment. The UK Health Security Agency is keeping a close eye on it." Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on a visit to a school in south-east London.

23 May 2022


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