29 Jun Is There A New Pandemic
Is There A New Pandemic Looming?
Until very recently, almost no one had heard of Monkeypox, and suddenly it’s in the headlines! So what exactly is it and how should we react?
The information currently available suggests that Monkeypox has a much lower rate of transmission than Covid-19 and, at present, represents a low risk to the general population.
At the time of writing, in the UK 50 new cases had been reported taking the total to 1,076.
The latest government guidance advises close contacts of confirmed Monkeypox cases to isolate for 21 days. This includes anyone who had “unprotected direct contact or high-risk environmental contact”.
It has to be said that so far, this is “advice” not a legal requirement, however, based on our most recent experiences, better safe than sorry?
We will update readers if the situation changes, one possible change in the near future which has already been mooted, is to change the name of the condition.
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