Two More People Diagnosed with Monkeypox in England

Symptoms of monkeypox include a rash, fever, headache, muscle aches, backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills and exhaustion (GETTY IMAGES)

Two more people have been diagnosed with monkeypox in England, the UK Health Security Agency said.

The individuals live together in the same household but are not linked to the previous case announced on 7 May.

Of the two new cases, one was receiving care at St Mary’s Hospital in London and the other was isolating, the agency said.

Monkeypox is a rare viral infection from which most people recover in a few weeks, according to the NHS.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) announced on 7 May that a person who had recently travelled to Nigeria had contracted the infection.

It was believed they contracted the illness in Nigeria before travelling to the UK.

They were being treated at the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London, the agency said.

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