Two cases of monkeypox imported to the United Kingdom, September 2018

Vaughan, Aisling, Aarons, Emma, Astbury, John, Balasegaram, Sooria, Beadsworth, Mike, Beck, Charles R, Chand, Meera, O'Connor, Catherine, Dunning, Jake, Ghebrehewet, Sam
et al (show 19 more authors) (2018) Two cases of monkeypox imported to the United Kingdom, September 2018. EUROSURVEILLANCE, 23 (38). pp. 2-6.

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In early September 2018, two cases of monkeypox were reported in the United Kingdom (UK), diagnosed on 7 September in Cornwall (South West England) and 11 September in Blackpool (North West England). The cases were epidemiologically unconnected and had recently travelled to the UK from Nigeria, where monkeypox is currently circulating. We describe the epidemiology and the public health response for the first diagnosed cases outside the African continent since 2003.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Animals, Humans, Monkeypox virus, Communicable Diseases, Emerging, Poxviridae Infections, Monkeypox, Contact Tracing, Risk Assessment, Public Health, Travel, Nigeria, United Kingdom
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2019 10:01
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 01:07
DOI: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2018.23.38.1800509
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