Family cluster of three cases of monkeypox imported from Nigeria to the United Kingdom, May 2021



Hobson, Gemma, Adamson, James, Adler, Hugh, Firth, Richard, Gould, Susan, Houlihan, Catherine, Johnson, Christopher, Porter, David, Rampling, Tommy, Ratcliffe, Libuse
et al (show 3 more authors) (2021) Family cluster of three cases of monkeypox imported from Nigeria to the United Kingdom, May 2021. EUROSURVEILLANCE, 26 (32).

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Abstract

Most reported cases of human monkeypox occur in Central and West Africa, where the causing virus is endemic. We describe the identification and public health response to an imported case of West African monkeypox from Nigeria to the United Kingdom (UK) in May 2021. Secondary transmission from the index case occurred within the family to another adult and a toddler. Concurrent COVID-19-related control measures upon arrival and at the hospital, facilitated detection and limited the number of potential contacts.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humans, Monkeypox virus, Adult, Nigeria, United Kingdom, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Mpox (monkeypox)
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2022 10:37
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2023 02:56
DOI: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.32.2100745
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3147765