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Second monkeypox case recorded in England: report

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posted on Sep, 12 2018 @ 08:59 AM

A second case of monkeypox was reportedly discovered in England, just days after the first-ever case in the country was confirmed in Cornwall. Both patients are believed to have recently visited Nigeria, but the two cases appear unrelated, the Independent reported.

Let us hope this does not spread further.

“The patient is being cared for on our specialist infectious and tropical diseases unit, by highly trained staff who are experienced in dealing with a variety of infectious diseases.”

The article tells us not much other than what hospitals they are being treated at. Again i hope it does not spread.

Monkeypox virus Monkeypox virus is a double-stranded DNA, zoonotic virus and a species of the genus Orthopoxvirus in the family Poxviridae. It is one of the human orthopoxviruses that includes variola, cowpox, and vaccinia viruses. Wikipedia Symptoms: Fever, headache, muscle pains, blistering rash, swollen lymph nodes Medication: Cidofovir Causes: Monkeypox virus Higher classification: Orthopoxvirus Rank: Species Did you know: Samples taken from people and animals with suspected monkeypox virus infection should be handled by trained staff working in suitably equipped laboratories.
who wikipedia

The monkeypox virus is similar to human smallpox, a disease that has been eradicated in 1980. Although monkeypox is much milder than smallpox, it can be fatal. ... There is no specific treatment or vaccine available although prior smallpox vaccination was highly effective in preventing monkeypox as well.Jun 6, 2018 Monkeypox - World Health Organization

No vaccine but smallpox vaccine worked in the past.

Monkey pox can spread to humans from an infected animal through an animal bite or direct contact with the animal's lesions or body fluids. The disease also can be spread from person to person, although it is much less infectious than smallpox. Monkeypox - Vineland Health Department

So at some point someone was perhaps bitten by a monkey. There is not much i could find about the spread as far as how long a person can be infectious after having the virus. I am really wondering how those two got it. I can not imagine they were knowingly around a carrier.
edit on 12-9-2018 by howtonhawky because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 12 2018 @ 09:04 AM
a reply to: howtonhawky

local rag link
One of the sufferers was a Nigerian national visiting a Naval base here apparently.
The UK shamefully trains officers of the oppressive Nigerian armed forces just in case anyone didn't know. We have quite a few here at any given time.
edit on 12-9-2018 by CornishCeltGuy because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 12 2018 @ 09:42 AM
That's a poor name for a disease.

Monkey Pox sounds like fun.

posted on Sep, 12 2018 @ 09:54 AM
a reply to: watchitburn

If you think that's fun try the Monkey Puzzle:


posted on Sep, 12 2018 @ 10:51 AM
Probably got it through eating "bush meat" ,a popular form of protein in some African countries. It seems more strange that 2 are infected. 1 maybe an accident, but 2???

posted on Sep, 12 2018 @ 10:53 AM
a reply to: crayzeed

I did not think of that.

Thanks to everyone for contributing.

posted on Sep, 13 2018 @ 01:47 PM
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

I think the idea is that if the Nigerians are properly trained then they will work to change the way the wider Nigerian armed forces work. That's a good goal. Teach them how to be a professional solider, or sailor, and not a thug.

To topic. Monkeypox is not the most transmittable disease. Survival in countries with rudimentary health care is 90%, so I guess pretty certain in the UK.

posted on Sep, 14 2018 @ 05:48 AM
a reply to: paraphi

Good point about the training and good news about the recovery rate, I can do without catching monkey pox.


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