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According to the UK Health Security Agency, a person in England has been diagnosed with the monkeypox virus.

The patient had just traveled to Nigeria, where they are thought to have contracted the virus before arriving in the United Kingdom, according to the health service. They are now being treated at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust in London’s specialized infectious disease center. According to the NHS, monkeypox is a rare viral infection that most people recover from in a few weeks.

Monkeypox does not travel easily between humans, according to the UKHSA, and the danger to the general population is quite minimal. “As a precautionary measure, UKHSA specialists are working closely with NHS colleagues and will be contacting those who might have been in close touch with the individual to provide information and health advice,” the health agency said in a statement on Saturday.

The virus was first detected in the UK in 2018, and just a few cases have been confirmed by health authorities since then.

Symptoms of the Monkeypox Virus can be explained as below:

Fever, headache, muscle aches, backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills, and tiredness are among the first symptoms of monkeypox, according to the UKHSA. A rash might appear, usually starting on the face and spreading to other parts of the body. The rash varies and progresses through many stages before developing a scab that eventually peels off.

When someone comes into intimate touch with an infected person, the virus can spread. The virus can enter the body through a break in the skin, the respiratory tract, or the eyes, nose, and mouth.

It can also be transferred by contact with infected animals including monkeys, rats, and squirrels, as well as virus-infected materials like bedding and clothing.

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