Monkeypox: UK Issues Guidelines, Says ‘People Infected With Can Isolate At Home’


London: The United Kingdom’s health agency has issued guidelines regarding monkeypox and said “people infected with monkeypox can isolate at home if they remain well enough.”

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), monkeypox will not turn into a pandemic, however, it mentioned that there are many “unknowns” about the virus.

The monkeypox outbreak – which began earlier in May – has been recorded in over 20 countries with more than 300 suspected and confirmed cases, the WHO has underlined.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has detected 71 new human cases of monkeypox in the country, according to reports. The UK health agency on Monday issued guidelines, stating that “people infected with monkeypox can isolate themselves at home if they remain well enough, whilst following measures to limit close contact with others.”

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