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First monkeypox case recorded in Nottinghamshire

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Nottinghamshire has recorded a case of monkeypox, the government has confirmed. There has been a recorded case of the disease in Newark and Sherwood – one of 17 recorded in the UK this week according to the Noids report released by the UK Health Security Agency.

Monkeypox is a rare infection that’s mainly found in parts of west or central Africa. There have been some recent cases in the UK but, according to the NHS, the risk of catching it remains low. The detected case in Newark and Sherwood is thought to be the first in Nottinghamshire.

The NHS website states: “Anyone can get monkeypox. Currently most cases have been in men who are gay, bisexual or have sex with men, so it’s particularly important to be aware of the symptoms if you’re in these groups.” Symptoms include a high temperature, headaches, muscle aches, back ache, swollen glands, shivering and exhaustion. A rash usually appears one to five days after the first symptoms. The rash often begins on the face, then spreads to other parts of the body.

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While Newark and Sherwood has reported one case, Bath and North East Somerset, Norwich, Bristol City, Manchester and Blackpool all recorded two cases – Salford, meanwhile, has recorded three cases.

The NHS states it is important anyone who has monkeypox isolates, to ensure it isn’t spread to anyone else who comes in close contact – Monkeypox usually only results in a mild illness, but can be more serious in some cases.

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