Monkeypox Virus

By Phillipa Davies May 26, 2022

If you have been in contact with a person who has Monkeypox OR have any of the following symptoms:

  • A high temperature above 38C or shivers
  • A headache
  • Muscle pains
  • Backache (not related to previous or recent injury)
  • Swollen glands
  • Rash – which will look like blisters or pustules

Please call NHS 111 to speak to an advisor. Please do not enter one of our buildings and instead please let us know via telephone if you have an appointment so we can cancel it.

Monkeypox Virus is very rare and the illness is usually mild and most of those infected will recover within a few weeks without treatment.  Monkeypox does not usually spread easily between people, however person-to-person spread may occur through: direct contact with monkeypox skin lesions or scabs; contact with clothing or linens (such as bedding or towels) used by an infected person; or through respiratory transmission, such as coughing or sneezing of an individual with a monkeypox rash.

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