In England, the number of cases of monkeypox is increasing rapidly. On Monday, the health authority UKHSA reported 71 new cases – the sharpest increase since the first case became known. This brings the number of confirmed cases across the UK to 179.

71 other cases of monkeypox have been detected in England. This increases the number of cases confirmed so far across Great Britain to 179, as the British health authority announced on Monday evening. People should continue to watch out for new spots, blisters or ulcers and, if in doubt, limit their contacts, a health expert at the agency said.

Contact persons of infected people are contacted in Great Britain. People at particularly high risk are advised to isolate themselves for up to three weeks.

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