Instead, stay at home and contact 111 or your local sexual health service for advice. Please contact the clinic ahead of your visit and avoid close contact with others until you’ve been seen by a clinician. Please contact the clinic ahead of your visit and avoid close contact with others until you’ve been reviewed by a clinician. Anyone can get monkeypox and we continue to urge anyone with a rash with blisters, or any other monkeypox symptoms, to take a break from events, meeting with friends or having sexual contact.
- The patient has a recent travel history from Nigeria, which is where they are believed to have contracted the infection, before travelling to the UK.
- Clinicians should be alert to individuals presenting with rashes without a clear alternative diagnosis and should contact specialist services for advice.
- While the current outbreak is significant and concerning, the risk to the UK population