Vaughan, A, Aarons, E, Astbury, J, Balasegaram, S, Beadsworth, M, Beck, CR, Chand, M, O'Connor, C, Dunning, J, Ghebrehewet, S, Harper, N, Howlett-Shipley, R, Ihekweazu, C, Jacobs, M, Kaindama, L, Katwa, P, Khoo, S, Lamb, L, Mawdsley, S, Morgan, D, Palmer, R, Phin, N, Russell, K, Said, B, Simpson, A, Vivancos, R, Wade, M, Walsh, A and Wilburn, J (2018) Two cases of monkeypox imported to the United Kingdom, September 2018. Eurosurveillance, 23 (38). ISSN 1560-7917

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Abstract

In early September 2018, two cases of monkeypox were reported in the United Kingdom (UK), diagnosed on 7 September in Cornwall (South West England) and 11 September in Blackpool (North West England). The cases were epidemiologically unconnected and had recently travelled to the UK from Nigeria, where monkeypox is currently circulating. We describe the epidemiology and the public health response for the first diagnosed cases outside the African continent since 2003.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the final published version of the article (version of record). It first appeared online via European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control at 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2018.23.38.1800509 - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: England, Monkeypox, Nigeria, Poxvirus, United Kingdom
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Pharmacy
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2018 15:54
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2018 14:59
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/5570

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