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Britain: The number of monkey flu victims has risen to 574

Britain: The number of monkey flu victims has risen to 574

09:09 PM

17 June 2022 Friday

London – (AA):

The UK Health Security Agency has diagnosed 46 new cases of “monkey flu” in the UK, three in Scotland and one in Wales.

And the British government said in a statement on its website today (Friday) that the total number of confirmed cases in the UK had reached 550, with 16 in Scotland, 6 in Wales and two in Northern Ireland; The total number of cases in the UK has reached 574.

The disease was first discovered in laboratory monkeys in the late 1950s, and is usually mild, but in some cases can cause severe illness, which can kill up to 10 percent of the population, and the mild strain that causes the outbreak is currently killing. One in 100 people.

The incubation period for monkey disease is 21 days; That is, it can take up to three weeks for symptoms to appear. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, swollen lymph nodes, chills and fatigue.

Dr. William Welfare, Incident Director of the UK Health Care Agency, said: “As the number of monkey flu victims continues to rise, we are reminding people to be aware of the symptoms of monkey flu as many summer events and festivals are coming up. If someone has symptoms of monkey flu, I advise them not to be at celebrations.

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