Monkeypox Update 28th June 2022

Up to 26 June 2022 there were 1,076 laboratory confirmed cases in the UK. Of these, 27 were in Scotland, 5 were in Northern Ireland, 9 were in Wales and 1,035 were in England.

79% of the cases are in London.

UK nationConfirmed casesChange since last report (24 June 2022)
Northern Ireland5+2

Monkeypox is a zoonotic infection, caused by the monkeypox virus, that occurs mostly in West and Central Africa. Previous cases in the UK had been either imported from countries where monkeypox is endemic or contacts with documented epidemiological links to imported cases.

Between 2018 and 2021, there had been 7 cases of monkeypox in the UK. Of these, 4 were imported, 2 were cases in household contacts, and 1 was a case in a health care worker involved in the care of an imported case. There was no documented community transmission in previous outbreaks.

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