“We would encourage parents and care-givers to ensure children practice good hand and respiratory hygiene to help reduce the spread of common infections like this.” Dr Jim McMenamin, Head of Health Protection (Infection Services) at PHS
The latest data from the UK Office of National Statistics reports that there are now 3,017 case of Monkeypox in the UK.
“We are working with NHS Boards and wider partners in Scotland and the UK to investigate the source of this infection. ” Dr Nick Phin, Director of Public Health Science and Medical Director, PHS
“a face covering that is 60% effective at blocking viral transmission and is worn by 60% of the population will reduce R0 to below 1.0”