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Healthcare professional becomes third person infected with monkeypox in England

A medical worker has become the third person diagnosed with monkeypox in England, less than a month after the infection first appeared in the country.

The person had cared for a patient at Blackpool Victoria hospital who was subsequently diagnosed with monkeypox, according to Public Health England (PHE). It is thought to be the first case of the virus spreading within the UK.

All three infected patients are being treated in isolation units in different regions.

It is thought the virus passed to the latest patient from an individual who contracted the virus after travelling to Nigeria, where an outbreak began 12 months ago.

Read more in The Guardian.

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