This raises the total number of confirmed cases in England to 85 since May 7th.
Three cases have been verified in Scotland, one in Wales, and one in Northern Ireland, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the UK to 90.
Despite the increase in instances, the UKHSA has said that the danger to the UK population as a whole “remains minimal.”
Males who are gay, bisexual, or have sex with men, in particular, are being warned to be alert of symptoms, especially if they have just had a new sexual partner.
Close contacts are also being administered a smallpox vaccination to lessen the likelihood of symptoms and serious disease.
The illness causes body blisters, which later scab over) (PA Media)
“We are continuing to rapidly uncover new monkeypox cases through our robust monitoring network and NHS services,” said Dr Susan Hopkins, the UKHSA’s senior medical adviser.
“Anyone who suspects they may have rashes or lesions on any part of their body, especially if they have recently had a new sexual partner, should limit their contact with others and contact NHS 111 or their local sexual health service as soon as possible – though please phone ahead before attending in person.”
Teams from the UKHSA have been tracing high-risk contacts of persons who have been diagnosed with the disease and are urging them to isolate for 21 days.