Family cluster of three cases of monkeypox imported from Nigeria to the United Kingdom, May 2021

Gemma Hobson*, James Adamson, Hugh Adler, Richard Firth, Susan Gould, Catherine Houlihan, Christopher Johnson, David Porter, Tommy Rampling, Libuse Ratcliffe, Katherine Russell, Ananda Giri Shankar, Tom Wingfield

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Abstract

Most reported cases of human monkeypox occur in Central and West Africa, where the causing virus is endemic. We describe the identification and public health response to an imported case of West African monkeypox from Nigeria to the United Kingdom (UK) in May 2021. Secondary transmission from the index case occurred within the family to another adult and a toddler. Concurrent COVID-19-related control measures upon arrival and at the hospital, facilitated detection and limited the number of potential contacts.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume26
Issue number32
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2021

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