The monkeypox virus has been diagnosed in the UK for the first time, according to Public Health England (PHE).
The disease, which is usually found in central and west Africa, is similar to smallpox, and can be deadly.
One individual is confirmed to have monkeypox. They were staying in a naval base in Cornwall, before being transferred to the expert infectious disease unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London.
The most common symptom of monkey pox is the “eruption” of skin rashes all over the body, that appear as fluid-filled blisters
Monkeypox disease from Central Africa now taking hold in the US and the UK
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