Third UK case of monkeypox diagnosed at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

A third person has been diagnosed with monkeypox, Public Health England (PHE) said.

Wednesday, 26th September 2018, 11:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 26th September 2018, 12:46 pm
A monkeypox victim

This follows the second ever case being diagnosed at the hospital earlier this month.

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The individual is a healthcare worker who treated a patient at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in September, before their infection was diagnosed.

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A monkeypox victim

Dr Nick Phin, deputy director of the national infection service at PHE, said the case was "not wholly unexpected".

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