News and communications

News and communications

UKHSA and the NHS have well established and robust infection control procedures for dealing with cases of imported infectious disease and these will be strictly followed. People without symptoms are not considered infectious but, as a precaution, those who have been in close proximity to the individuals are being contacted to ensure that, if they do become unwell, they can be treated quickly. One of the cases is receiving care at the expert infectious disease unit at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London.

The most recent data suggests that the growth of the outbreak may have slowed. This means that we continue to identify new infections but at a more stable rate. Heat-health alert issued by the UK Health Security Agency With high temperatures forecast for much of the country this week, UKHSA has issued a heat-health alert. Discover robots of the future and fusion A robotics expert will bring to life a fascinating future where intuitive machines are deployed to go where humans can’t in a free public talk. WATER firms have announced the first hosepipe bans of 2022, as a lack of rainfall… Man United have announced the signing of Lionesses star Nikita Parris from Arsenal FC.

As a precautionary measure, UKHSA experts are working closely with NHS colleagues and will be contacting people who might have been in close contact with the individual to provide information and health advice. As a precautionary measure, UKHSA experts are working closely with the individuals and NHS colleagues and will be contacting people who might have been in close contact to provide information and health advice. Monkeypox is usually a mild self-limiting illness, spread by very close contact with someone with monkeypox and most people recover within a few weeks. We continue to engage with partners across the sector at pace to deliver training webinars about monkeypox to clinicians to increase knowledge and awareness of this infection which is unusual in clinical settings in the UK. The first of these was hosted earlier this week by British Association for Sexual Health and HIV and was attended by over 900 people. However, the virus does not usually spread easily between people and the risk to the UK population remains low.

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Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab, who is supporting Rishi Sunak, sparked fury in the opposition camp as he levelled the claim at his opponent, the current favorite to enter No10. A team from Harbin Medical University, China , examined five studies into salt, involving over 24,000 people. Those who used salt substitutes had an 11 per cent lower risk of death during the studies. Lindsay Wilson and her son Sam were visiting the beauty spot in Abereiddy, Pembrokeshire last week when her son suffered the dramatic injury. The 16-year-old schoolboy jumped from a sheer cliff and hit the water with the equivalent force of landing on solid concrete.

Women and girls left out of NHS

Anyone with unusual rashes or lesions on any part of their body, especially their genitalia, should contact NHS 111 or call a sexual health service if they have concerns. In addition, UKHSA has purchased supplies of a safe smallpox vaccine and this is being offered to close contacts of those diagnosed with monkeypox to reduce the risk of symptomatic infection and severe illness. This includes advice and protocols for those testing positive for monkeypox, their close contacts and anyone involved in their treatment or care, including healthcare workers. The principles are already in use in response to the outbreak, and today’s publication confirms the UK’s aligned response. The NHS is already contacting those eligible for the vaccine, and I would urge people to take up the offer as soon as they are contacted. In the meantime, please contact a sexual health clinic if you notice any unusual rashes or lesions.

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  • The UK Health Security Agency has detected 73 additional cases of monkeypox in England, 2 additional cases in Scotland and 2 in Wales.
  • A notable proportion of recent cases in the UK and Europe have been found in gay and bisexual men so we are particularly encouraging them to be alert to the symptoms and seek help if concerned.
  • It is usually a mild self-limiting illness and most people recover within a few weeks.
  • Please be vigilant for any monkeypox symptoms in the coming weeks – especially if you are having sex with someone new.
  • Members of the Unite union at the Port of Felixstowe, Suffolk – the UK’s biggest container port – are set to walk out for eight days from August 21.

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