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Scotland confirms first case of monkeypox

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Scotland confirms first case of monkeypox
Scotland confirms first case of monkeypox   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2022

LONDON – Scotland confirmed its first case of monkeypox on Monday, Public Health Scotland said in a statement, adding that the person was receiving treatment while their contacts were being traced.

“We are working with NHS Boards (National Health Service) and wider partners in Scotland and the UK to investigate the source of this infection. Close contacts of the case are being identified and provided with health information and advice,” said Nick Phin, Public Health Scotland’s Director of Public Health Science.