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In early September 2018, two cases of monkeypox were reported in the United Kingdom (UK), diagnosed on 7 September in Cornwall (South West England) and 11 September in Blackpool (North West England). The cases were epidemiologically unconnected and had recently travelled to the UK from Nigeria, where monkeypox is currently circulating. We describe the epidemiology and the public health response for the first diagnosed cases outside the African continent since 2003.

Original publication

DOI

10.2807/1560-7917.es.2018.23.38.1800509

Type

Journal

Eurosurveillance

Publisher

European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC)

Publication Date

20/09/2018

Volume

23