Monkeypox rare in children and parents ‘should not be worried’ about rise in UK cases, say experts
Sky News says Monkeypox is rare in children, and parents ‘should not be worried’ about the rise in UK cases, experts have said.
The UK Health and Security Agency confirmed 71 cases have been reported in the country today.
But researchers who have been looking into the current outbreak – as well as past cases of the disease – said it is so rare in children that it is more likely any rash is due to chickenpox or hand, foot and mouth disease.
Dr David Porter, paediatric infectious diseases consultant at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, said: “As a parent with a child that might develop a rash, I don’t think parents should be worried about this being…monkeypox at this stage, because we’re seeing a very low number of cases.
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