Family cluster of three cases of monkeypox imported from Nigeria to the United Kingdom, May 2021

Gemma Hobson*, James Adamson, Hugh Adler, Richard Firth, Susan Gould, Catherine Houlihan, Christopher Johnson, David Porter, Tommy Rampling, Libuse Ratcliffe, Katherine Russell, Ananda Giri Shankar, Tom Wingfield

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Abstract

Most reported cases of human monkeypox occur in Central and West Africa, where the causing virus is endemic. We describe the identification and public health response to an imported case of West African monkeypox from Nigeria to the United Kingdom (UK) in May 2021. Secondary transmission from the index case occurred within the family to another adult and a toddler. Concurrent COVID-19-related control measures upon arrival and at the hospital, facilitated detection and limited the number of potential contacts.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume26
Issue number32
Early online date12 Aug 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Aug 2021

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Funding Information: Public Health Wales and Public Health England did not receive additional funding for this incident response.

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Citation: Hobson Gemma, Adamson James, Adler Hugh, Firth Richard, Gould Susan, Houlihan Catherine, Johnson Christopher, Porter David, Rampling Tommy, Ratcliffe Libuse, Russell Katherine, Shankar Ananda Giri, Wingfield Tom. Family cluster of three cases of monkeypox imported from Nigeria to the United Kingdom, May 2021. Euro Surveill. 2021;26(32):pii=2100745.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.32.2100745

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