Britain reports two separate cases of rare monkeypox infection

LONDON (Reuters) – Two people in Britain have been diagnosed with a rare viral monkeypox infection in separate cases thought to be linked to travel to West Africa, health authorities said on Tuesday.

Public Health England (PHE) said the second case, in a person who had recently traveled to Nigeria, was being treated at an expert respiratory infectious disease center in Liverpool, northern England.

The first case, also in someone who had been in Nigeria, was diagnosed last week in Cornwall in the southwest of England and is being treated in London.

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