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Managing Monkeypox at work

Overview

Monkeypox is a rare infection not normally seen outside of Africa: it was largely eradicated when the smallpox vaccine was rolled out, however not entirely. 

The risk of catching it in the UK remains low. Whilst there has been some transmission between individuals in the UK, this is a largely self-contained infection requiring close contact with the individual or material that has been in prolonged contact with their skin and any lesions. 

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