The confirmed cases of Monkeypox in the UK reached 1235 infections according to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) announced.
The infections jumped by 159 cases since June 26 when the kingdom recorded 1076 cases.
UKHSA Director concerned with Monkeypox said: “The Monkeypox outbreak continues to grow. Our investigations and information from confirmed cases continue to show that the overwhelming majority of cases are in gay, bisexual or other men who have sex with men.”
She added: “This weekend, let’s enjoy Pride safely – before you go to any events or parties, check yourself for blister-like spots and rashes. Please don’t attend if you have monkeypox symptoms or feel unwell. If you have a rash or blisters, stay at home, phone a sexual health clinic, and get tested.”
“Please be vigilant for any monkeypox symptoms in the coming weeks – especially if you are having sex with someone new.
“To assist with our contact tracing, we encourage everyone to ensure they exchange contact details with sexual partners, to help us limit further transmission where cases occur,” the official concluded.
The World Health Organization (WHO) called on Europe for taking urgent action against the emergence of Monkeypox after the number of infections tripled in a couple of weeks.
WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge said: “Today, I am intensifying my call for governments and civil society to scale up efforts in the coming weeks and months to prevent monkeypox from establishing itself across a growing geographical area.”
Kluge continued: “Urgent and coordinated action is imperative if we are to turn a corner in the race to reverse the ongoing spread of this disease,” he added.