UK: ‘Early signs’ that monkeypox outbreak may be peaking
British health authorities said on Friday that the monkeypox outbreak across the country could be peaking and the rate of growth of the outbreak has slowed. The UK’s Health Security Agency said in a statement that there were “early signs that the outbreak is plateauing”, with 2,859 cases detected since May. No deaths have been reported. “While the most recent data suggests that the growth of the epidemic has slowed, we cannot be complacent,” said Dr Meera Chand, director of clinical and emerging infections at the Health Security Agency.