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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 8060, tabled on 24 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has devised a scale of likely infection for an outbreak of monkeypox in the UK.

Answered on

7 June 2022

Monkeypox does not spread easily between individuals and the risk to the United Kingdom population remains low. The UK Health Security Agency will detect further cases through active case finding in the National Health Service and heightened vigilance among healthcare professionals. As a precaution, we are monitoring all close contacts of the cases to provide advice and monitor their health.