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    Monkeypox: Four more cases detected in England

    WTF!
    Another lockdown?

    Best get out and enjoy yourself while you still can

    Four more people in England have been diagnosed with monkeypox.

    The UK Health Security Agency says the risk to the public remains very low, although it appears the individuals caught it in the UK.

    Monkeypox is usually associated with travel to West Africa.

    The new cases - three in London and one in north-east England - do not have any known links with two other cases confirmed on 14 May or another case announced on 7 May.

    The UKHSA says investigations are under way to establish links between the latest four cases, who all appear to have been infected in London.

    Currently, common contacts have been identified for two of the four latest cases. All four self-identify as gay, bisexual or other men who have sex with men.

    The UKHSA says anyone with concerns that they could be infected should see a health professional, but make contact with the clinic or surgery ahead of a visit.

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    Analysis box by Michelle Roberts, health editor
    If you get infected with monkeypox, it usually takes between five and 21 days for the first symptoms to appear.

    Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills and exhaustion.

    A rash can develop, often beginning on the face, then spreading to other parts of the body. The rash changes and goes through different stages - a bit like chicken pox - before finally forming a scab, which later falls off.

    It does not spread easily between people. But it can be spread through:

    touching clothing, bedding or towels used by someone with the monkeypox rash
    touching monkeypox skin blisters or scabs
    the coughs or sneezes of a person with the monkeypox rash
    Read more about the virus here.

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    UKHSA chief medical adviser Dr Susan Hopkins said: "This is rare and unusual. UKHSA is rapidly investigating the source of these infections because the evidence suggests that there may be transmission of the monkeypox virus in the community, spread by close contact. We are particularly urging men who are gay and bisexual to be aware of any unusual rashes or lesions and to contact a sexual health service without delay.

    "We are contacting any potential close contacts of the cases to provide health information and advice."

    Those patients needing medical care are all in specialist infectious disease units at the Royal Free Hospital, Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne and Guys' and St Thomas'.

    More on this breaking story..

    Monkeypox: Four more cases detected in England - BBC News
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    hartlypool ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    hartlypool ?
    From what I can gather, Mai Arse.

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    Monkeypox is usually associated with travel to Downing Street 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    Monkeypox is usually associated with travel to Downing Street 10.
    Sadly just more proof that Krauts don’t do humour.

    Baldrick’s spelling of Hartlepool spoiled what could have been a witty little riposte

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    Sadly just more proof that Krauts don’t do humour.
    Medical experiments though.


    Get a few sent over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    Sadly just more proof that Krauts don’t do humour.

    Baldrick’s spelling of Hartlepool spoiled what could have been a witty little riposte
    It wasn't meant to be humorous

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Medical experiments though.

    Get a few sent over.
    Why not use the one in Downing Street? Walks and beats on his chest like a monkey. Beautiful specimen!

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    ^ Herman has that bloke they installed after Merkel made a decision on anything yet? I think they need to transplant her balls on him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    It wasn't meant to be humorous
    Mission accomplished

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    Cases discovered in Europe and the USA.

    And now they are suggesting it could be an STI, too.

    Is mother nature trying to thin the herd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Monkeypox is usually associated with travel to West Africa.
    Working as Air Canada flight crew?

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    considering that monkey pox is now firmly associated with gay sex and africa, place your bets on how soon the name of this disease will be changed to something less inflammatory in order to preserve the mental health of the offended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Cases discovered in Europe and the USA.

    And now they are suggesting it could be an STI, too.

    Is mother nature trying to thin the herd?
    Anyone having sex with monkeys deserve everything they get.
    Last edited by Buckaroo Banzai; 19-05-2022 at 02:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Cases discovered in Europe and the USA.

    And now they are suggesting it could be an STI, too.
    The ol' 2020's really aren't going as planned are they.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    Anyone having sex with monkeys deserve everything they get.
    It could have come from a monkey bite or from those vile people who slaughter monkeys for bushmeat.

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    That's what they all say.

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    If you're still reeling from the Covid pandemic, well sorry but there's another virus to get to grips with. This time it's monkeypox and there are around 80 confirmed cases in 11 countries, including the UK, that would not normally expect to have the disease.

    So what is going on? Is it time to worry or are we getting overly excited having just lived through Covid?

    Let's be clear: this is not another Covid and we're not days away from lockdowns to contain the spread of monkeypox.

    However, this is an unusual and unprecedented monkeypox outbreak. It has taken scientists who specialise in the disease by complete surprise and it is always a concern when a virus changes its behaviour.

    Until now, monkeypox was pretty predictable.

    The virus's natural home is wild animals, which are actually thought to be rodents rather than monkeys. Somebody in the rainforests of Western and Central Africa comes into contact with an infected creature and the virus makes the jump across species. Their skin erupts in a rash, which blisters and then scabs over.

    The virus is now outside its usual home and struggles to spread so it needs prolonged close contact to keep going. So outbreaks tend to be small and burn out on their own.

    Small numbers of cases have cropped up elsewhere in the world before, including the UK, but all can be immediately linked to somebody travelling to an affected country and bringing it home.

    That is no longer the case.

    For the first time the virus is being found in people with no clear connection to Western and Central Africa
    It is not clear who people are catching it from
    Monkeypox is spreading during sexual activities with most cases having lesions on their genitals and the surrounding area
    Many of those affected are gay and bisexual young men
    "We're in a very new situation, that is a surprise and a worry," Prof Sir Peter Horby, the director of the University of Oxford's Pandemic Sciences Institute, told me.

    While he says this is "not Covid-Two", he said "we need to act" to prevent the virus getting a foothold as this is "something we really want to avoid".

    Dr Hugh Adler, who has treated patients with monkeypox, agrees: "It's not a pattern we've seen before - this is a surprise."


    Monkeypox: Time to worry or one to ignore? - BBC News

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    My anti-vax friends, conspiracy theorists to a man of course, have already been sending me memes linking this to the Covid adenovirus vaccines...

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Working as Air Canada flight crew?
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Cases discovered in Europe and the USA.

    And now they are suggesting it could be an STI, too.

    Is mother nature trying to thin the herd?
    Christ Harry you will be running around your bedroom cock in hand bouncing off the walls, now that there is another virus for you to get all excited about.

    Get stuck in Harry, we await your mega thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    Christ Harry you will be running around your bedroom cock in hand bouncing off the walls, now that there is another virus for you to get all excited about.

    Get stuck in Harry, we await your mega thread.
    Wow, you seem a bit worried about this one eh iceman.

    Here are some suggestions for you to protect yourself:

    1. Use a condom
    2. If it makes whooping noises, eats bananas and is hairy, it's probably not a bar girl.

    You should be fine, jai yen.

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    I was gravely concerned for the catholic priesthood until I read it was spread by adults only.

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