Third UK case of monkeypox diagnosed at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

A monkeypox victim
A monkeypox victim
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A third person has been diagnosed with monkeypox, Public Health England (PHE) said.

This follows the second ever case being diagnosed at the hospital earlier this month.

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The individual is a healthcare worker who treated a patient at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in September, before their infection was diagnosed.

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Dr Nick Phin, deputy director of the national infection service at PHE, said the case was "not wholly unexpected".

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