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Monkeypox is a rare viral infection that has recently been spreading in the UK. Person-to-person spread can occur through close contact with an individual who is infected with Monkeypox.

UK Government guidance identifies the following initial symptoms to be aware of:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Backache
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Chills
  • Exhaustion
  • Joint pain

Within 1 to 5 days of the onset of fever, a rash develops. This will often begin on the face before spreading to other parts of the body, which may include the mouth, genitals and anus.

Find out more information about the symptoms of Monkeypox

If you are concerned that you may have contracted Monkeypox you can contact either NHS 111 or ICaSH, the local sexual health service in Cambridge.

If you have been diagnosed as having Monkeypox, please contact your College Nurse or the Communicable Diseases Helpdesk for advice and support.