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Friday, 15 July 2022

The UK’s Health Security Agency is providing assistance to a school in Surbiton after a child came into contact with Monkeypox.

The reception class at Grand Avenue Primary and Nursery was sent home following contact tracing efforts.

Parents are being encouraged to monitor their children for two weeks, and avoid close contact such as hugging.

The HAS says the confirmed case is in the “school community.”

If any unusual rashes or blisters are found, people are being asked to contact NHS 111.

Louise Bishop, Consultant in Health Protection at the UK Health Security Agency, London, said:

“We’re working with Kingston Council to provide public health advice to Grand Avenue Primary and Nursery School following a confirmed case of monkeypox in the school community.

“When cases of monkeypox are identified we rapidly investigate and carry out detailed contact tracing to assess who may have come into contact with them and what their contact was.

“Following our risk assessment, the appropriate health information and advice is provided to the contacts so that they know symptoms to look out for and what action to take e.g. vaccination.

“Any parents concerned about unusual rashes or blisters on any part of their child’s body should contact NHS 111, whilst adults can contact NHS111 or their local sexual health service. Both adults and children should avoid contact with others until they receive advice.”


This is an evolving situation and we continue to gather and assess scientific data and evidence as it becomes available, keeping our guidance under constant review.

In order to protect patient confidentiality, we are not providing any further commentary on individual cases or settings.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:13 pm  

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