Monkeypox: Third Brit struck down blames NHS gloves – fears it’s SPREADING nationwide

Thursday, September 27, 2018
By Paul Martin

MONKEYPOX has infected a third person in the UK – who claims NHS gloves failed to protect her and now fears her husband has caught the deadly virus.

By Martin Coulter
27th September 2018

The victim, a 40-year-old healthcare assistant who cared for an infected patient, is thought to have caught the bug after changing their bedding.

She is the first person to become infected with monkeypox while in the UK – and reports say her husband has now also fallen ill.

According to the Sun, the anonymous victim branded health bosses’ claims that staff were not at risk “obviously nonsense”.

She told the paper: “The gloves were too short to cover my arms and left my skin exposed while changing the bed. I think that’s how I got infected.

“They told us we weren’t at risk — but that’s obviously nonsense. I’m terrified about what may happen to me and my family.”

Her husband is feared to have the virus after he broke out in spots, the report added.

She has been put into isolation in a specialist unit at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary after developing flue-like symptoms and being rushed there by emergency staff wearing biohazard gear on Tuesday, it was reported.

Public Health England said the individual was involved in the care of a patient at Blackpool Victoria Hospital earlier this month, before they were known to be carrying the infection.

Monkeypox arrived in the UK this month for the first time ever – carried by a man who had contracted the disease in Nigeria before travelling to Britain.

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

Health officials have contacted 50 people who encountered the victim – but have assured the risk to the general population is “very low”.

Dr Phin said: “This healthcare worker cared for the patient before a diagnosis of monkeypox was made.

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