Keats House Health Centre,
Bush Fair, Harlow,
Essex, CM18 6LY

Monkeypox

Monkeypox is a rare infection that's mainly found in parts of west or central Africa. There have been some recent cases in the UK, but the risk of catching it is low.

Call 111 or contact a sexual health clinic if:

You have a rash with blisters and either:

  • you've been in close contact with someone who has or might have monkeypox (even if they've not been tested yet) in the past 3 weeks
  • you've been to west or central Africa in the past 3 weeks
  • you're a man who has sex with men

Tell the person you speak to if you've had close contact with someone who has or might have monkeypox, or if you've recently travelled to central or west Africa.

Do not go to a sexual health clinic without contacting them first. Stay at home and avoid close contact with other people until you've been told what to do.

Find out more; Monkeypox Information in detail.