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Large outbreak of monkeypox in Ireland 'unlikely' says McConkey

May 24, 2022 17:05 By News Northern Sound
Large outbreak of monkeypox in Ireland 'unlikely' says McConkey Large outbreak of monkeypox in Ireland 'unlikely' says McConkey
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Monkeypox is transmitted through touch and causes flu-like symptoms and painful blisters to appear on the skin.

A local infectious diseases expert says a large outbreak of monkeypox in Ireland is "unlikely".

Monaghan's Sam McConkey was speaking as cases of the illness continue to be recorded across parts of Europe.

Monkeypox is transmitted through touch and causes flu-like symptoms and painful blisters to appear on the skin, with experts urging people to not compare it to the Covid pandemic.

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Speaking on The Wider View, the RCSI professor says there's no cause for major concern.

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