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Only Matter Of time Before Monkeypox Arrives In Ireland

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The virus causes a mild flu-like illness and bumps to appear on the skin.

It's only a matter of time before monkeypox arrives to Ireland, according to a tropical disease expert.

The HSE has confirmed it's formed a group of experts to assess the disease and prepare a response.

The virus, which has existed in West Africa for years, causes a mild flu-like illness and bumps to appear on the skin - similar to chicken pox.

Director of the Tropical Medical Bureau at Travel Health Clinics, Dr Graham Fry, expects it to crop up in Ireland soon:

 

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