Gilmore Medical Practice

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Monkeypox Outbreak

You may be aware of news regarding a recent outbreak of Monkeypox in the UK. Monkeypox is a rare infection that’s mainly spread by wild animals in parts of west or central Africa. There have been several cases reported in the UK in the last 8 weeks, these are mainly in London, but there has been one case reported in Scotland.  It is thought to spread via skin to skin contact.

The main symptoms are a rash, fever, headache, fatigue and swollen lymph nodes.

If you are concerned that you may have Monkeypox, or have the above symptoms, please let our reception staff know when you book an appointment. You will be first offered a telephone appointment with a GP to discuss your symptoms before the next course of action is decided. Please do not enter the building without speaking to a member of reception first.