The number of confirmed monkeypox cases in the UK has risen to 78, according to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), APA reports citing Metro.
The latest figures come after seven new patients were found in England.
So far, just one case has been detected in Scotland, with none in Wales or Northern Ireland up to May 24.
Cases have also been detected in Europe and North America – despite previous outbreaks tending to be centred around Africa.
The outbreak of the illness, which is similar to smallpox, has alarmed and puzzled scientists around the globe – but experts have told people to remain calm and say it is not another Covid.
Dr Susan Hopkins, chief medical adviser for the UKHSA, said: ‘We are continuing to promptly detect new monkeypox cases through our extensive surveillance network and NHS services.