Preston monkeypox case 'is false alarm'

As Lancashire's first case of monkeypox is confirmed, hospital bosses have moved to calm fears of it spreading.

Wednesday, 12th September 2018, 4:30 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th September 2018, 5:32 pm
A patient with monkeypox

The county's first case of the illness has been confirmed at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

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The trust - which runs Royal Preston and Chorley and South Ribble hospitals - tweeted: "Please be aware that the story being spread in the area that a patient is being treated for monkeypox at the Royal Preston Hospital has been confirmed as FAKE NEWS by LancsHospitals today."

The patient at Blackpool Victoria Hospital was confirmed as having monkeypox yesterday - only the second case in the UK