More than 100 new cases of monkeypox have been identified in the UK in the past three days, according to the National Health Agency (UKHSA).
The total number of injuries in the country reached 470. Previously, 366 injuries were reported.
It is noteworthy that 452 cases have been confirmed in England, 12 in Scotland and four in Wales.
Monkeypox is transmitted through close contact with an infected person, including through sexual contact.
In most cases, the disease is found in homosexual or bisexual men.
Earlier, the Italian National Institute of Infectious Diseases said that the monkeypox virus may be in one of the components of the semen.
Monkeypox is a rare viral infection that can also be transmitted between humans. The disease is usually mild, most people recover within a few weeks, but complications can occur in some people.