Current monkeypox symptoms different from previous outbreaks: BMJ study

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London, Aug 1 (PTI) People infected with monkeypox during the ongoing global outbreak are displaying symptoms not typically associated with the viral infection, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.

The findings are based on 197 confirmed monkeypox cases at an infectious disease centre in London, UK, between May and July 2022.

Some of the common symptoms they described include rectal pain and penile swelling (oedema), which differ from those described in previous outbreaks, the researchers said.