Since 6 May 2022 public health agencies in the United Kingdom have been responding to an outbreak of monkeypox.

Here we present the most up-to-date information for healthcare professionals – we are collaborating with partner organisations and will update these pages as this situation evolves. 

On 30 May 2022, the four public health agencies of the United Kingdom issued a statement.

From 21 June 2022, the number of laboratory-confirmed cases of monkeypox will be published on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Current situation

As of 12 noon on Monday 4 July there have been 40 laboratory-confirmed cases of monkeypox reported since 23 May 2022 in Scotland.

This is an increase of 6 cases since the page was last updated.

The majority of cases are adults known to be gay, bisexual, or other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) and report recent European travel within 21 days of symptom onset.

Investigations continue but currently no single factor or exposure that links the cases has been identified.

Last updated: 05 July 2022