Student Wellbeing

Monkey Pox

Monkey Pox

Monkeypox is rare in the UK and, although there has been a slight increase in cases recently, the risk remains low.

Early symptoms of Monkeypox include:

  • A high temperature
  • A headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Backache
  • Swollen glands
  • Shivering (chills)
  • Exhaustion
  • Joint pain


If you think you might have monkeypox please call 111 or your nearest sexual health clinic for further advice. Your call will be treated sensitively and confidentially.

For further information please visit:

Monkeypox - NHS (

Monkeypox: background information - GOV.UK (