GPs urged to wear gowns and masks if they suspect monkeypox

Professor Michael Kidd says GPs need to have their 'wits about them' to spot cases
Professor Michael Kidd.

GPs are being advised to wear PPE, including gowns and N95 masks, if a patient presents with suspected monkeypox infection, as transmission can potentially occur via respiratory droplets.

Last night, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Michael Kidd hosted a webinar detailing likely presentations, advice on testing, and evolving guidance on treatment and post-exposure prophylaxis, noting GPs would be at the front line of the public health response.