The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs will reportedly warn pet owners suffering from monkeypox to keep their pets away from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.
Monkeypox is a virus that can spread from one person to another. This could lead to severe consequences for wildlife.
According to the Daily Mail, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs will issue the advice later in the week. It warns of a possible risk of human-to animal transmission.
The European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC), which stated that the virus could spread to pets and eventually to the natural world, has confirmed this.
In England, seven more cases have been confirmed to be monkeypox according to the latest data from health officials.
According to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), the total number of cases in the UK since May 7th has risen to 78.
One case was reported from Scotland and 77 cases were found in England. No cases were reported in Northern Ireland or Wales as of May 24.
People with unusual rashes and lesions are urged to call NHS 111 or their local clinic for sexual health.
However, health officials advised that people call ahead to make an appointment before going in person.
Justine Shotton, president and CEO of the British Veterinary Association, supported the advice to pet owners about taking care of their animals.
She told the Daily Mail that it would be sensible to keep your pet away from quarantine while you are in quarantine.