A second UK patient has been diagnosed with monkeypox, days after the first was discovered.
The patient, who tested positive at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, had recently travelled to Nigeria where they are believed to have contracted it.
They are being treated in a specialist unit at Liverpool University Hospital.
The first UK case was diagnosed in Cornwall in a patient who had also spent time in Nigeria.
Dr Mike Beadsworth, clinical director of the Tropical and Infectious Diseases Unit at Liverpool University Hospital, said : “The patient is being cared for on our specialist infectious and tropical diseases unit, by highly trained staff who are experienced in dealing with a variety of infectious diseases.”