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Since our last report on 20 September 2022, laboratory-confirmed cases of monkeypox in Scotland are unchanged at 94. Currently most cases in Scotland are in men who are gay, bisexual or have sex with men, however, anyone can get monkeypox.
As part of the continuous review of data produced by Public Health Scotland, measures relating to the prevalence of COVID-19 and associated hospitalisations have been adapted within the COVID-19 weekly statistical report and our COVID-19 dashboard.
Public Health Scotland Chief Executive, Angela Leitch has expressed her sadness on behalf of PHS at the news of the passing of Her Majesty the Queen.
After almost 3 years as Chief Executive of Public Health Scotland, Angela Leitch is retiring from the organisation. Angela will remain in post until her successor takes up the role.
Angela Leitch, Chief Executive, Public Health Scotland, confirms that suicide prevention is a priority for Public Health Scotland (PHS).
A report analysing suicide among young people in Scotland report highlights that suicide was the leading cause of death among children and young adults, accounting for one in four (25. 7%) lives lost, during the period 2011 to 2020.
Figures published today show there have been 85 laboratory-confirmed cases of monkeypox reported in Scotland since 23 May 2022. This includes an additional case since our last report on 30 August 2022.