The United Kingdom is seeing more than 100,000 cases of the potentially deadly viral meningoencephalitis, a condition that can cause neurological damage.
The latest figures show the infection has risen to more than 20,000, up from around 8,000 in the same time period last year.
It comes after the UK Government said on Friday that it will be putting in place a new strategy for managing the outbreak.
The government said it was making a series of decisions in response to the rise in infections, including putting a cap on the number of cases allowed to occur each month.
In an update, the Department of Health said it had decided to take the measures outlined in its previous plan, including restricting the number and duration of hospital stays and closing certain schools and libraries.
The Government has said that as a precautionary measure, the number allowed to contract the disease each month will be limited to 2,000.
The country is still experiencing outbreaks, and the outbreak is still spreading, but experts are concerned about the spread of the virus and the need to prevent further deaths and infections.
Dr Simon Brown, a specialist in infectious diseases at the University of East Anglia, said the number needed to be kept under control.
He said the new plan will not address the underlying causes of the problem.
“This is not a pandemic, this is a disease of the people,” Dr Brown said.
“The UK has the largest population of the world and we have seen outbreaks of this disease over the years.”
So the more that you restrict the numbers, the higher the numbers will continue to be and the more people will be infected.”‘
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A spokeswoman for the Department for Health said: “We are committed to helping people recover from the spread and ensure that we are able to keep them safe and healthy in the future.”
In response to these urgent needs, we are putting in motion a strategy that aims to increase the number that can contract meningoembasis, and will also set a cap for the number who can contract this disease each year.”
These actions will help to increase our response to this crisis, and ensure we can take steps to ensure the safety and well-being of our people.
“We are confident that we will have the support of our local and international partners to address the situation and that we can prevent further infections from occurring.”
The UK Government has also warned people not to travel to places where the outbreak has spread.
The Health Ministry has said it is providing an extra 400,000 vaccines to those who have already travelled.
The UK Ministry of Health has also been urging people not travel to areas where the virus has been circulating, and has said people should wear long-sleeved clothing, including over-shirts.
This article originally appeared on The Sun.