Fourth Case of Monkeypox Confirmed in Jamaica

The Ministry of Health & Wellness has confirmed a fourth case of Monkeypox in the country. The patient is currenly isolated at home and the parish health department has commenced its contract tracing. This new case has been classified as locally transmissioned, that is, the patient has had no recent travel history and was not in contact with the three previously announced cases.

At the same time, the Ministry of Health & Wellness will issue a routine weekly update on the state of Monkepox in the country on Mondays via its website and social media platforms. Other modes of communication will also be utilized as necessary to complement the public education campaign and community engagement activitations.

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