Locally transmitted monkeypox case detected in St James
FILE - This 1997 image provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the right arm and torso of a patient, whose skin displayed a number of lesions due to what had been an active case of monkeypox. As health authorities in Europe and elsewhere roll out vaccines and drugs to stamp out the biggest monkeypox outbreak beyond Africa, in 2022, some doctors are acknowledging an ugly reality: The resources to slow the disease's spread have long been available, just not to the Africans who have dealt with it for decades. (CDC via AP, File)

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Jamaica has confirmed its fourth monkeypox case.

The case was detected in St James.

This is Jamaica's second locally transmitted monkeypox case, which means the person had no recent travel history and is not linked to any of the previous cases.

READ: Jamaica confirms first locally transmitted case of monkeypox

According to the Ministry of Health and Wellness, the patient is now quarantining at home.

Local health representatives have begun contact tracing, the Ministry added.

The Ministry stated that it will be releasing monkeypox stats every Monday which will complement the public education campaign and community engagement activations.

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