4th case of monkeypox confirmed in Jamaica
Health ministry to issue weekly updates
This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions (left) and spherical immature virions (right) obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. (Photo: AP)

THE Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) has confirmed a fourth case of Monkeypox in the country.

According to the MOHW, the patient is currently isolated at home and the parish health department has commenced its contract tracing. This new case has been classified as locally transmitted; 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 MOHW will issue a routine weekly update on the state of monkeypox in the country on Mondays via its website and social media platforms. Other modes of communication will also be utilised as necessary to complement the public education campaign and community engagement activities.

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