Thursday, August 18, 2022

Martinique Confirms First Monkeypox Case

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Martinique has confirmed its first case of monkeypox – an adult male resident with a travel history to a region where the virus has been circulating.

The Regional Health Agency announced the confirmation in a press release on Friday.

Local media reported that health authorities put the patient, who exhibited mild symptoms, in isolation at home while a contract tracing exercise was underway.

Martinique health officials have also recommended that vulnerable people get vaccinated against the virus.

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According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), symptoms of monkeypox can include fever, headache, muscle aches and backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills, and exhaustion.

They may also include a rash that can look like pimples or blisters on the face, inside the mouth, and on other body parts, like the hands, feet, chest, genitals, or anus.

“The rash goes through different stages before healing completely. The illness typically lasts 2-4 weeks. Sometimes, people get a rash first, followed by other symptoms. Others only experience a rash,” the CDC said on its official website.


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  1. It is important to seal the back door at this time. All cases of pandemics originate from overseas, from one continent or another. We must insure that travelers through the front door are tested before entry.

    • They test unvaccinated before entry. They not testing any vaccinated person upon entry. We know is not the unvaccinated coming into the country with Covid. You think those authorities employing any good sense in their policies?

  2. Monkey pox is coming for all St.lucian men who wear their pants below their buttox. Why? Because wear pants below the buttox is the universal sign of being happy.

  3. My fellow St. Lucians our health care system does not have the capacity to cushion another health care crisis. The majority of senior nurses at our main general hospital has left and the remainder are in the process of living. Therefore, please take responsibility for you health. Thank you.

  4. They are hiding the fact that this is a homosexually (male on male) transmitted disease. Just as aids was. And you know what? You have fellas “exchanging lollipops” with other fellas (secretly) and then going to their partners of the opposite sex (female) and infecting her.


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