Monkeypox Virus Confirmed In Jamaica

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Jamaica has confirmed the presence of the monkeypox virus on the Island.

“Jamaica has its first confirmed case of monkeypox,” Health & Wellness Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton told a news conference on Wednesday.

“The patient is a male who recently travelled from the United Kingdom. He presented to the public health system on July 5th, having arrived on the Island some five days earlier,” the Minister stated.

Tufton said the patient had been isolated having confirmatory tests done, and his close contacts quarantined following contact tracing, which will continue if necessary.

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In addition, he disclosed that the monkeypox confirmation had triggered Jamaica’s emergency protocols in line with international health regulations.

He said the Island had activated its Emergency Operations Centre, and will review all isolation facilities to determine their capacity to manage both monkeypox and COVID-19.

And the Minister urged Jamaicans not to panic.

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  1. Dear readers, you shouldn’t worry about this monkey pox business lol this is only a test run or a drill. WHO and the White Horse of Omen will use this monkey pox business as a precursor to what is to come. What you should be worried about is the MUTATION that comes from this monkey pox business together with that CERN testing business they’re running on the entire world! My children, those who have ears 👂 let them hear!!!!

  2. WHO to reconvene emergency committee on July 18th. A series of slow escalations to seed fear then attempt to declare this a pandemic in September. This will coincide with financial turbulence globally. You’ people have seen this movie before. Many warned prior. Hope you at listen listen to the advice for the sequel.


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