Health Ministry investigating suspected monkeypox related death

The Health Ministry is investigating a suspected Monkeypox related death.

While noting that the death was recorded last week, the Ministry said further information is not available.

Meantime, Jamaica has recorded 5 additional confirmed monkeypox cases.

The cases were recorded last week, and are for 1 female and 4 males.

Two of the new cases were recorded in Kingston and St. Andrew, and 1 each in Manchester, St. Elizabeth and St. James.

8 monkeypox cases are active.

And there has been 1 more recovery.

And, President of the Medical Association of Jamaica, MAJ, Dr. Brian James said its not surprising that Jamaica has recorded 5 additional cases of monkey pox and a suspected monkey pox related death.

Dr. James is recommending that citizens take steps to protect themselves.


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