Jamaica’s first Monkeypox patient absconds health facility

The patient who is Jamaica’s first confirmed case of monkeypox has absconded the health facility where he had been put into isolation pending his recovery.


Reports are that after noon today, the patient, who presented to the public health system on July 5, having arrived in Jamaica some five days earlier from the United Kingdom, left through a bathroom window of the facility and had a car waiting.


The police have been called in and are investigating.


Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the police immediately.



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