Second Monkeypox patient transferred to hospital after developing breathing complications

The second Monkeypox patient who had been in quarantine at home, has been transferred to a hospital in Clarendon, after he developed breathing complications.

Acting Regional Technical Director at the Southern Regional Health Authority, Dr. Bradley Edwards said the patient is being closely monitored and is recovering.

With regards to the persons who came into contact with both Monkeypox patients, Dr. Edwards said 20 of them have been released from quarantine.

He added that a confirmation test that had been done for a contact of the first Monkeypox patient, who the health officials were concerned about, due to a display of possible signs of infection, has returned a negative result for the virus.


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