Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh says officials at the Ministry of Heath are concerned about reports of an outbreak of Monkeypox in a number of countries, including the United States, Canada, and Australia.
Minister Deyalsingh commented on the matter on Friday after he received his second COVID-19 booster shot at the Paddock at the Queen’s Park Savannah.
Monkeypox is most common in remote parts of Central and West Africa. Instances of the disease outside of the region are often linked to travel to the area.
The main symptoms of Monkeypox are fever, rash, and swollen lymph nodes. The virus is transmitted to humans through close contact with an infected person or animal, or with contaminated material such as bedding. The virus may also be transmitted from one person to another by close contact with lesions, body fluids and respiratory droplets.