Guyana reports first Monkeypox case
GEORGETOWN, CMC, Guyana – Guyana became the most recent member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to confirm a case of the monkeypox virus on Monday. According to health officials, the patient is hospitalize and in a stable condition.
Dr. Frank Anthony, the minister of health, state that contact tracing is being done by the health authorities and that the patient, a man, resides in Region 4. He state that some people was place under quarantine.
In a video that was release on the website of the government’s Department of Public Information, Dr. Anthony stated, “We are now working with the patient; the patient is stable and we’ll continue working with the patient to ensure that everything is good.”
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The Ocean View Infectious Disease Hospital has received the patient as an inpatient. He is in his fifties, and over the last weekend, it was first thought that he might be infecte.
The government is collaborating with the Pan American Health Organization to purchase test kits and a supply of vaccines from the sole global manufacturer, according to the health minister.
According to Dr. Anthony, Guyana has triggered its response as a result of the first incidence of monkeypox in the country.
This comprises facilities, qualified lab staff, and doctors who have received special training to recognize viral illnesses. Though he urged Guyanese to exercise prudence, he stressed there was no need to worry.
Barbados, Jamaica, and The Bahamas are just a few of the 95 nations where more than 42,000 cases found.
A rash that initially resembles pimples or blisters and may be unpleasant or itchy is one of the virus’s symptoms. Fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes, tiredness, backache, headache, sore throat, nasal congestion, and cough are some other symptoms of monkeypox.
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