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Jamaica records fourth case of monkeypox

Jamaica has recorded its fourth confirmed case of the monkeypox virus, this time in the parish of St James.

In a media release today, the Ministry of Health disclosed that the new case is a male patient, who is currently in isolation at home.

“This new case has been classified as locally transmitted, that is, the patient has had no recent travel history and was not in contact with the three previously announced cases,” the release stated.

This is the second confirmed case of local spread of the virus.

The first two cases were classified as imported.

Additionally, the ministry has advised that it will begin issuing an update on the spread of monkeypox in Jamaica  every Monday, to keep the country abreast of the situation as it unfolds.