Posted: Monday, July 25, 2022. 9:08 am CST.
By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: Authorities in Jamaica have confirmed the second case of Monkeypox, Loop reports.
The patient is a male who recently returned to Jamaica from New York.
The Ministry of Health says that the patient is listed in a stable condition and remains in isolation.
Health officials are now conducting contact tracing.
Over the weekend, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared monkeypox a global health emergency.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that there are now more than 16,800 reported cases of Monkeypox globally.
Symptoms of the viral disease include fever, intense headache, swelling of the lymph nodes, back pain, muscle ache, lack of energy, and/or rash.
The public is reminded that anyone experiencing these symptoms must immediately isolate and call their health center before visiting.
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