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Monkeypox patient fully recovers

August 9th, 2022

Barbados’ only confirmed case of monkeypox, a Barbadian man in his twenties, has fully recovered.

In release from the Barbados Government Information Service, the Ministry of Health and Wellness also disclosed that there have not been any associated cases with this index case, which was reported three weeks ago.

People who have a travel history and who are experiencing any unexplained rash, swelling of the lymph nodes or who have been in contact with people with a rash are advised to seek medical attention at their nearest polyclinic.

The release adds surveillance at the ports of entry has been enhanced as the Ministry of Health continues to be in an alert state for monkeypox.

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