Fourth Case Of Mpox Virus In TT

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Fourth Case Of Mpox Virus In TT

A fourth case of the Monkeypox (Mpox) virus was confirmed via laboratory testing earlier today.

The Ministry of Health says the patient is a young adult male.

The relevant County Medical Officer of Health is currently conducting an epidemiological investigation and has initiated the local public health response, which includes home isolation and contact tracing for the patient.

The Ministry remind the public to follow the general hygiene principles such as frequent handwashing and sanitising of high-touch surfaces.

Persons experiencing signs or symptoms of Mpox should visit the nearest health facility.

The Ministry will continue to provide updates to the public as necessary.

Further information on the Monkeypox virus can be found on the Ministry’s website at www.health.gov.tt/monkeypox.