Guyana trying to determine where patients caught monkeypox virus

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Guyana trying to determine where patients caught monkeypox virus

Health officials in Guyana on Wednesday said despite undertaking contact tracing they are still unable to discover how the country recorded two cases of monkeypox virus.

Health Minister, Dr Frank Anthony, during his daily health update, said that the patients – a 57-year-old public transportation driver and a woman in her 30s – had no recent history of travel, and gave a list of people who might have been exposed to the virus through contact with them.

“We have been in touch with names that the patients have given us. It is hard to find some of the contacts because the patients do not have any particulars on those persons but the immediate family members and persons who they have been in contact with regularly, those persons are in quarantine,” Dr Anthony told reporters.

He added that while it is difficult to track and trace everyone the infected people have been in contact with, “the immediate family is in quarantine and so far we haven’t seen any signs of anybody developing monkeypox.”

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