No suspected cases of the Monkeybox virus have been reported in Trinidad and Tobago at this time.
This according to the Ministry of Health, which issued an advisory to the public on Friday concerning the emerging public health threat and the detection of cases of the Monkeypox virus (a member of the Orthopoxvirus genus in the family Poxviridae) in several overseas territories.
The public is advised that the main symptoms of Monkeypox are fever, rash, and swollen lymph nodes.
The virus is transmitted to humans through close contact with an infected person or animal, or with contaminated material such as bedding.
The virus may also be transmitted from one person to another by close contact with lesions, body fluids and respiratory droplets.
The public is advised that if you or anyone close to you, have had a recent travel history from any country where cases have been detected and are symptomatic, as described above, please visit your nearest health care provider.
For a full list of these countries, please visit the WHO website at www.who.int/emergencies/emergency-events/item/monkeypox.
The public will be kept abreast on any further developments regarding this emerging health threat as more information becomes available.