T&T continues to report zero monkeypox cases

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T&T continues to report zero monkeypox cases

Trinidad and Tobago and most of its close neighbours continue to be spared from the Monkeypox disease.

This is while the western hemisphere’s most populous countries continue to grapple with the number of new monkeypox cases being reported daily.

The Dominican Republic, Jamaica (seven each); Cuba, the Bahamas, Guyana, Aruba (two each); and Bermuda, Curacao, Guadeloupe and Martinique (one each), are the only other Caribbean states or dependencies to have reported cases of monkeypox since the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern in July.

Cuba is the only of these states with a death attributed to the virus.

TT’s closest neighbour Venezuela has also been largely spared with only three reported cases and no deaths thus far.

However, not much further away, PAHO has recorded 5,409 cases and two deaths in Brazil, as of September 6, a figure still eclipsed by the US’s 20,733 cases and no deaths.