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Health officials engaged in contact tracing of second monkeypox patient

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(Jamaica Observer) Local health authorities have started tracing the contacts of the second person to test positive for monkeypox in Jamaica.

On Sunday, the Ministry of Health and Wellness said the person is “a male traveller who recently returned to the island from New York”.

He is now in isolation in a hospital and is in stable condition.

Jamaica’s first confirmed case of monkeypox was reported by the health ministry on July 6.

That male victim had travelled from the United Kingdom and presented to Jamaica’s public health system on July 5, having arrived in the island some five days earlier.

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