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Jamaica now able to test for Monkeypox virus


(Jamaica Observer) JAMAICA is now able to conduct testing for the Monkeypox virus, the health ministry said in a release Friday.

This follows a recent regional training in laboratory detection and diagnosis of the viral condition arranged by the National Public Health Lab, in collaboration with the Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO).

Chief Medical Officer Dr Jacqueline Bisasor-McKenzie said the workshop was part of the public health system’s preparedness and response activities in the case of an outbreak of the virus.

“This hands-on training equips our public health team to ensure the timely detection of any suspected cases,” Dr Bisasor-McKenzie said.

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