• 06 Oct, 2022

Guyana Announces Its First Case of Monkeypox

Guyana Announces Its First Case of Monkeypox

Guyana Announces Its First Case of Monkeypox

Image : Being examined by Congolese doctors, a Manfuette village teenage boy is suspected of having monkeypox in Manfuette, Republic of Congo Tuesday, August 29, 2017. The Washington Post/Getty Images   

A man in Guyana has tested positive for monkeypox, making him the first confirmed case.          

The announcement was made by Minister of Health, Dr Frank Anthony. He informed that the person underwent a series of tests over the weekend.          

Dr Anthony said the male resident of Region Four, had all the signs and symptoms of monkeypox.          

  “We have been able to confirm that by using PCR to do the confirmatory diagnosis, so we now have our first case of monkeypox in Guyana, and we have since isolated the patient, so right now the patient is in an isolated area at the ocean view hospital and that patient is stable and is doing very well,” Dr Anthony said.   

Dr Anthony added that persons who were in close contact with the individual are in quarantine, while assuring the public that the country has been preparing for this eventuality and is equipped to handle the situation.

Source : dpi Guyana