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Barbados Confirms First Case of Monkeypox Virus

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbados Saturday confirmed its first case of the Monkeypox virus with officials indicating that the island is fully prepared to handle any cases of the virus that has already been detected in two other CARICOM countries, namely Jamaica and the Bahamas.

The monkeypox virus. (Photo via VCG)

PAHO Urges Regional Manufacturing of Vaccines to Meet Growing Demand

WASHINGTON, DC – The director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Dr. Carissa Etienne Wednesday warned that as the Omicron sub-lineages drive a new wave of COVID-19 infections and cases of the Monkeypox virus continue to rise, countries should work together to meet the growing demand for vaccines, medicines, and other health equipment in the region.

PAHO Director, Dr. Carissa Etienne (PAHO photo)
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