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August 23rd, 2022
USVI makes Monkeypox vaccine available to at-risk persons


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands (USVI) Department of Health (DoH) said Monday night, August 22, 2022, that it has started making available monkeypox vaccines by appointment only throughout the territory to at-risk populations.

July 23rd, 2022
WHO declares Monkeypox a global health emergency

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the monkeypox outbreak in over 70 countries an “emergency of international concern”.

July 16th, 2022
Barbados confirms first case of Monkeypox virus

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbados' Minister of Health, Ian Gooding-Edghill has today, July 16, 2022, confirmed the country’s first case of the monkeypox infection

July 9th, 2022
VI on ‘heightened vigilance’ following detection of Monkeypox cases in region

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (VI) Ministry of Health and Social Development has increased its infectious disease surveillance in response to the detection of Monkeypox cases in the Caribbean Region.

June 4th, 2022
Haiti probing first suspected case of Monkeypox

SAINT-MARC, Haiti - Health authorities in Haiti are investigating what they believe is a suspected case of Monkeypox, which, if confirmed, would be the first in the country and the first in the Caribbean since the World Health Organization (WHO) raised warned of a new global outbreak.

May 27th, 2022
Low likelihood of monkeypox spread to VI but situation being monitored– Hon Penn

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI– Minister for Health and Social Development under the Unity Government, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8), has indicated that although the likelihood of monkeypox spread in the VI community is currently low, the Chief Medical Officer and other officials will continue to monitor the situation.

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