Caura facility selected for monkeypox isolation/treatment

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    The Caura health facility will be used to isolate and treat any suspected or confirmed cases of monkeypox.

    Local officials have been preparing as monkeypox, normally limited to Central and West Africa, has spread to about 50 countries with over 3,400 confirmed cases.

    Last week, a decision was taken to add it to T&T’s list of dangerous infectious diseases, allowing it to be covered by the Quarantine Act and Public Health Regulations.

    Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh says another step has been taken to have the Caura facility involved.

    The WHO says monkeypox has symptoms very similar to those seen in the past in smallpox patients, although it is clinically less severe.