Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton
There is a third case of monkeypox in Jamaica.
This was confirmed by Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton on Friday.
Dr. Tufton says the person contracted the virus locally.
"This individual has not travelled, they have no travel history and clearly contracted the virus from someone who had the virus here," he told journalists at a ceremony to mark the resumption of construction work on the Western Children & Adolescents Hospital in St. James.
He said the locally transmitted case "changes the complexion of the challenge that we face" but the ministry had anticipated that local transmission of the virus would begin "sooner or later".
The affected individual is quarantining at home.