• Ministry of Health guidelines recommend daily monitoring of contacts for symptoms for 21 days from the last contact with a patient or their contaminated materials during the infection period.

  • Suspected cases of monkeypox include anyone of any age with a history of travel to affected countries in the last 21 days who presents with a severe unexplained rash and one or more symptoms, including swollen lymph nodes, fever, head/body pain, and severe weakness.

  • The case of monkeypox has been confirmed in vitro by detection of unique sequences of viral DNA by either polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and/or sequencing, such as the COVID-19 test. There is no specific treatment protocol or medications for monkeypox and the patient must be managed on the basis of symptoms.