Antigua prepared to purchase monkeypox vaccines


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The monkeypox outbreak has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization.

Prime Minister, Gaston Browne has instructed the Ministry of Health to acquire vaccines for the highly contagious disease that has already infected thousands of people worldwide.

“We have to prepare for its eventual arrival here. We have asked the health minister, the medical director, and the Chief Medical Officer at the Sir Lester Bird Medical Center to do all that is necessary to acquire the vaccines as well as the anti-retroviral so that we can mitigate infections and at the same time lessen the severity of the disease, “ Browne said on the radio over the weekend. CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR WHATS APP GROUP

More than 16,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported across more than 70 countries so far this year.

All this comes as the country’s ministry of health increased its monkeypox surveillance at the various ports of entry and at health care facilities.

And in a press statement on Saturday afternoon, the Ministry of Health said they are working to ensure that they have the capacity to test for the monkeypox virus at the Sir Lester Bird Medical Center.

Monkeypox is a disease caused by the monkeypox virus which is similar to the smallpox virus. Persons typically experience a fever, a rash, swollen lymph nodes, and muscle pain.

Anyone experiencing these symptoms should seek attention from their health care provider.

Monkeypox is spread from person to person by direct contact with the rash and bodily fluids.

Clothing, sheets, towels, and other objects can also be sources of infection.

The virus is also transmitted from a pregnant mother to her unborn child. Respiratory secretions can also be a source of infection.

There have been no laboratory-confirmed cases of monkeypox in Antigua and Barbuda since samples sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) have all been negative.

There is no specific treatment for monkeypox. However, the public is advised that social and physical distancing, frequent handwashing and wearing facemasks may prevent infection. CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR WHATS APP GROUP

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  1. This is absurd. Pay the Pensioners on time. You finding money to spend on ignorance. Nobody trusts Gov’t anymore with vaccines.

  2. Why was the monkey pox hiding and arise right after alot of people already got vaccinated?

    Is history repeating itself 1st
    dose 2nd dose boosters and right after monkey pox there will be cheetah rash?

  3. The mass vaccination programmes that took place globally in the last 12-18 months or so, has weakened and compromised our immune systems.

    Our immune system is about protection, and patrolled the body like a fully armed soldier in defending us from serious diseases and harmful bacterium that has laid dormant.

    Unfortunately, whatever has been dormant in the partially and fully vaccinated is now breaking out into serious health issues.


    Hopefully, the independent medical experts will be allowed to speak out about this without being CENSORED again – a handful of them have already been SILENCED!!!


    • … remember folks, we are now entering the next phase of the global elites LOCKSTEP MOVEMENTS …

  4. Wherever Bill Gates is putting his money is where the next major crisis will come from. Right now he is buying farmland. While we sanitize our hands 100 times a day the farmers who get their hands dirty to feed us are being put out of work by all these disruptive overreactions. A word to the wise is sufficient.

    • @Watch Bill Gates…not even the US Courts can stop him from purchasing these thousands of acres of #prime farmland in America.

      Less we forget, his #Bloodline _Matters! Does Margaret Sanger and Eugenics rings a bell?
      Think of Henrietta Lacks and the HELA Cells through the same John Hopkins which has being front and Center under Faucci direction during the COVID PLANDEMIC.
      Think The Tuskegee Syphilis Agenda.
      These might seem in the distant past, but in terms of medical research, they’re still very relevant in the continued war on HUEmanity by Big Pharma and their Drug Pushing Cartel.


      Thus MUST be a course taught as a Science in our schools!

      • Much respect @ Ras Smood, you’re on point with this topic …👍

        You’ve touched on how the medical and pharmaceutical departments have treated people of colour in the past – and we must NEVER EVER forget this fact!

        For further reading my fellow citizens ofAntigua, these two books are in my top 20 of all time:

        ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’, by Rebecca Skloot and ‘Bad Blood’ subtitled ‘The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment’ by the author James H. Jones.

        Highly recommended, especially to those who do not understand why people of colour do not completely trust some medical practitioners and drug companies to this day.

  5. Where is the government getting the money to buy this vaccine when pensioners can’t get paid ? Don’t tell me they have an experiment vaccine to hand out. The last time I heard there was no monkey pox vaccine and they would use the small pox vaccine. They say a person infected with monkey pox usually recovers after a short time and the disease isn’t deadly. People just had two and four doses of covid vaccine and now you want to inject them with another vaccine.

  6. Spain confirms Europe’s first known monkeypox-related death of current outbreak
    – Spain has reported its first monkeypox-related death in what is Europe’s first known death and the second outside of Africa in the current outbreak.

    – Brazil reported the first monkeypox-related death outside the African continent in the current outbreak, earlier on Friday.

  7. I understand Gaston Browne is prepared to purchase the monkey pox vaccine.

    Could it be for these people in ANTIGUA 🇦🇬, or for himself ?

    As a result, experts have recommended that gay and bisexual men at higher risk of exposure to the virus should be offered a vaccine against smallpox called Imvanex.

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