PAHO Prepares Countries for Monkeypox Testing



In May 2022, multiple cases of monkeypox were identified in several non-endemic countries.

To update Member States on the situation, the PAHO/WHO Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries (ECC) hosted an information session on monkeypox for all Ministry of Health focal points on 1 June 2022.

This information session brought together key PAHO/WHO experts in the areas of disease and clinical management, infection prevention and control, laboratory and surveillance as well as communication.

To continue support of country preparedness, from 24 June 2022, PAHO has provided laboratory reagents to Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

These reagents included primers and probes for Monkeypox Virus polymerase chain reaction (MPXV PCR), sufficient for conducting 400 tests.

On 28 June, PAHO hosted a virtual training session for Barbados and the ECC on protocols for molecular diagnosis of monkeypox, over 90 participants were in attendance.

Follow-up meetings were also held with Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados and St. Kitts and Nevis to plan for implementation and/or review of laboratory data.

Currently all countries have the capacity to diagnose for Monkeypox.

Samples have already been processed in the laboratories of Barbados, Dominica, Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines; dry runs completed, and results shared with PAHO.

These laboratories are now ready to diagnose suspected cases.

PAHO will continue to provide MPXV specific reagents and technical support to national laboratories in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries.


Monkeypox is a viral zoonotic disease caused by the monkeypox virus, a member of the Orthopoxvirus genus, this includes the variola virus (which causes smallpox).

Monkeypox is characterized by rash or skin lesions that are usually concentrated on the face, palms of the hands, and soles of the feet.

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  1. Time for all countries of the world to take back their sovereignty and tell the PHAO/WHO to get back into their lane.
    The PEOPLE of the world are fed up with this non-stop medical tyranny and of the weak leadership in their countries. The leaders of all countries need to tell these world bodies like the WHO, IMF, WEF, etc., etc. to back off or the PEOPLE will be telling their leadership to move on…. ya’ll all are fired!
    Are the political parties listening? You all better be listening, because your continued existence is at stake!

  2. Don’t allow fear to guide your decisions about this ginned up ’emergency.’ Arm yourself with non biased information. A Chinese created PCR test WITHOUT the viral genome is already a fraud. Follow the money with these neverending emergencies. Know that those ‘experts & leaders’ that are lockstep with the charades are generously compensated for their commitment to the Reseters.

  3. I had a dream a few months back and it wasn’t good. I saw needles falling from the sky and the where I was I was in the opposite side from where Ramco Pharmacy is in that litre park like, it was dark and I saw some blue lights and ships in the sky and these needles where stabbing people all around me and they were getting sick I was not attacked as I was covered by the Blood of Jesus. This young lady I help and she said to me that she wasn’t feeling well after the needle. Then I woke up. I Pray people wake up to the evilness of these leaders. And I pray that ALL may come to REPENTANCE sooner than later.

  4. Again, more Mass Formation Psychosis (MFP) to create fear, foreboding and disquietude.

    To tell you the truth, I’m more fearful of Gaston Browne being installed for a third term … NOW THAT’S REAL FEAR 😱

  5. The same PAHO that told pregnant women to take the shot when Pfizer themselves did their best to exclude them from trials. Yes, that same PAHO.

    • Asymptomatic Monkey Pox coming soon……

      The PCR test will cause an increase in positive cases…..


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