The multi-country mpox outbreak, formerly referred to as monkeypox, has continued to show signs of improving. Data up until 2 January reported by the WHO indicates that of the 110 countries, territories or states who have reported mpox cases, 79 have not reported any new cases for at least 21 days which is the maximum incubation period[i]. The majority of new cases over the past week were reported in the America’s, however the trend in cases there is relatively stable. Over the past month ten mpox deaths have been reported; eight in Peru, one is Chile and one in Cameroon[i].
There have been no mpox cases detected in the Cayman Islands.
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