CPS is monitoring Monkeypox, no case detected in St. Maarten

Stay informed about monkeypox with CPS as they monitor the global situation. No cases have been detected in St. Maarten so far. Learn about symptoms and precautions from reliable sources like the World Health Organization and US Centers for Disease Control.

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CPS is observing the global situation with monkeypox closely. If any updates are relevant, CPS will let the public know promptly. As of now, no case of monkeypox has been detected in St. Maarten.


The virus that causes monkeypox, which is a rodent-borne illness that also affects marsupials and monkeys, has been detected in people in several countries throughout the world. So far, 92 cases have been reported in 12 countries. This number is expected to increase, but monkeypox has not yet been found in St. Maarten, according to a press

The monkeypox virus is airborne and can be caught by coming into direct contact with respiratory droplets, bodily fluids, and skin or contaminated materials including bedding.

If you have any of the following symptoms, you might have monkeypox: fever; headache; back pain; muscle soreness; weakness; swollen lymph nodes. If this is the case, please visit your doctor.


The average monkeypox infection is benign and tends to go away on its own in 2-4 weeks without treatment. People with weakened immune systems, on the other hand, are more likely to become infected and need hospitalization.

The virus that causes monkeypox is not the same as impetigo (a skin infection caused by a bacterium that is prevalent in the Netherlands). Impetigo is known on Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao islands as well as Suriname's border regions.

Please be sure to check your information sources carefully and do not spread misinformation about the disease. The best websites to follow are the World Health Organization, US Centers for Disease Control, and the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM.

CPS is keeping a close eye on the global situation, and we will promptly communicate any necessary information to the public. If you are feeling unwell, please see your doctor at once.

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