Six cases of Monkeypox diagnosed in Gibraltar so far; discussions with UK towards more vaccine supplies

Six cases of monkeypox have been diagnosed in Gibraltar so far, with most having made a full recovery, according to the Director of Public Health.

The smallpox vaccine - effective against monkeypox - is currently being given to those who may have already been exposed to the virus, to prevent illness. However, Dr Helen Carter said discussions are ongoing with the UK towards getting more supplies, in order to offer this as a precautionary measure to those most at risk of catching the disease.

Dr Helen Carter told GBC that the GHA has reviewed all the recommendations from the World Health Organisation, as well as its own plans - adding Gibraltar is in a good place to respond should there be further cases.

GBC reporter, Christina Cortes, asked the Director of Public Health about the significance of the WHO's designation of the outbreak as a global health emergency.