Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) conducted a two-day training on the detection and laboratory diagnosis of monkeypox for laboratory technicians from Jamaica, The Bahamas, Guyana, Suriname, and St Lucia. Participants received hands-on instruction in molecular detection –real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) – of the virus that causes monkeypox. Monkeypox is a zoonosis virus, a disease that can be transmitted to humans from animals. The infection is characterised by rash or skin lesions. In the current outbreak, the clinical presentation varies, with some patients showing few lesions on the perineal/perianal area, presenting even before symptoms such as fever, myalgia, and malaise. The training for Caribbean countries . . .