Public Health Updates Community on 4th Suspected Case of Monkeypox on Island


As monkeypox spreads worldwide, Guam Public Health provided updates on the fourth suspected case of monkeypox in Guam.

According to DPHSS spokesperson Grace Bordallo, the fourth suspected monkeypox specimen sent to Hawaii Health Department Laboratory did not meet their criteria for testing.

Bordallo further informed that the Hawaii Health Department abides by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria to test for monkeypox.

She ensures that any confirmed case of monkeypox will be announced by the public health authority.

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Starting as the weather personality for the Pacific News Center in 2019, then as a reporter, Destiny Cruz is now PNC’s lead anchor, producer, writer, and TV host for two of Sorensen Media Group’s shows. Over three years at PNC, Destiny has covered issues impacting our island in areas including legislation and health, to name a few, in addition to highlighting the meaningful stories of Guam’s community in features and lifestyle. Corresponding with her professional growth, Destiny has acquired personal achievements that have contributed to her development as a dynamic woman: she is a proud graduate of the Guam Community College, earning her degree in liberal studies, a former Miss Guam (Miss World Guam 2017), and singer/songwriter.