Dr. Tufton is warning Jamaicans against seeing monkey pox as a gay disease.
The World Health Organisation has indicated that more than 90-percent of the confirmed cases of the virus worldwide has been spread among men who have sex with men.
But Dr. Tufton says Jamaicans must be careful not to dismiss the virus as only affecting homosexuals.
The Health Minister says anyone can contract monkeypox, regardless of their sexual orientation.
He says that puts the entire population at risk.
Dr. Tufton says Jamaicans must see beyond stigma.
Dr. Christopher Tufton, Health Minister.