Monkeypox outbreak: Canada confirms 957 MPV cases

Ottawa, August 6: Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has confirmed 957 monkeypox cases in the country.

Of the confirmed cases as of Friday, Xinhua said 449 were in Ontario, 407 in Quebec, 81 in British Columbia, 16 in Alberta, and two each in Saskatchewan and Yukon. is. Monkeypox outbreak: Public Health Agency of Canada announces $3,50,000 CAD to support community-based organizations

Following the declaration of monkeypox as a public health emergency by the World Health Organization and the United States, questions have been raised as to whether Canada should follow suit.

A PHAC official said the federal government had treated monkeypox as a priority since the outbreak began in May, local media reported.

The agency has deployed more than 80,000 doses of the Imvamune vaccine to states and territories and is supporting decentralized testing by providing control materials and protocols to lab partners across the country, according to the report.

Monkeypox is a viral disease that can spread from person to person through close contact with an infected person, such as hugging, kissing, massaging or having sex, experts say.

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