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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-heal...monkeypox.html

    Canada


    The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is working with provincial and territorial public health partners to investigate cases of monkeypox in Canada. As the investigation evolves, it is anticipated that additional cases will be reported in Canada. Provinces and territories have publicly reported 1008 cases of monkeypox as of August 10, 2022 at 1:00 pm EDT.
    Yukon 2
    British Columbia 85
    Alberta 16
    Saskatchewan 2
    Ontario 478
    Quebec 425
    Total 1008
    PHAC is continuing to collect and analyze epidemiological information reported by the provinces and territories to help define the national scope of the investigation and to determine if there are any increased health risks to people in Canada. Going forward, case numbers may change as provinces and territories continue to receive confirmatory testing results from PHAC's National Microbiology Laboratory. On an ongoing basis, provinces and territories are reviewing case data in their jurisdictions and those that meet the case definition will be reported to PHAC to be included in the national investigation.

    This webpage will be updated with the latest case numbers each week.

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  • Pathfinder
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    Monkeypox: Outbreak update

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    Current situation


    Canada

    The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is working with provincial and territorial public health partners to investigate cases of monkeypox in Canada. As the investigation evolves, it is anticipated that additional cases will be reported in Canada. Provinces and territories have publicly reported 957 cases of monkeypox as of August 5, 2022 at 1:00 pm EDT.

    Jurisdictions in Canada with confirmed cases

    Province or Territory Confirmed cases

    Yukon 2
    British Columbia 81
    Alberta 16
    Saskatchewan 2
    Ontario 449
    Quebec 407
    Total 957
    PHAC is continuing to collect and analyze epidemiological information reported by the provinces and territories to help define the national scope of the investigation and to determine if there are any increased health risks to people in Canada. Going forward, case numbers may change as provinces and territories continue to receive confirmatory testing results from PHAC's National Microbiology Laboratory. On an ongoing basis, provinces and territories are reviewing case data in their jurisdictions and those that meet the case definition will be reported to PHAC to be included in the national investigation.

    This webpage will be updated with the latest case numbers each week.
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  • Pathfinder
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    Experts concerned about possible further spread of monkeypox in Canada as U.S., WHO declare emergencies

    Glen McGregor
    CTV National News Senior Political Correspondent

    Michael Lee
    CTVNews.ca Writer

    Updated Aug. 6, 2022 6:18 a.m. CST
    Published Aug. 6, 2022 6:00 a.m. CST


    Monkeypox infections continue to rise in Canada as the U.S. and the WHO declare the outbreak an emergency, leaving some experts concerned about the risk of further outbreaks.

    There have been fewer than 1,000 confirmed cases in Canada since May, as of Friday. But on a per capita basis, the number of monkeypox cases in total in Canada has surpassed the United States.

    On July 27, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam encouraged those at highest risk from monkeypox to get vaccinated, saying an "urgent" response is needed to address the outbreak.

    But even though monkeypox has spread primarily among men who have sex with men, Dr. Donald Vinh, an infectious disease specialist at McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, tells CTV National News that there is a strong chance the infection could spread outside of that community.

    "I'm not saying that we have to panic. I think we just need to be prepared that there's a possibility that this virus could spread to the larger general public, and so we shouldn't be surprised of that possibility," he said.
    ...
    And while the smallpox vaccine does protect against monkeypox, questions remain over whether those who were inoculated decades ago will still be protected from the disease today.

    "And so this is something else that we need to learn, and learn pretty quickly," Vinh said.
    ...

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/expert...cies-1.6016649

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  • Pathfinder
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    Simian pox does not circulate in Quebec despite five confirmed cases

    David Remillard
    Posted yesterday at 3:09 p.m.

    Simian pox is not circulating in the Capitale-Nationale territory for the moment, while only five cases have been confirmed by laboratory since the start of the epidemic. Despite the low presence of the disease, calls for vigilance, screening and vaccination continue to be hammered home.

    The CIUSSSde la Capitale-Nationale refuses to corroborate the origin of the contamination or to give details on the chronology of the epidemic in Quebec. According to our information, however, none of the cases have been contracted in the region.

    Community transmission would therefore be non-existent, as evidenced by regional public health data. We have 5 laboratory-confirmed cases at the moment and less than 5 cases under investigation , indicates Mathieu Boivin, spokesperson for the CIUSSSof the National Capital.

    He thus drew up the very first report of the monkeypox in Quebec since the appearance of the virus in the province, last May. A very thin record, however, the public health authorities having refused to give more details or to grant interviews on the subject.

    Confirmed cases have not necessarily been reported recently, at least agrees the CIUSSS, without going any further. It is also impossible to know when the first infected person on the territory obtained his diagnosis, or even if infections are still active.

    Regional public health has been carrying out checks on suspected cases of monkeypox for several weeks already, but without providing a public assessment of the results.

    Invited to comment, the National Institute of Public Health of Quebec preferred to throw the ball back to the CIUSSS.

    Disease suffering

    If the provincial portrait is difficult to obtain, it is admitted that Montreal remains the epicenter of the monkeypox epidemic in Quebec, with nearly 299 of the 346 cases listed as of July 27.

    Despite the calm in the capital, calls for vigilance have been launched in order to avoid letting our guard down. Dr. Réjean Thomas, founder of the clinic L'Actuel in the metropolis, has seen more than a hundred people with monkeypox since the spring.

    If the disease is considered to be benign , the serious forms being rather rare, he reminds us that the people affected live a rather painful period . In addition to being isolated for two to four weeks in the middle of summer, some had to be hospitalized. He cited the example of a patient who was no longer able to eat.

    In addition to flu-like symptoms, Dr. Thomas indeed reports large, very painful ulcers , particularly in the mouth or on the genitals. The lesions generally appear later in the course of the infection, after the fever and body aches.

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    https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle...on-vaccination

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-heal...monkeypox.html

    Canada


    The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is working with provincial and territorial public health partners to investigate cases of monkeypox in Canada. As the investigation evolves, it is anticipated that additional cases will be reported in Canada. Provinces and territories have publicly reported 890 cases of monkeypox as of August 3, 2022 at 1:00 pm EDT.
    Yukon 1
    British Columbia 78
    Alberta 13
    Saskatchewan 2
    Ontario 423
    Quebec 373
    Total 890
    PHAC is continuing to collect and analyze epidemiological information reported by the provinces and territories to help define the national scope of the investigation and to determine if there are any increased health risks to people in Canada. Going forward, case numbers may change as provinces and territories continue to receive confirmatory testing results from PHAC's National Microbiology Laboratory. On an ongoing basis, provinces and territories are reviewing case data in their jurisdictions and those that meet the case definition will be reported to PHAC to be included in the national investigation.

    This webpage will be updated with the latest case numbers each week.

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.cp24.com/news/there-are-...ario-1.6012922


    There are now more than 400 confirmed cases of monkeypox in Ontario
    Chris Fox, CP24.com Managing Digital Producer
    Published Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:57PM EDT
    Last Updated Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:57PM EDT

    There are now more than 400 confirmed cases of monkeypox in Ontario, with the vast majority of them detected in Toronto.

    The latest update from Public Health Ontario suggests that the number of confirmed Monkeypox infections has risen 15 per cent from July 28 and now stands at 423.

    The agency says that nearly 78 per cent of the cases were reported by Toronto Public Health.

    Elsewhere in the GTA, Hamilton has nine confirmed cases, Halton has seven, Durham has six, Peel has five and York has three.

    Public Health Ontario says that so far all but two of the confirmed cases involve males, unchanged from last week. The average age of those with a confirmed infection is about 36 years old.

    “Although cases have mostly been identified among males who report sexual or intimate contact with other males (MSM), anyone can get monkeypox,” the agency warns in its report. “Various factors that may increase the potential risk for exposure include close, sexual, and/or other intimate contact with someone who has a monkeypox rash, sore, or scabs.”...

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  • Pathfinder
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    August 3, 2022 1:00 a.m.
    Updated at 2:02 am

    First cases of monkeypox in Quebec

    Judith Desmeules
    JUDITH DESMEULES
    Le Soleil
    Simon Carmichael
    SIMON CARMICHAEL
    Le Soleil

    The first cases of monkeypox have been reported in the Quebec region, as more and more people are getting vaccinated against the disease. There were five cases on Tuesday in the Capitale-Nationale, in addition to a few suspected cases under investigation.

    Since the beginning of June, some 654 residents of the Quebec region have received the vaccine against monkey pox, colloquially known as monkey pox, including people vaccinated outside the territory.

    For now, access to the monkeypox vaccine is restricted to "men who have had sexual contact with other men in the Montreal area, or plan to travel there soon and have sexual contact with other men." other men”. Sex workers and a few other vulnerable clienteles also have access to it.

    Montreal is currently the heart of the epidemic in Canada, with more than 300 confirmed cases. However, the spread seems to have reached a plateau in the metropolis for a few weeks.

    With awareness campaigns and the return of Pride season, vaccination appointments are becoming increasingly popular. If it was easy to book a time slot in a vaccination center in recent weeks, this is no longer the case.

    In the Capitale-Nationale, no appointment is available for three weeks, while the average delay is more than seven days in a large part of Chaudière-Appalaches.

    “The activities of Gay Pride and major festivals in Montreal encourage customers who want to participate to protect themselves. »
    — Mathieu Boivin, spokesperson for the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale

    The spokesperson indicates that the vaccination offer has remained the same since the beginning of July in the Quebec region. However, the supply will be lower in the coming weeks due to staff vacations. For example, there will be only three vaccination days in the week of August 8, and four days in the week of August 15.

    In the Capitale-Nationale, two sites have been selected to distribute the monkeypox vaccine, namely the Promenades Beauport vaccination center and the CLSC Haute-Ville, where many sexual health services are located.

    “Few doses are available at the moment and there is strict management of the vaccine in order to avoid wasting doses, hence the distribution in only two sites”, specifies Mathieu Boivin.

    No case in Chaudière-Appalaches

    As of Monday, no case of monkeypox had been reported in Chaudière-Appalaches, where 207 doses of vaccine were administered.

    In addition to the fixed vaccination sites, the region's public health team has launched a mobile campaign to raise awareness and inoculate against monkeypox.

    Among other things, the CISSS visited a campground in the region, frequented by clients affected by the monkeypox vaccine, on July 9 and 16. Some 96 people were thus vaccinated.

    “Our staff answered many questions from users, in addition to administering vaccines. This awareness could have led to a slightly larger volume of appointments,” notes Geneviève Dion, spokesperson for the CISSS de Chaudière-Appalaches.

    The mobile vaccination team strategy has been deployed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the method has proven itself. “We imported the success of these strategies for monkeypox. We have seen what works well with the pandemic,” says Ms. Dion.

    In a situation where discussions are still taboo, the idea of ​​“bringing the vaccines to the clientele” rather than “attracting the clientele to the vaccine” is a winning one.

    “Moving towards them is still quite effective. They want to maintain some confidentiality. It allowed us to raise awareness. It takes the pressure off, even if we have set up our fixed sites well, there are still fears and we respect them,” says Ms. Dion.

    Chaudière-Appalaches health authorities are also noticing an increase in interest in vaccination against monkeypox.

    "The hypothesis that we put forward to explain this increase in demand could be attributed to the return of some people from holidays, to certain festivals which will take place soon bringing together a lot of people and for which possible participants would like to protect themselves against monkeypox. before participating,” says Geneviève Dion, spokesperson for the CISSS.

    “The increase could also be explained by the effectiveness of word-of-mouth from those who have already been vaccinated and who found that the experience was positive / safe and that the conditions in vaccination centers were met for adapt to the users targeted by this type of vaccination,” she adds.

    If the trend continues, the CISSS will add opening days for vaccination, in order to meet demand. “We are constantly adjusting to raise as needed,” notes Ms. Dion.

    https://www.lesoleil.com/2022/08/03/...9cf0f4529bb8cd

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/...monkeypox.html

    Public Health Ontario reports 367 confirmed cases of monkeypox
    By The Canadian Press
    Fri., July 29, 2022timer1 min. read

    Public Health Ontario says there were 367 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the province as of Thursday, up from 326 on Monday.

    The agency’s latest report says most of the cases – nearly 78 per cent – were reported in Toronto.

    Almost all of the people affected are male, with only two reported in female patients.

    Public Health Ontario says the average age of confirmed cases is just under 36 years old.

    The report says 11 people have been hospitalized with the illness and two are in intensive care.

    It says there are also 12 probable cases, 10 of which are in men.

    Public health says most cases are among men who report intimate contact with men but say anyone can get monkeypox...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-heal...monkeypox.html

    Current situation

    Canada


    The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is working with provincial and territorial public health partners to investigate cases of monkeypox in Canada. As the investigation evolves, it is anticipated that additional cases will be reported in Canada. Provinces and territories have publicly reported 803 cases of monkeypox as of July 29, 2022 at 1:00 pm EDT.
    Yukon 1
    British Columbia 61
    Alberta 13
    Saskatchewan 2
    Ontario 367
    Quebec 359
    Total 803
    PHAC is continuing to collect and analyze epidemiological information reported by the provinces and territories to help define the national scope of the investigation and to determine if there are any increased health risks to people in Canada. Going forward, case numbers may change as provinces and territories continue to receive confirmatory testing results from PHAC's National Microbiology Laboratory. On an ongoing basis, provinces and territories are reviewing case data in their jurisdictions and those that meet the case definition will be reported to PHAC to be included in the national investigation.

    This webpage will be updated with the latest case numbers each week.

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  • Pathfinder
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    Public Advisory: First Probable Case of Monkeypox Detected in Province; Dr. Seviour Available to Media


    July 28, 2022

    Newfoundland and Labrador has its first probable case of monkeypox. Following clinical guidelines and recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), the Imvamune vaccine is being offered to asymptomatic individuals who are considered close contact exposures to this probable case.

    Dr. Rosann Seviour, Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, will hold a media availability today (Thursday, July 28) at 10:00 a.m. in the Media Centre, East Block, Confederation Building to discuss Monkeypox.

    The availability will be live-streamed on the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Facebook account and on YouTube.

    Monkeypox is a disease caused by the monkeypox virus. The virus enters the body through broken skin, the respiratory tract or the mucous membranes (e.g., eyes, nose, or mouth). The virus can also be spread by sharing clothing, bedding or common items that have been contaminated with the infected person’s fluids or sores. In most cases, monkeypox is usually a mild illness and most people recover on their own after a few weeks.

    More information on the virus can be found here.


    https://www.gov.nl.ca/releases/2022/health/0728n01/

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    A possible case of monkeypox in Newfoundland and Labrador

    Radio Canada
    Posted 8:30 a.m.


    The government of Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting the first possible case of monkeypox in the province and is offering close contacts of this person vaccination against this disease.

    The acting chief medical officer of health, Rosann Seviour , gave a press conference on the subject on Thursday morning.

    It does not confirm the origin of the possible case, but it indicates that most viral illnesses arrive in Newfoundland and Labrador through travellers.

    The tracing of close contacts is ongoing. Vaccinated people who are exposed to the virus may have less severe symptoms or not get the disease at all, says Dr. Seviour .

    So far in Canada, the disease has mainly affected men who have sex with other men, but it can affect any other person during close contact, underlines Dr. Seviour .

    ...
    https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle...neuve-labrador

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-heal...monkeypox.html

    Canada


    The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is working with provincial and territorial public health partners to investigate cases of monkeypox in Canada. As the investigation evolves, it is anticipated that additional cases will be reported in Canada. Provinces and territories have publicly reported 745 cases of monkeypox as of July 27, 2022 at 12:00 pm EDT.
    Yukon 1
    British Columbia 58
    Alberta 12
    Saskatchewan 2
    Ontario 326
    Quebec 346
    Total 745
    PHAC is continuing to collect and analyze epidemiological information reported by the provinces and territories to help define the national scope of the investigation and to determine if there are any increased health risks to people in Canada. Going forward, case numbers may change as provinces and territories continue to receive confirmatory testing results from PHAC's National Microbiology Laboratory. On an ongoing basis, provinces and territories are reviewing case data in their jurisdictions and those that meet the case definition will be reported to PHAC to be included in the national investigation.

    This webpage will be updated with the latest case numbers each week.

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.iheartradio.ca/580-cfra/...awa-1.18287943

    Province identifies two new monkeypox cases in Ottawa
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    CTV News Ottawa Digital Multi-Skilled Journalist
    Ted Raymond
    4:40 PM

    Public Health Ontario is reporting two new confirmed cases of monkeypox in Ottawa.

    Twenty-three cases of the virus have been confirmed in the capital to date, the second-highest number of cases in any public health unit in the province behind Toronto. Ottawa’s first case was reported on June 10.

    As of July 25, 326 cases of monkeypox had been confirmed in Ontario, up from 288 last Thursday. Of these, 250 are in Toronto. There are two confirmed cases in health units outside of Ottawa, one in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit and one in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark.

    All but two of the confirmed cases in Ontario have affected men.

    The hospitalization rate for monkeypox remains low, with 11 people hospitalized because of the virus to date. Ottawa Public Health would not comment on local hospitalizations, so it is unclear if anyone who has contracted monkeypox in the capital has been hospitalized because of it...

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  • Pathfinder
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    July 25, 2022 1:41 p.m.
    Updated at 4:48 p.m.

    Monkey pox in Quebec: a prevention discourse to be reviewed, according to Dr. Réjean Thomas

    FREDERIC LACROIX-COUTURE
    The Canadian Press

    MORGAN LOWRIE
    The Canadian Press

    The discourse around monkeypox should take on a different tone to encourage vaccination and raise awareness of the severe symptoms caused by the disease, believes the president and founder of the L'Actuel clinic, Dr. Réjean Thomas.

    Of the 331 cases reported in Quebec as of July 19, the Montreal clinic has so far received around 100 patients infected with monkeypox, said Dr. Thomas.

    He says he is “very surprised” at the number of his sexually active patients who are still not vaccinated against this virus.

    “We said a lot at the beginning that the disease was mild. Indeed, it is not a fatal disease (the mortality rate is 1%). But the cases we see are quite serious; large ulcers in the mouth, on the tongue, chin, genitals. People are very suffering. (...) Some had complications and were isolated.

    “We should perhaps redo our prevention campaign a little and say that it is not so banal” without being alarmist, continues the doctor.


    A study published this month in The New England Journal of Medicine painting a broad picture of the characteristics of the monkeypox epidemic around the world, notes varying degrees of symptoms.

    Some have very few or no symptoms at all, but can be a source of transmission of the virus, while others suffer a lot with lesions that can limit their daily activities, explains one of the co-authors of the article. , Dr. Marina Klein of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre.

    "We don't understand why some people are going to have a more serious situation than others. Is it the exposure, is it their immune system? There are a lot of research questions that are being asked right now,” says the scientist.

    Dr Thomas and Dr Klein believe that the World Health Organization (WHO) raising its highest level of alert for monkeypox on Saturday is a message for governments to take the disease seriously and invest to support research, prevention and vaccination.

    A treatment for the disease is not yet available and questions remain surrounding the administration of a second dose of the vaccine, evoke the two experts.

    Efforts to continue

    More than 13,000 people have been vaccinated against monkeypox in Quebec as of last week. An insufficient number in the eyes of Dr. Thomas.

    The vaccine is currently offered in Montreal to all men who have had sex with men as well as those who have been exposed to the disease.

    The Montreal Regional Public Health Department (DRSP) estimates that it has reached about half of its vaccination goal. She wants to better promote the monkeypox vaccine to eligible people.

    The RÉZO organization, which recently obtained an envelope of $150,000 from the federal government, intends to step up its awareness-raising efforts to reach different clienteles.

    “We are thinking about having other strategies. (…) We will surely advertise on mobile dating applications, tour the various establishments perhaps a little more upstream and during the Montreal Pride festivities”, explains Alexandre Dumont Blais, the general manager. community organization that provides health information to gay and bisexual men.

    The Ministry of Health and Social Services said Monday that the epidemic is still considered to be "contained" in Quebec.

    In Montreal, there has been a plateau in the number of cases reported in recent weeks, but the trend could return to an upward trend, warns the medical officer, health emergencies and infectious diseases at the DRSP.

    “We are fearful that the rapid increase in cases in other countries, including the United States, will cause us to possibly see an increase in the coming weeks, as our communities are interconnected,” says Dr. Geneviève Bergeron.

    Vigilance will be required during the Montreal Pride rallies and the 24th International AIDS Conference, when many tourists will arrive in the Quebec metropolis.

    "We ask people to be careful, to get vaccinated, maybe to reduce sexual contact too," advises Dr. Thomas.

    https://www.lesoleil.com/2022/07/25/...f8f6badb06feba

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-heal...monkeypox.html

    Canada


    The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is working with provincial and territorial public health partners to investigate cases of monkeypox in Canada. As the investigation evolves, it is anticipated that additional cases will be reported in Canada. Provinces and territories have publicly reported 681 cases of monkeypox as of July 22, 2022 at 1:00 pm EDT.
    British Columbia 48
    Alberta 12
    Saskatchewan 2
    Ontario 288
    Quebec 331
    Total 681
    PHAC is continuing to collect and analyze epidemiological information reported by the provinces and territories to help define the national scope of the investigation and to determine if there are any increased health risks to people in Canada. Going forward, case numbers may change as provinces and territories continue to receive confirmatory testing results from PHAC's National Microbiology Laboratory. On an ongoing basis, provinces and territories are reviewing case data in their jurisdictions and those that meet the case definition will be reported to PHAC to be included in the national investigation.

    This webpage will be updated with the latest case numbers each week.

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