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  • 1,444 cases in 9 provinces/territories (Nov. 4, 2022 update): https://health-infobase.canada.ca/monkeypox/

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    • Source: https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/montreal...ines-1.6141911



      Montreal doctors cautiously optimistic as monkeypox declines
      Jacob Serebrin
      The Canadian Press
      Updated Nov. 7, 2022 8:43 a.m. EST
      Published Nov. 7, 2022 8:42 a.m. EST


      Once the Canadian epicentre of monkeypox, Montreal has nearly eradicated the virus from its territory, according to health experts.

      However, Montreal's public health department (DSP) warns that tourists and other visitors can still import cases -- and it's still unclear how long the vaccine will remain effective.

      Dr. Geneviève Bergeron, head of health emergencies and infectious diseases at the Montreal DSP, is cautiously optimistic.

      "We have certainly seen a sharp decline in the last few weeks," she confirmed in a recent interview.

      Dr. Réjean Thomas, president of l'Actual, a clinic specializing in sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections, reports seeing nearly a dozen people a day who thought they had the disease. Now, these cases are few and far between.

      His clinic has treated a total 125 monkeypox patients -- more than a quarter of all cases in Montreal since the first was detected on May 12.

      But Thomas says the future remains uncertain; he recently saw a monkeypox patient vaccinated in July.

      "So that's the big question: how effective will the vaccine be and for how long?" he said....

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      • 1,445 cases in 9 provinces/territories (Nov. 14, 2022 update): https://health-infobase.canada.ca/monkeypox/

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        • 1,446 cases in 9 provinces/territories (Nov. 25, 2022 update): https://health-infobase.canada.ca/monkeypox/

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          • 1,460 cases in 9 provinces/territories (Jan. 6, 2023 update): https://health-infobase.canada.ca/monkeypox/

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            • 1,460 cases in 9 provinces/territories (Jan. 20, 2023 update): https://health-infobase.canada.ca/monkeypox/

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