Contact tracing in effect to try to halt spread of monkeypox in N.B. – CBC

Contact tracing in effect to try to halt spread of monkeypox in N.B. – CBC

by tmnationtalk on August 17, 202248 Views

Public Health following up with contacts of lone confirmed case of disease

Aug 16, 2022

Public Health is contact tracing to try to limit the spread of monkeypox in New Brunswick.

The province’s first confirmed case of the virus, announced last Friday, had not travelled out of New Brunswick, said Dr. Yves Léger, the deputy chief medical officer of health.

This “reasonably” means the person got the virus either from a New Brunswick resident or somebody travelling in the province, Léger said in an interview Tuesday on Shift.

To limit the spread of the virus, Public Health has been following up on the case’s contacts and trying to find the potential source of the infection.

“We’re also looking back to try and see where the case may have acquired their infection,” Léger said.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/contract-tracing-monkeypox-new-brunswick-1.6552826

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