Monkeypox in Canada: PHAC now confirms 15 cases countrywide – CTV

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Monkeypox in Canada: PHAC now confirms 15 cases countrywide – CTV

by tmnationtalk on May 25, 202233 Views

May 25, 2022

With Quebec confirming an additional 10 cases of monkeypox identified in the province, the total number of cases in Canada now sits at 15, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

The latest update on the spread of the viral disease came in a statement issued by federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos on Tuesday evening.

According to the statement, more laboratory samples from different jurisdictions across Canada are being delivered to PHAC’s national microbiology laboratory in Winnipeg, and Canadians can expect to see more cases confirmed in the next few days.

“I know Canadians are concerned,” Duclos said in the statement. “The Government of Canada is prepared to respond to emerging public health events and takes precautions to prevent the introduction and spread of communicable diseases.”

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