Monkeypox in Canada: PHAC now confirms 16 cases nationwide – CTV

Monkeypox in Canada: PHAC now confirms 16 cases nationwide – CTV

by tmnationtalk on May 26, 202237 Views

May 26, 2022

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) says it has now confirmed a total of 16 cases of monkeypox in the country, all in Quebec.

The latest update on the spread of the viral disease came in a statement issued Wednesday evening.

The statement says Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory continues to receive samples from multiple jurisdictions for confirmation testing.

“At this time, cases of monkeypox are being identified and treated by local health clinics,” the statement said.

“There is ongoing planning with provinces and territories to provide access to approved vaccines in Canada that, if required, can be used in managing monkeypox in their jurisdiction.”

The PHAC says it has given Quebec a small shipment of the smallpox vaccine Imvamune from Canada’s National Emergency Strategic Stockpile, with other jurisdictions able to receive some supply.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/monkeypox-in-canada-phac-now-confirms-16-cases-nationwide-1.5917709

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