Many suspected cases of monkeypox are still being monitored. Regional Director of Public Health From Montreal, Dr. Mylene Drouin wanted to reassure residents Thursday during a press conference. According to him, the virus is not easily transmitted.
The next update of confirmed cases will not happen before May 24, MSSS specifies. Remember that the management of monkeypox has moved from the provincial health department in Montreal to the Department of Health in Quebec.
In addition, dozens of confirmed or suspected cases of monkeypox have been identified since the beginning of the month around the world, particularly in France, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain and the United States, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). , which organized an emergency meeting yesterday to assess the situation.
Israel on Saturday announced its first case of monkeypox in a 30-year-old man who had recently returned from Western Europe. His symptoms will be mild.
Orthopoxvirus, or monkeypox, is a “rare zoonotic viral disease mainly observed in isolated areas of Central and West Africa, near tropical rainforests,” according to the World Health Organization.
There is no cure or vaccine. However, the World Health Organization has proven that smallpox vaccination is very effective in preventing orthopoxa in monkeys, noting that this smallpox cures spontaneously. Symptoms – fever, muscle aches, and a rash on the hands and face – last 14 to 21 days.
The federal government can provide vaccines against Monkey pox in Quebec. It was reported that discussions are underway with the region.
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