Reports of Monkeypox Cases in Canada – FNHA

Jun 01, 2022

Earlier this month, the Public Health Agency of Cana​da reported cases of monkeypox in Canada.

Monkeypox is a relatively rare disease caused by monkeypox virus. The first human case of monkeypox was reported in 1970 in the central Africa. Since then, monkeypox has been reported in people in central and western Africa.

As a zoonotic disease (an infectious disease that can infect some animals as well as humans), it is typically transmitted to people from animals, however an infected person can spread it to another person through close contact.

To date (June 1, 2022), there have been no confirmed reports of a monkeypox case in BC.

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