Sask. Health Authority warns of ‘elevated risk’ of monkeypox – CBC

Health authority will provide pre-exposure monkeypox vaccine for adults in high-risk category: Shahab

Aug 13, 2022

The Saskatchewan Health Authority and the province’s chief medical health officer are warning the public about an “elevated risk” of contracting monkeypox through anonymous sexual contact.

In a Saturday morning news release, the health authority said it was issuing the alert “due to recent known cases associated with this source of transmission,” and following “information reported to public health related to travel into and out of province.”

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, there are 1,059 publicly reported cases of monkeypox in the country as of Friday, including three in Saskatchewan.

Dr. Saqib Shahab, the province’s chief medical health officer, said during a Saturday morning news conference that the evidence suggests exposures in Saskatchewan have occurred due to anonymous sexual contact with people coming into the province

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