Ontario weighs declaring monkeypox outbreak over, Moore says | Globalnews.ca

Ontario’s chief medical officer of health says he is “actively looking” at whether the province can declare the monkeypox outbreak officially over. Dr. Kieran Moore said last month that the number of active cases peaked in mid-July. He says there haven’t been any significant increases in the past few weeks, just intermittent cases. Moore says … Read more

Canada’s monkeypox outbreak showing ‘encouraging’ signs, says WHO chief – National | Globalnews.ca

A “sustained downward trend” of monkeypox infections in Canada is “encouraging to see,” the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO, told reporters during a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, that despite several countries in the Americas seeing an increase in infections, Canada appears to be … Read more

Montreal public health investigating ‘probable’ monkeypox case involving child | Globalnews.ca

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 30, 2022 4:20 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Montreal public health officials are investigating a probable case of monkeypox involving a child. A spokeswoman for the city’s public health department says the “probable case” involves a child four … Read more

Canada hasn’t needed to declare monkeypox an emergency, top doctor says. Here’s why – National | Globalnews.ca

Canada has not needed to declare an emergency over the monkeypox virus the same way the United States and the World Health Organization have as mechanisms are already in place to tackle the outbreak, the country’s top doctor said Friday. Dr. Teresa Tam’s comments came a week after the U.S. declared a public health emergency … Read more

Canadians should practice safe sex, limit partners to curb monkeypox spread: Tam – National | Globalnews.ca

Men who have sex with men should practise safe sex and reduce their number of partners to limit the spread of monkeypox in Canada, Dr. Theresa Tam advised Wednesday. The World Health Organization declared the virus a public health emergency of international concern over the weekend. Tam, the chief public health officer, said there are … Read more

Canadian health officials to hold monkeypox update after WHO declares emergency – National | Globalnews.ca

Canadian health officials will provide a monkeypox update on Wednesday after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a global health emergency over the weekend. The briefing comes as Canada’s confirmed monkeypox case count hit 681 on July 23. Globalnews.ca will be live-streaming the update, which is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. EDT. Read … Read more

Monkeypox now a global health threat. But risk not necessarily higher in Canada: experts – National | Globalnews.ca

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared monkeypox a public health emergency Saturday, and while experts acknowledge the virus may be a constant threat in Canada, they say the risk-level hasn’t necessarily increased in the country. “I don’t think that that threat has necessarily increased at the moment, but it certainly has the potential to do … Read more

Canada confirms 681 monkeypox cases as WHO declares global health emergency – National | Globalnews.ca

Canada confirmed 681 cases of monkeypox across five provinces on Saturday as the global outbreak of the virus was deemed a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization (WHO). Cases are expected to keep rising, according to a statement from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Read more: WHO declares … Read more

Ottawa to give $1M to reach communities impacted by monkeypox – National | Globalnews.ca

The federal government plans to give $1 million to community organizations across the country to provide gay and bisexual men with information about monkeypox and combat stigma around the disease. Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says the REZO community organization in Montreal will receive $150,000 to support local and provincial outreach efforts, and AIDS Committee of … Read more

Quebec now has 211 confirmed cases of monkeypox as vaccination numbers rise | Globalnews.ca

Quebec has reported a total of 211 confirmed cases of monkeypox, according to the latest update provided by health officials Thursday. That is a rise of nine compared with the province’s previous number of 202 infections declared earlier this week. The Health Department said 8,101 doses of smallpox vaccine Imvamune have been administered to date, … Read more