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

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 |

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

Global monkeypox cases drop after month-long surge, WHO says – National |

The number of monkeypox cases reported globally dropped by 21% in the last week, reversing a month-long trend of rising infections and a possible signal the outbreak in Europe may be starting to decline, according to a World Health Organization report issued Thursday. The U.N. health agency reported 5,907 new weekly cases and said two … Read more

Monkeypox: 890 cases reported in Canada, majority in Ontario |

Canada has reported 890 monkeypox cases as of Aug. 3, with Ontario reporting the most cases, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) said on Wednesday. Ontario reported 423 cases. There are 373 cases reported in Quebec, 78 in British Columbia, 13 in Alberta, two in Saskatchewan and one in Yukon. Monkeypox is a viral infectious … Read more

Monkeypox global response is not enough, experts at AIDS conference say – National |

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 31, 2022 4:47 pm     Updated July 31, 2022 4:48 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A panel of scientists and activists at the AIDS 2022 conference in Montreal are urging worldwide governments to ramp up resources to … Read more

First monkeypox cases hit N.S., but no outbreak: health minister |

Nova Scotia’s health minister confirmed in the legislature on Wednesday that the first “couple” of cases of monkeypox had been identified in that province. Michelle Thompson said during question period that a couple of cases of monkeypox had been identified and were “contained.” She added that monkeypox vaccinations have been offered to some close contacts. … Read more

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

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 |

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. 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 |

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

WHO declares monkeypox a global health emergency – National |

Monkeypox outbreaks are now seen as a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced at a virtual press conference Saturday. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the decision comes as monkeypox outbreaks have met “the five criteria in the International Health Regulations” that decide whether an outbreak constitutes a global … Read more