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First two cases of monkeypox confirmed in Canada

Public Heath Agency of Canada confirms two monkeypox cases. Authorities to look out for patients with monkeypox-like symptoms.

Where: Canada

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Canada’s public health agency has confirmed two cases of monkeypox in the country.
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) stated, “Tonight, the Province of Quebec was notified that two samples received by the NML have tested positive for monkeypox. These are the first two cases confirmed in Canada.”
The PHAC has instructed public health authorities to collaborate with health care providers to look out for patients who show monkeypox-like symptoms.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states, “Cases of monkeypox have been reported in Europe (e.g., England, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Italy, Belgium, France), North America (e.g., United States, Canada) and Australia.”
According to the World Health Organization, there are approximately 80 confirmed cases of monkeypox, with more likely to be reported.

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