Monkeypox outbreak: Canada now has 77 confirmed cases

There are now 77 confirmed cases of monkeypox in Canada, 71 in Quebec, five in Ontario and one in Alberta.

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Speaking to reporters at a health briefing on Friday, Canada’s chief public health officer Dr Theresa Tam said the risk of exposure to monkeypox “is not specific to any group or setting.”

“Anyone, regardless of their gender or sexual orientation, can become infected and spread the virus if they come into close contact, including intimate sexual contact with an infected person or contaminated object,” she said.

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Recurrent outbreaks of diseases like monkeypox, WHO warns

according to World Health Organization (WHO) websiteMonkeypox is a disease that spreads from animals to humans and comes from the same family of viruses that cause smallpox, which was announced to be eradicated in 1980.

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According to the WHO, the symptoms of monkeypox mainly consist of skin lesions on the mouth and genitals, and can…

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