Five confirmed cases in Quebec

the first two Issue Health authorities confirmed monkeypox in Quebec on Thursday. Three more Issue The Department of Health and Social Services added Friday evening via Twitter.

Many suspected cases of monkeypox are still being monitored. Regional Director of Public Health From Montreal, Dr. Mylene Drouin wanted to reassure residents Thursday during a press conference. According to him, the virus is not easily transmitted.

The next update of confirmed cases will not happen before May 24, MSSS specifies. Remember that the management of monkeypox has moved from the provincial health department in Montreal to the Department of Health in Quebec.

In addition, dozens of confirmed or suspected cases of monkeypox have been identified since the beginning of the month around the world, particularly in France, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain and the United States, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). . An emergency meeting was organized yesterday to assess the situation.

Israel on Saturday announced its first case of monkeypox in a 30-year-old man who had recently returned from Western Europe. Health authorities said his symptoms were mild.

The first case of infection was also detected on Saturday in Switzerland, in the canton of Bern, according to the Federal Office of Public Health (OFSP). It is possible that the infected person was exposed to the virus abroad, determines the Health Directorate of the Canton of Bern.

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Orthopoxvirus, or monkeypox, is a “rare zoonotic viral disease mainly observed in isolated areas of Central and West Africa, near tropical rainforests,” according to the World Health Organization.

There is no cure or vaccine. However, the World Health Organization has proven that smallpox vaccination is very effective in preventing orthopoxa in monkeys, noting that this smallpox cures spontaneously. Symptoms – fever, muscle aches, and a rash on the hands and face – last 14 to 21 days.

The federal government can offer monkeypox vaccines in Quebec. It was reported that discussions are underway with the region.

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