Confirmed monkeypox cases in Canada reach 604

So far, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has confirmed a total of 604 cases of monkeypox in the country, News.Az reports citing foreign media.

The cases included 320 from Quebec, 230 from Ontario, 40 from British Columbia, 12 from Alberta and two from Saskatchewan.

The Canadian federal government said on Wednesday that it will fund to support community-based organizations in addressing monkeypox.

According to the PHAC, provinces and territories are reviewing case data in their jurisdictions, and those meeting the case definition will be reported to the PHAC to be included in the national investigation.

Monkeypox is a sylvatic zoonosis that may cause infections in humans and the disease usually occurs in forested parts of Central and West Africa. It is caused by the monkeypox virus which belongs to the orthopoxvirus family, according to the World Health Organization.


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