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  • The U.S. declared monkeypox a health emergency. Should Canada follow suit?
    Monkeypox was declared a public health emergency Thursday in the U.S., and questions are being raised about whether Canada should follow suit.
    Health
    Aug 5
  • 81 cases of monkeypox in B.C., with majority of patients in Vancouver area
    Sixty-nine cases were recorded in the Vancouver Coastal Health zone as of Thursday, with six each in the Island and Fraser Health areas. 
    Health
    Aug 5
  • Spain leads Europe’s monkeypox outbreak as cases mount
    Spain has had 4,577 confirmed cases in the three months since the start of the outbreak, which has been linked to two raves in Europe.
    Health
    Aug 5
  • Monkeypox: U.S. declares health emergency amid outbreak
    The federal government declared a public health emergency Thursday to bolster the response to the monkeypox outbreak that has infected more than 6,600 Americans.
    Health
    Aug 4
  • 1st case of monkeypox virus recorded in Waterloo Region
    On Friday, Waterloo Public Health announced that it has recorded its first confirmed case as a man in his 30s has tested positive for the virus.
    Canada
    Aug 5
  • Monkeypox: 890 cases reported in Canada, majority in Ontario
    As of Aug. 3, Ontario reported 423 cases, while there are 373 cases reported in Quebec, 78 cases in British Columbia, 13 cases in Alberta, two in Saskatchewan and one in Yukon.
    Canada
    Aug 3
  • Monkeypox declared a global health emergency. Are travel curbs needed? 
    Even as monkeypox cases go up worldwide, health experts don’t see the need to clamp down on international travel the way countries did when COVID-19 first hit.
    Canada
    Jul 26
  • Monkeypox: Canada’s top doctor urges those at risk to get vaccinated as cases climb
    Monkeypox, which causes flu-like symptoms and skin lesions, is transmitted to humans from animals caused by an orthopoxvirus, which is related to smallpox, according to PHAC.
    Canada
    Jul 27
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  • Canada confirms 681 monkeypox cases as WHO declares global health emergency
    Canada confirmed 681 cases of monkeypox across five provinces as the global outbreak of the virus was deemed a public health emergency of international concern by WHO.
    Health
    Jul 23
  • Monkeypox now a global health threat. But risk not necessarily higher in Canada: experts
    Experts say that despite the virus being a constant threat in Canada, the risk-level hasn't necessarily increased in the country at the moment.
    Health
    Jul 25
  • Monkeypox: Biden promises accelerated virus response as more states declare emergencies
    President Joe Biden has appointed two federal officials to coordinate the U.S. response to monkeypox as more states declared emergencies to help boost vaccines to combat the virus.
    Health
    Aug 2
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  • Person with monkeypox at Toronto homeless shelter moved to isolation centre
    A Toronto PHU is investigating whether there could be more monkeypox infections in a homeless shelter after confirming that a person with the virus recently visited the facility.
    Health
    Aug 2
  • First case of monkeypox reported on Vancouver Island, bringing B.C. total to 21
    The patient resides in the southern part of Vancouver Island and contact tracing is already underway, the health authority said in a Friday statement
    Health
    Jul 8
  • Monkeypox vaccines: WHO says about 16 million doses available as cases rise 
    Bavarian Nordic’s Imvamune or MVA-BN vaccine, normally used to treat smallpox, has been approved by Canada, the United States and the European Union to guard against monkeypox.
    Health
    Jul 27
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  • Monkeypox cases rise to 423: Public Health Ontario
    The agency's latest report says most of the cases (nearly 78 per cent) were reported in Toronto.
    Health
    Aug 3
  • Quebec expands monkeypox vaccine access across the province as cases grow
    Quebec public health said Thursday that men across the province who report sexual contact with other men, other than one exclusive partner, will now be eligible for a vaccine.
    Canada
    Aug 4
  • Manitoba expands monkeypox vaccine eligibility
    Anyone who has been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease in the past two months, or has had more than two sexual partners in the past three weeks, is now eligible.
    Health
    Aug 5
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  • Monkeypox cases spike in Canada – has the risk level changed in the country?
    Canada now has 477 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the country since its emergence as part of the unusual global outbreak that started in May.
    Canada
    Jul 15
  • Monkeypox vaccine more widely available in B.C.
    The British Columbia government says monkeypox vaccine is being made available to eligible patients in most areas of the province.
    Health
    Jul 29