The Public Health Agency of Canada confirmed on Monday that the country has so far recorded 235 cases of monkeypox.
According to Xinhua news agency, the health agency provided an update on the confirmed cases, saying two were reported from British Columbia, four from Alberta, 45 from Ontario, and 184 from Quebec.
According to the statement, the National Microbiology Laboratory is continuing to test suspected cases for monkeypox, while provincial/territorial public health and health care systems are conducting case investigations and outbreak management.
According to the health agency, provinces and territories in Canada have access to approved vaccines that can be used to manage monkeypox in their jurisdiction.
It went on to say that the National Advisory Comm
ittee on Immunization has issued recommendations for the use of Imvamune, a Health Canada-approved vaccine, for monkeypox immunisation.
According to the statement, provincial and territorial public health authorities have begun monkeypox vaccination campaigns and have begun vaccinating populations at higher risk.
Monkeypox is a sylvatic zoonosis that can infect humans. It is most common in forested areas of Central and West Africa.
It is caused by the monkeypox virus, which is an orthopoxvirus.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4,357 confirmed monkeypox cases have been reported in 48 countries to date, with the United Kingdom having the highest number at 910.