Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health confirms province’s first case of monkeypox – Terrace Standard



This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a monkeypox virion, obtained from a specimen associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. Alberta said the province has identified a case of monkeypox. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner, CDC

Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Confirms Province’s First Case of Monkeypox

On Wednesday, Quebec confirmed 52 cases of monkeypox




Alberta’s chief medical officer of health said the province has identified a case of monkeypox.

Dr Deena Hinshaw said in a social media post that an adult had tested positive for the rare disease which can cause fever, body aches and rashes.

She also says monkeypox is not easily transmitted between people.

Monkeypox is usually spread by close person-to-person contact through respiratory droplets, direct contact with broken skin or bodily fluids, or indirect contact through contaminated clothing or bedding.

She says the first person in the province to test positive for the disease had close contact with a known case outside the province.

On Wednesday, Quebec confirmed 52 cases of monkeypox in the province and Toronto Public Health says a man in his 40s is the second confirmed case in the city.

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