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.