Canada confirms the first two cases of monkeypox in Quebec, according to the Health Agency

PR DEPOK – Canada has confirmed its first two cases of infection with the monkeypox virus in Quebec, the country’s public health agency announced.

The Public Health Agency of Canada confirmed on Thursday, May 19, 2022 that there were two cases of monkeypox virus infection in the province of Quebec.

Next, the Canadian Public Health Agency is also currently investigating 17 cases suspected of being infected with the monkeypox virus.

“Tonight, the province of Quebec was informed that two samples received by the National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) tested positive for monkeypox,” the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) said in a statement. a statement.

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“These are the first two confirmed cases in Canada,” he continued. citing Reuters.

Cases of the spread of monkeypox virus, which occur mainly in West and Central Africa, are rare viral infections similar to human smallpox, but milder in nature.

The spread of the monkeypox virus was first confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the 1970s.

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