Canada issues travel advisory as monkeypox continues to spread globally

Tribunnews reporter, Fitri Wulandari

TRIBUNNEWS.COM, OTTAWA – The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has issued a travel advisory as the monkeypox virus (Monkeypox) continues to spread around the world.

Travelers are also advised to take enhanced health precautions in accordance with Tier 2 rules.

“Clusters of Monkeypox cases have been reported in several countries around the world, outside of the areas of Central and West Africa where cases are usually detected. During your trip, you may be subject to procedures at your destination to limit the spread of Monkeypox, such as isolation if you are infected,” PHAC said in a statement Tuesday.

Canadians may also have limited access to timely health care if they become ill.

Read also: Monkeypox on New Zealand’s notifiable disease list

“They may also experience delays in returning to the country,” PHAC warned.

Quoted from www.globalnews.ca, Wednesday (6/8/2022), this travel advisory does not include a specific country, but cases of Monkeypox have been reported in places like the UK and the States United States (United States).

“PHAC is working closely with international, provincial and territorial health partners to gather information on current issues in development,” PHAC said.

In Canada, Quebec has so far reported 90 cases of Monkeypox and provided 813 doses of the vaccine to its citizens.

Meanwhile, 5 cases have also been discovered in Ontario and 1 in Alberta.

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