1st case of monkeypox in Middlesex-London has been identified
The virus was first reported in Canada four weeks ago
The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) on Monday reported the first case of monkeypox in the southwestern state of Ontario.
Health officials said staff members had determined that a person diagnosed with the virus did not have close people in need of treatment after further exposure or follow-up.
“People are doing well,” said Dr. Alex Summers, MLHU health officer. “Even though we are reporting on the first monkey incident, the danger to the community is still very small.”
The health department has not yet released the age of the patient or the city in which we live.
The first Monkeypox cases in Canada were reported on May 19 after more were reported in the United States and Europe, 112 in total since June 10, when the reported cases included 98 in Quebec, nine in Ontario, four in Alberta and one. eBitish Columbia.
Infectious disease can be contracted by direct contact with body fluids or sores of infected people or animals. It can also spread to dirty clothes or blankets and respiratory tract following prolonged exposure to a person with the virus, according to MLHU.
Symptoms of monmoypox can include fever, headache, swollen lymph nodes and fatigue, followed by rashes, which may appear on the face and other parts of the body within a few days after the onset of symptoms.
MLHU said there was no specific treatment for monkeys, although antiviral smallpox could help.