Quebec health officials state 52 confirmed monkeypox cases in the state


File-This 2003 electron micrograph provided by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention is with a mature oval monkeypox virion (left) from a sample of human skin associated with a 2003 prairie dog outbreak. Shows a spherical immature virion (right). The World Health Organization said on Friday, May 27, 2022, about 200 cases of monkeypox were reported in more than 20 countries, usually with no known outbreaks of abnormal illness. .. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Legner / CDC via AP, File)

According to the Quebec Department of Health, 52 cases of monkeypox have been identified in the state.

Health officials said in a tweet late Wednesday that the number of confirmed cases had increased from 25 cases reported a week ago as of Tuesday.

Monkeypox is a rare disease from the same viral family that causes smallpox, and the World Health Organization declared it eradicated worldwide in 1980.

Monkeypox generally does not spread easily among humans and is transmitted through prolonged intimate contact via respiratory droplets, direct contact with skin lesions and body fluids, or through contaminated clothing and bedding. ..

Health officials say that people suspected of being infected with the virus and those living under the same roof need to be quarantined.

You should also wear a mask, cover the lesions, and avoid sharing clothing, bedding, and tools with others.

The state began receiving the smallpox vaccine Imvamune last week. It is reserved for close contact with a high risk of developing the disease.

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