Quebec reported its first cases of Monkeypox last week and now it is rapidly spreading. So far, there have been 25 confirmed cases of Monkeypox in the province with probably another 20-30 cases not reported and one being a child under the age of 18. Public health director Dr. Luc Boileau has announced that "It's a serious outbreak of monkeypox,".
Quebec said that they are ready to vaccinate people who have come into close contact with the Monkeypox.
Boileau has encouraged those who have come into close contact with Monkeypox to isolate themselves immediately and contact their health care professional for further instructions.
"It's a serious outbreak of monkeypox" Dr. Luc Boileau said but it is not expected to reach the level of COVID-19.
Monkeypox is a rare disease, it is not easily spread among people. It is usually transmitted through close contact with respiratory droplets, bodily fluids, or an infected person's wounds. it can cause fever, headache, muscle aches, exhaustion, swollen lymph nodes, and sores.