Health Officials Warn Of Potential Polio Outbreak

Health Officials Warn Of Potential Polio Outbreak

Though the number of monkeypox cases in the region remain extremely low compared to across the province, the local health unit is urging the public not to be complacent. Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking reported (Aug. 3) one confirmed and one probable — exhibiting symptoms but not yet lab confirmed — cases of Monkeypox. According to the latest report by Public Health Ontario (Aug. 4), there are 449 confirmed cases; 13 have been hospitalized and two are in intensive care. No deaths have yet been reported. However, while 99.6 per cent of provincewide cases are male, Bocking cautions the virus can …
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