Quebec health officials say province now has 184 confirmed monkeypox cases
Quebec officials are reporting another 13 confirmed cases of monkeypox on Thursday for a total of 184 cases in the province since the start of the outbreak.
Quebec’s health department says 6,591 doses of vaccine have been administered since May 27 to curb the outbreak. The province has the highest number of infections of the disease in the country.
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Montreal’s vaccination campaign has been expanded to all men who have sex with men and can be administered before or after exposure to the disease.
Smallpox vaccines have proven effective in combating the monkeypox virus. Vaccinations are done by appointment in Quebec.
Symptoms of monkeypox include fever, night sweats, headaches, joint or muscle pain and swollen glands. The rare …
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