Parvasi | Radio | Parvasi TV | Punjabi Newspaper | Youtube | Business Pages

According to Doctors in Ontario, Monkeypox activity peaked in July

Ontario has immunized 32,175 people against monkeypox and is waiting for the National Advisory Committee on Immunization to provide guidance on if and how to start a second-dose strategy.

Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health says the province peaked in total number of active cases the week of July 15, when roughly 16 to 18 cases a day were being identified through PCR testing, while now that is down to only about one a day.

He also said that most of those new cases are travel-related, particularly from American hot spots, rather than people acquiring an infection within Ontario. As of this week, there have been 656 confirmed cases of monkeypox in Ontario.
Public health says 19 people have been hospitalized with the illness in the province and two people have been in intensive care.

Ontario has immunized 32,175 people against monkeypox and is waiting for the National Advisory Committee on Immunization to provide guidance on if and how to start a second-dose strategy.

The primary way the monkeypox virus spreads, according to the Centre of Disease Control, is through intimate skin contact, such as during sex, kissing, cuddling, or touching parts of the body with monkeypox sores. The virus is passed to healthy people through bodily fluids, lesions, and respiratory droplets of infected people or animals.

Similar stories
1 of 3,839

Ontario’s progress is remarkable, Moore said, and the province has seen an absolute plateau.

“To me, risk has diminished dramatically in Ontario,” he said in an interview.
Public Health Ontario also released a report on Wednesday, saying that there were 656 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the province as of the previous day, an increase of 25 from the week before.

The agency also said there are 484 confirmed cases, or about 74 per cent, were in Toronto, with only five cases among females and rest all were reported in males. The average age of all confirmed cases in the province is about 36, and confirmed cases range in age from under 20 to 74.

Local public health units and alliances across Ontario have been holding vaccination clinics over the past few months for those the province has deemed at high risk of contracting monkeypox.

 

 

Japinder Kaur

You might also like More from author

Comments are closed.