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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

The first case of monkeypox was discovered in British Columbia

Monkeypox is found for the first time in British Columbia

Key Takeaways:

  • According to a statement released by the province’s Centre for Disease Control on Monday, monkeypox has been confirmed in B.C.
  • Late last month, officials in B.C. investigated a couple of probable cases but determined they did not provide the disease.
  • According to CTV News Vancouver, several allegations about a link between COVID-19 and the monkeypox virus are spreading.

Monkeypox has been verified in B.C., according to a statement sent by the province’s Centre for Disease Control on Monday.

The case was confirmed by lab testing, according to the BCCDC, and it is awaiting confirmation from the National Microbiology Laboratory. The person with the confirmed case, according to the BCCDC, lives in Vancouver.

“We continued to confirm such instances through the national center from the start of the COVID-19 epidemic until we were virtually accredited for it. Although this is the ultimate confirmation, we are satisfied that this case is in place. “During a press conference on Monday, Health Minister Adrian Dix stated.

“While the risk to the general public is low, we want to make sure that everyone is aware of the situation and is informed of all the efforts being taken to assist this individual, his or her close connections, and the community.”

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Over 700 cases of monkeypox have been found in non-endemic countries since May, according to the BCCDC. Hundreds of people have tested positive in Canada, with Quebec accounting for most confirmed cases.

A couple of possible instances were investigated in B.C. late last month, but officials decided they did not have the disease.

“Monkeypox is transferred from person to person by contact with sores and things containing the monkeypox virus, such as bedding or towels,” according to a statement posted by health officials on Monday.

“During the prolonged close, face-to-face interaction with a person who has monkeypox, it can also transmit through respiratory droplets, including coughs and sneezes.”

Monkeypox is a disorder caused by a virus similar to the one that causes smallpox. It was 1st detected in the late 1950s.

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Monkeypox is found for the first time in British Columbia. Image from CBC News

Fever, chills, tiredness, and head, muscle, and back soreness are all comparable symptoms. In contrast to smallpox, it can produce lymph node enlargement and is considered milder.

Infected people develop a rash and raised lumps filled with fluid later on. Over time, those lumps grow into scabs and fall off.

Last month, a B.C. physician tells CTV New Vancouver that some rumors are circulating about a link between COVID-19 and also the monkeypox virus.

Dr. Rhonda Low noted, “It’s a DNA virus, so it has nothing to do with COVID, which is an RNA virus.” “Some conspiracy theorists have convinced themselves that there is a connection, but there isn’t.”

Anyone who has experienced any signs or symptoms, especially these blisters, should seek medical care.

Source: CTV News

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