Montreal public well being officers are investigating a possible case of monkeypox involving a baby.
A spokeswoman for the town’s public well being division says the “possible case” entails a baby 4 years previous or youthful.
The company didn’t present any particulars on the case or the kid’s situation.
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As of Tuesday, Quebec is reporting a complete of 493 monkeypox instances within the province.
In its final replace Friday, the Public Well being Company of Canada reported 1,228 instances unfold throughout 9 provinces, with 35 hospitalizations and no deaths.
Monkeypox spreads when folks have shut, bodily contact with an contaminated particular person’s lesions, their clothes or bedsheets, and signs may also embody rash, swollen lymph nodes and fever.
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