21 cases in the US, more than 700 cases worldwide and a 'worrying' situation in Quebec

Of the cases in the United States, 20 were detected in 11 states, and another was detected and infected overseas.

no deaths

The vast majority of cases in the United States are related to overseas travel, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the nation’s top federal health agency. But a few others are linked to other known cases in the United States, and for one person, the source of the infection has not been identified at this time.

“There may be local transmission in the population,” Jennifer McCuston, who is responsible for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) response to the disease, warned at a news conference. However, “we still believe the public health risks are low,” she reassured.

She said that so far no deaths associated with these new cases have been recorded in the United States or in the world. The majority of cases in the United States are in gay men.

“We are working very hard to contain” the disease so that it is not endemic as it is in many African countries, Jennifer McQuiston said. “The United States’ strategy focuses on identifying cases and people who were in contact with them and making sure that the vaccine is administered to them, and that the cases are isolated,” she said. explain.

Two vaccines have been published along with the antiviral treatment. About 1,200 vaccines and about 100 treatments have been sent to eight US jurisdictions, a White House official said. At the end of May, the United States was said to have 1,000 doses of genus and 100 million of ACAM2000, but those numbers have changed, the CDC said Friday, without wanting details.

77 cases in Quebec

Canada had 77 confirmed cases of monkeypox on Friday, almost all of which were detected in Quebec, with authorities deeming the situation “alarming”.

The country confirmed its first two cases on May 20 in the French-speaking province.

During a press conference, Dr. Howard Ngo, administrative vice president of the Federal Public Health Agency, explained that the situation was considered “alarming.” He added that the authorities were particularly concerned about “the emergence of cases that develop in families and affect pregnant women or young children.”

Dr. Ngo also explained that this spread is “not (restricted) to a particular group or environment” and thus can reach “anyone, regardless of their sexual identity or sexual orientation”.


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