Montreal public health investigates ‘probable’ monkeypox case involving child | Pro IQRA News

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Montreal public health officials are investigating the possibility that a child has contracted monkeypox.

A spokeswoman for the city’s public health department said the “probable case” involved a child aged four years or younger.

The agency did not provide details about the child’s case or condition.

As of today, Quebec reports a total of 493 cases of monkeypox in the province.

In its latest update Friday, the Public Health Agency of Canada reported 1,228 cases spread across nine provinces, with 35 hospitalizations and no deaths.

Monkeypox is spread when people have close physical contact with an infected person’s lesions, their clothes or bedding, and symptoms can also include a rash, swollen lymph nodes, and fever.

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