Quebec tops the list of 200 confirmed cases of monkey flu Pi News

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Quebec health officials have so far reported a total of 202 confirmed cases of monkey flu in the province.

The latest figure, released on Tuesday, shows an increase of 18 from the previous update of 184 infections reported last week.

The provincial health department said 7,568 cases of measles vaccine Imvamune had been administered since May 27.

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Quebec recorded the first cases of monkey flu in Canada last month, with the first suspected cases reported in Montreal on May 12. Two weeks ago, public health officials said the city was the epicenter of the blast.

The monkey box is a rare disease that develops from a family of viruses that cause measles, which the World Health Organization declared eradicated worldwide in the 1980s.

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It is spread through long-term close contact, but it is not very contagious in a general social setting. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, and swollen lymph nodes.

With files from the Canadian Press


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