Ontario confirms 230 monkeypox cases since beginning of outbreak, including three in Durham Region

Ontario confirms 230 monkeypox cases since beginning of outbreak, including three in Durham Region

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Of the 230 monkeypox cases confirmed in Ontario over the last few months, three were in Durham Region.

Tuesday’s provincial update raises the total from 156 the previous week. The vast majority of these cases (172) are in Toronto.

Of the 230 confirmed cases, only nine patients have been hospitalized. One person has been in intensive care.

No deaths have been linked to the outbreak.

The most common symptoms appear to be rashes, lesions and swollen lymph nodes. Headaches, fevers, chills, muscle aches and fatigue are also symptoms.

Durham’s health department is offering vaccines for certain people at higher risk, including men who have sex with men (MSM). To learn more, click here.

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