Toronto Public Health confirms second case of monkeypox in city


Toronto Public Health says there is a second case of monkeypox in the city less than a week after its first confirmed case.

Public health announced the first confirmed case of the virus on May 26.

The public health department says there are six other cases still under investigation.

There have been nine negative cases in Toronto.

Monkeypox is a rare disease that comes from the same family of viruses that causes smallpox, which the World Health Organization declared eradicated around the globe in 1980.

Toronto public health says that the virus does not spread easily between people and is not as transmissible as COVID-19.

Monkeypox typically spreads from close person-to-person contact through respiratory droplets, direct contact with skin lesions or bodily fluids, or indirect contact through contaminated clothing or linens.



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