The health department in the Canadian province of Quebec on Tuesday, May 24, announced 15 cases of monkeypox.
The Canadian Ministry of Health also revealed that samples from other regions were being sent to laboratories in Winnipeg for testing.
Jean-Yves Duclos said;
“We look forward to hearing more cases in the coming days.”
Duclos also revealed that the federal government has begun to “keep Imvamune vaccines and treatment from our national emergency management and authority across the country.” A small anti-depressant ship Ivamune was sent to Quebec on Tuesday, he said.
“I want to tell Canadians that this is a different situation than we found ourselves at the beginning of COVID-19,” Duclos added, stating that unlike coronavirus infection, Canada already has a vaccine against it.
The North American nation announced the first two cases of the virus in the country last week as Quebec authorities said they were investigating 17 suspected cases.
Nearly 20 countries with low rates of the disease have reported a recent outbreak of the virus, as well as more than 230 acquired or suspected cases of the disease being common in Europe.