The Canadian Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam announced on Friday that the country has reported 58 monkeypox infections. According to her, the verified cases have been recorded in every province, including 52 from Quebec, five from Ontario, and one from Alberta. She stated that anyone might become infected with monkeypox and pass it on if they come into close contact with the infected person.

At present, at least 550 monkeypox infections have been confirmed in 30 non-endemic regions throughout the world, according to Dr. Tam. Monkeypox is a sylvatic zoonosis that may infect people and is most common in the forested regions of Central and West Africa. The monkeypox infection roots back in the orthopoxvirus group.

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