The BC Centre for Disease Control confirms two people suspected of contracting monkeypox in our province did not come into contact with the disease. However, public health officials will remain vigilant. Stephen Hoption Cann from the UBC School of Population and Public Health explains what monkeypox virus is and how the disease is transmitted.
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Canada's chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam said Friday the global spread of monkeypox was "unusual" due to the lack of connection to travel to Africa, where the disease is primarily seen. She stressed the infection risk to the overall Canadian population was "low."
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