October 1, 2022
Chief Medical Officer of Ontario issues a reporting order for cases of monkeypox

The highest public health authorities in Ontario have issued orders to healthcare providers requesting that local governments report possible or suspected cases of monkeypox.

A copy of the order issued under Section 77.6 of the Health Protection Promotion Act states that healthcare providers must provide Ontario Public Health with information about patients who meet the “case definition” of monkeypox.

On Saturday, the Toronto Public Health (TPH) said a man in his 40s who had recently come into contact with an individual who traveled to Montreal was suspected of being infected.

Officials said the man was in a stable condition and was recovering in the hospital. Anyone who attended the Axis Club (on 722 College Street) on May 14th or the Woody’s bar (on 467 Church Street) on May 13th or May 14th may have been exposed and had symptoms. You are asked to self-monitor.

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