October 1, 2022
First BC monkeypox case is confirmed in Vancouver resident

The centre says its laboratory has confirmed the infection in a resident of Vancouver, but it is awaiting further confirmation by the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg.

Monkeypox has been spreading around the world since May, with more than 700 cases detected in countries where the illness is not typically found, mostly in Europe.

Health Minister Adrian Dix said Monday that while secondary confirmation of the Vancouver infection was being sought, there’s confidence it was a case of monkeypox.

“But we want to make sure that everyone is aware and knows about this issue, and is aware of all of the steps being taken to support this individual, this individual’s close contacts, and the community.”

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