Canada confirms 1,338 monkeypox cases


By Lin Wei

OTTAWA, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Canada has confirmed 1,338 cases of monkeypox, including 37 hospitalisations, the Public Health Agency of Canada said on Wednesday.

Of the confirmed cases, 631 are from Ontario, 515 from Quebec, 150 from British Columbia, 34 from Alberta, three from Saskatchewan, two from the Yukon and one each from Nova Scotia, Manitoba and New Brunswick, said the health agency.

Monkeypox is a viral disease that can spread from person to person through close contact with an infected person, including through hugs, kisses, massages or sexual intercourse, according to experts.

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