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Health P.E.I. preparing as monkeypox patients climb across Canada

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Key takeaways: 

  • P.E.I. has 140 doses of vaccine and numerous courses of antiviral medicine.
  • Morrison stated most signs of monkeypox appear within five to 21 days following exposure, and transmission usually occurs from skin-to-skin contact. 

While P.E.I. has had no actual or suspected monkeypox patients, the local health organization states it is doing what it can to prepare.

Monkeypox, also known as M.P.X., has been circulating globally for the first time, with 210 patients in Canada, according to the federal government’s website. 

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While P.E.I. has had no actual or suspected monkeypox patients, the local health organization states it is doing what it can to prepare

“We have 140 doses of vaccine, and those are given four weeks apart for anyone who is determined as a close contact,” P.E.I.’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison described C.B.C. News. “We also have a couple of treatment methods, antivirals from the emergency supply that have been given to Prince Edward Island.”

Morrison stated most signs of monkeypox appear within five to 21 days following exposure, and transmission usually happens from skin-to-skin contact. 

“There’s some aerosolized transmission as well with somebody else who has monkeypox, so watching for the signs and symptoms associated with that if there’s been that connection,” she stated.

Source – cbc.ca

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