Monkeypox travel warning issued by Canada

Travellers to countries including Australia, Britain and the US have been warned by Canada's public health agency to take precautions against monkeypox. Photo: Getty Images

Canada has issued a travel advisory on monkeypox, encouraging travelers visiting more than two dozen countries, including Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, to take measures and warn of potential delays in coming home if they become ill.

In a level-two advisory, which is one level below a recommendation to avoid non-essential travel, the Public Health Agency of Canada stated that, should they get infected with monkeypox, passengers may be subject to isolation procedures to minimize the disease's spread.

"You may have limited access to timely and appropriate health care if you become ill, and your return home may be delayed," the organization tweeted.

Approximately 30 countries where monkeypox is not endemic have reported outbreaks in recent weeks, with over 911 confirmed or suspected cases, primarily in Europe.

There are numerous cases in Australia as well.

Canada has identified 81 instances of the disease, with the majority occurring in Quebec, its second-most populous province.

Monkeypox, which is transmitted through intimate contact, is primarily found in west and central Africa and has only very rarely moved to other regions.

Publish : 2022-06-08 07:18:00

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