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The latest on Canada's monkeypox outbreak

Monkeypox cases in North America continue to climb. Dr. Darrell Tam, a clinician scientist in the division of infectious diseases at Saint Michael's Hospital and associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, discusses symptoms, transmission, treatment and the vaccine. 
This image shows a monkeypox virus particle, that has been coloured, taken by a type of microscope called a transmission electron micrograph.
This image shows a monkeypox virus particle, that has been coloured, taken by a type of microscope called a transmission electron micrograph. The U.S. now considers monkeypox a public health emergency. (U.K. Health Security Agency/Science Photo Library)

Monkeypox cases in North America continue to climb. Last week, the U.S. declared monkeypox a public health emergency. Here in Canada, the number of cases is approaching 1,000. The disease can be painful and the self-isolation period can be lengthy. Right now, men who have sex with men remain the most at risk of infection. 

Today on Front Burner, Dr. Darrell Tan, a clinician scientist in the division of infectious diseases at Saint Michael's Hospital and associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, discusses symptoms, transmission, treatment and the vaccine. 

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