Saskatchewan health officials confirm first case of monkeypox in province

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Saskatchewan health officials confirm first case of monkeypox in province

REGINA – Public health officials in Saskatchewan say they have confirmed the first case of monkeypox in the province.

They say the risk of the disease is low, but residents are encouraged to be aware of symptoms and contact a health care provider if they suspect they may be infected.

Typical symptoms include fever, rash and swollen lymph nodes.

A public health investigation, including contact tracing, is underway.

Health officials says the infection likely happened outside Saskatchewan.

They say that due to the risk of identifying the infected person, they are not releasing their location, age or gender.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 13, 2022.

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