POST Online Media Lite Edition



 

Australia, Canada, Italy, Sweden confirm monkeypox cases

Christian Fernsby |
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is working with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and public health authorities in the province of Quebec to investigate potential exposure and contacts of a case of monkeypox recently identified in the United States.

Article continues below




The U.S. citizen had recently travelled to Canada from the U.S. The individual travelled by private transportation and may have been infected before or during his visit to Montreal, Quebec.

As part of the ongoing investigation, health partners have identified individuals in Canada who have signs and symptoms which could be consistent with monkeypox infection. The National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) is undertaking additional testing to confirm or rule out a diagnosis of monkeypox for these individuals.

Tonight, the Province of Quebec was notified that two samples received by the NML have tested positive for monkeypox. These are the first two cases confirmed in Canada.

Australian authorities said they had identified a probable case of monkeypox infection in a traveller who had recently returned from Europe, with confirmatory testing underway.

A man in his 40s developed a mild illness several days after arriving back in Sydney with symptoms clinically compatible with monkeypox, New South Wales (NSW) state health department said. The man and a household contact are isolating at home.

Italy announced that the country's first case of monkeypox had been identified, with the patient isolated at a hospital in Rome.

According to news reports, the infected patient had returned to Italy from a vacation in Spain's Canary Islands. The patient is being cared for at Rome's Spallanzani Hospital, one of the country's top hospitals for infectious diseases.

In a statement, the hospital said it was monitoring two other possible cases of the viral disease.

The country's National Health Institute (ISS) said it had formed a special task force to "continuously monitor the national situation," and the Italian Ministry of Health has called on the regions to monitor their hospitals for other cases.

The Public Health Agency of Sweden confirmed the country's first case of monkeypox.

"This is a very unusual disease. The agency is now investigating together with the regional infection control units if there are more cases in Sweden," Klara Sonden, a doctor specializing in infectious diseases and an investigator at the agency, said in a press release.

"The person in Sweden who has been confirmed to be infected with the virus is not seriously ill but has received care. We do not yet know where the person became infected. Investigation is ongoing," Sonden said.

Monkeypox is a zoonotic infectious disease found in parts of central and West Africa that result in occasional human infections usually associated with exposure to infected animals or contaminated materials.

Limited cases have been identified in other regions in the past, including the United Kingdom, United States, Israel and Singapore, but never before in Canada. For the recent international cases, it is not yet certain how the individuals were exposed to monkeypox virus.

Person to person spread of monkeypox is uncommon.

However, when spread does occur between people the mode of transmission is through close contact with an infected individual, such as through direct contact with their body fluids, respiratory droplets, or monkeypox sores, or by sharing clothing, bedding or common items that have been contaminated with the infected person's fluids or sores.

As with many other diseases spread through close contact, people can lower their risk by maintaining physical distance, frequent hand and respiratory hygiene including masking.

Signs and symptoms of monkeypox can typically include fever, headache, muscle aches, exhaustion, and swollen lymph nodes, and a rash that often appears within a few days after symptoms such as fever develop.

The incubation period is typically 6–16 days but can be up to 21.


What to read next

Cases of Wuhan coronavirus surpassing 100,000
Wuhan coronavirus: 95,265 reported cases
CDC detects first case of monkeypox from Nigeria

U.S.: Snow and rain to continue

 
A deep upper-level trough roughly over the Great Basin will move eastward to Northern New England by Wednesday.
 
 

Latest

Ohio governor orders urgent evacuation of East Palestine after derailment
Mayor Adams announces COVID-19 vaccination will become optional for New York City workers
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili leads coalition effort to save former President Saakashvili's life
Mild but strongest earthquake in over 20 years hit Western New York

NEWS

Massive earthquakes in Türkiye damage runway of Hatay Airport

Turkish Airlines cancels 170 flights due to expected adverse weather
New 7.6 magnitude earthquake strikes Turkey
No damage to Akkuyu NPP after earthquake, diagnostics underway
Sosandar non-executive chairman Bill Murray passed away
912 dead in Turkey, more than 230 in Syria after powerful earthquake, countries rush to offer aid
 

BUSINESS

European Central Bank to stress test 99 eurozone banks

TAP crucial for Europe strategically and economically, says Greek official
Highlights: January 3o, 2023 - February 5, 2023
China allowed truck entry on border with Tajikistan
South Africa to construct new power transmission lines in northern province
Spain suffers amid severe shortage of drugs
 

Trending Now

U.S.: Snow and rain to continue

Ohio governor orders urgent evacuation of East Palestine after derailment

Mayor Adams announces COVID-19 vaccination will become optional for New York City workers

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili leads coalition effort to save former President Saakashvili's life


POLITICS

Under Secretary Fernandez’s travel to South Africa

Afghanistan, Pakistan sign draft convention to avoid double taxation
Azerbaijan to double gas supplies to Europe by 2027
India to ban hundreds of Chinese-linked betting and loan lending apps
UK and coalition partners announce price caps on Russian oil products
Fiji ends training and exchange agreement with China
 

Today We Recommend

UN warns six million people in Afghanistan face famine risk, Biden extends national emergency


Highlights 

Viatel Technology to create 50 Irish tech jobs

Aon Q4 income decreased 24%

ASSA ABLOY Q4 sales increased by 28%


COMPANIES

Qurient partners with TB Alliance to develop new anti-tuberculosis agent telacebec

hVIVO signs GBP6.8 million deal to test RSV antiviral drug candidate
DP World handled 79.0 million TEU
Strike action resumes at GSK pharmaceutical plant in Irvine, Scotland
Skanska to build science center in Virginia for $79.5m
Recharge Industries preferred bidder for Britishvolt
 

CAREERS

Satu Rautavalta appointed new CEO of Pimatic

Exothera appoints Darren Leva as chief business officer
Vesta taps Shimon Steinmetz as CFO
Bruno Ultra Barcelos appointed managing director of Ethypharm UK
Syntach names Patrick NJ Schnegelsberg as new CEO
Chiesi appoints Giuseppe Accogli as new group CEO
 

ECONOMY

Eurozone retail sales fall more than expected in December

Retailers in Slovakia were doing well in 2022, their turnover increased by 4.3%
German factory orders recover in December 2022
New Zealand: Consumer confidence, business sentiment increases in January
Turkey: Manufacturing PMI 50.1 in January
U.S. employment spikes in January, unemployment down
 

EARNINGS

United States Steel Q4 earnings $174 million

Skechers Q4 sales increased 13.5%
Bosch posts sales growth
Cigna income $6.7 billion
Aon Q4 income decreased 24%
ASSA ABLOY Q4 sales increased by 28%
 

OP-ED

Micromanaging is the worst enemy of efficiency and teamwork

Niger set to monetize massive gas reserves through Saharan natural gas pipeline
Putting the brakes on EV folly that choked the market
Oil discovery in Kavango Basin may mean huge benefits for Namibians
Cape Town and Dubai battle over Africa's energy future
Is America going to lose its superpower status?
 

AGRIFISH

Argentina's agricultural exports grew 8.5% in 2022

Flour mill opens in Herat province, Afghanistan
ESA: Iceland must urgently improve controls of poultry meat and poultry meat products
United States cattle inventory down 3%
Working group named to focus on large animal vet shortage in Kentucky
USDA announces steps to improve child health through nutritious school meals
 

LEADERSHIP

Growing trend of laptop workers in cafés

Lucky CEO means bad luck for hiring company
Product images could boost food pantry use
The madness of fast service: I want it now!
How to build a resilient brand
Only 32% of employees believe their pay is fair
 

CRIME

Brazil: Mapa participated in joint operations to combat pesticide smuggling in 3 states

Poland: UOKiK fines 3 entrepreneurs with almost $228,000
Kerry pleads guilty and agrees to pay $19.228 million in connection with 2018 salmonella outbreak
UK: Serious Fraud Office secures three convictions in $500 million trade finance fraud
AG for District of Colubia: $1,950,000 available for eligible Drizly drivers as result of tip-theft investigation
North Carolina: 52 stores pay fines for price scanning errors in 33 counties
 

Magazine

TRAVEL

Leearn the art of Kenshin Taiko in Utah

Legend Rock Petroglyphs in Wyoming, history right in front of you
La Chandeleur in Paris: Crêpe Day for all of you
Tru by Hilton Monterrey Fundidora hotel opens in Mexico
IntercityHotel Berlin Airport BER opens
Art After School, the perfect way to spark imagination in your child
 

SEA, LAND, AIR

2024 Range Rover Velar, pure greed and distraction

Honda Pilot TrailSport, fully equipped SUV with great ground clearance
2024 Corvette E-ray, electrified 4WD
Jaguar I-PACE is now more distinctive
2023 Toyota Prius expected this January
2023 Lincoln Corsair, advance features and ActiveGlide
 

DESIGN

Curved sofas, elegant and gentle

Solios watches, from nature to luxury
Coats of faux fur, but not of faux style
Redifining kitchen space and experience with workstations
Dinning sofas, a soft addition to a modern dinning table
Patchwork carpets, vintage Persian carpets made with unparalleled skill
 

GADGETS

Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphones, cameras with possibility to make calls

Harman Luxury Audio introduces new JBL Classic Series
KEF KC62, audio excellence and design ingenuity
Panasonic announces flagship OLED TV MZ2000
McIntosh MC451, 150 Watt vacuum tube and 300 Watt solid state amplifier
Headonia 2A3, luxury headphone amplifier that comes with gloves
 

HEALTH

Oxford BioDynamics PSE test shows 94% accuracy in cancer screening

Urinary incontinence, a condition that shouldn't be embarrassing
Synthetic opioids will be banned as UK government acts to stop drug deaths
Japan gives priority review status to Alzheimer's drug developed by Eisai, Biogen
Working group proposes on how to make Finland tobacco-free by 2030
Study: Merck COVID-19 pill linked to virus mutations
 

MEANTIME

Planet almost exactly Earth's size found

Astronomers observe light bending around an isolated white dwarf
Webb telescope catches early galaxy formation in action
Straigh and gay men both prefer masculine men for important jobs
Green comet to visit Earth after 50,000 years
Astronomers captured spectacular, ongoing collision between at least three galaxy clusters