Suspected cases of monkeypox are under investigation in Montreal, an infectious disease specialist said on Wednesday, as global reports indicate a growing number of infections in other countries.
Donald Vinh, a medical microbiologist at the McGill University Health Centre, said he was aware of at least seven suspected cases under investigation in Montreal, including at the MUHC, as of Wednesday.
The news comes as Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) reported on Wednesday that it had confirmed the first U.S. case of monkeypox virus infection of 2022. The individual is an adult male who recently travelled to Canada. The agency didn’t indicate what province or provinces the individual visited and did not respond to questions.