Canada may not declare Monkeypox as a public health emergency, although the US and the WHO announced the newly emerged virus as a public health emergency, the country’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam announced on Friday.
Tam explained: “There’s a very different approach in terms of accessing authorities and funding in the United States compared to Canada,” said Tam during a virtual news conference.
“We have different approaches … with the provinces being able to declare crises, emergencies at their level,” she added.
She continued: “For monkeypox, we’ve been already doing all the things that the U.S. is also doing — being able to mobilize vaccines, being able to mobilize therapeutics.”
Canada detected 10, 1,059 Monkeypox cases. The majority of infections were reported in Ontario followed by Quebec.
The Spanish newspaper “El Mundo” indicated that there are 455 people in Europe who need hospitalization, while 163 of them need clinical care, according to a report issued by the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization.
Similarly, three cases were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), one of which was for reasons unrelated to monkeypox infection, while the other two cases were reported as deceased.