Clear and targeted communication to those most at risk will be key in containing the monkeypox virus, a McMaster expert says. This week, the United States declared the disease a public health emergency as the virus continues to spread. More than 21,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported globally since May, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Vaccinations are important, Woodward said, noting they are “highly, highly effective in preventing M-pox.”While the situation is evolving, targeted clinics make the most sense right now, he explained. Woodward believes the vaccine rollout in Canada has been efficient, but other measures to control the spread need improvement.
Source: CBC News August 05, 2022 14:52 UTC