Canada Global (Web News) According to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the number of new cases of monkeypox in Canada is “steadily declining.”
The decline in infections is consistent with a global pattern that the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed. Although there was a little increase in new cases last week, it was reported that the number of weekly new cases of monkeypox has decreased by 80% from its peak in August.
According to PHAC spokesperson Anna Maddison, the decline in infections in Canada, which started happening in May, is attributable to the “success of the Canadian public health strategy to monkeypox.”
The success of public health measure guidelines in promoting behavioural changes that minimise transmission, as well as provincial and territorial immunisation campaigns, are among the efforts that, according to the expert, have contributed to the plateau.
Since the virus’s emergence in May, the number of cases of monkeypox in Canada has decreased. In a media briefing on August 31, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus singled out Canada for its management of monkeypox. He noted that a “continuous decrease trend” in monkeypox infections at the time was “encouraging to see.”