Skip to content

Toronto Public Health confirms second case of monkeypox in city

Toronto Public Health says there is a second confirmed case of monkeypox in the city.

The public health unit says that the new confirmed case is a man in his 40s.

Toronto's first case of the virus was confirmed on May 26.

The public health department says there are six other cases still under investigation.

Nine cases that were under investigation have been deemed negative. 

Toronto Public Health says that anyone who has been in close person-to person contact with someone who has monkeypox can catch the virus. 

The close person-to-person contact includes respiratory droplets, direct contact with skin lesions or bodily fluids, or indirect contact through contaminated clothing or linens.

Health officials say that monkeypox does not spread easily between people and is not as transmissible as COVID-19.

Monkeypox is a rare disease that comes from the same family of viruses that causes smallpox, which the World Health Organization declared eradicated around the globe in 1980.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 1, 2022.

The Canadian Press

Looking for Ontario News? viewed on a mobile phone

Check out Village Report - the news that matters most to Canada, updated throughout the day.  Or, subscribe to Village Report's free daily newsletter: a compilation of the news you need to know, sent to your inbox at 6AM.