MPOX (formerly known as monkeypox) virus is an Orthopoxvirus that causes symptoms similar to, but less severe than smallpox, and is endemic to parts of Central and West Africa. As of May 2022, clusters of MPOX cases were identified in non-endemic countries, including Canada.
Reporting to Public Health
- All suspected and confirmed cases of MPOX must be reported to BCHU via secure fax to local Medical Officer of Health at 519-753-9127.
- For more information, contact Brant County Health Unit at 519-753-4937 ext. 454 email@example.com. Please provide your designation and reason for contact to ensure priority.