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Update on Monkeypox Reporting

June 17, 2022

On June 17, 2022, the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health distributed a memo and appendix to health care providers and public health units regarding monkeypox.

Monkeypox has been designated as a Disease of Public Health Significance (DOPHS) as “Smallpox and other Orthopoxviruses including Monkeypox” under the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA).

Please review the memo and appendix and refer to the following websites for additional information:

Ontario Ministry of Health - Monkeypox Virus

  • FAQs and vaccine guidance for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, Storage and handling

Public Health Ontario - Monkeypox 

  • including epidemiological summary, specimen collection and handling, IPAC for acute care