The latest info on Monkeypox
On July 23, 2022, the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a “public health emergency of international concern,” due to the rapid spread of monkeypox in many countries without prior reported cases.
As cases are increasing in Toronto, we urge our service users to be aware of monkeypox, signs of infection and if they meet eligibility for vaccination. We’ve gathered resources below for more information and encourage you to speak to your health care provider if you have concerns about monkeypox transmission.
What is monkeypox?
Monkeypox: Symptoms, getting tested, what to do if you’re infected or were exposed – Canada.ca
Monkeypox: How it spreads, prevention and risks – Canada.ca
What to do if you think you have been exposed/have symptoms
Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance (info also available in multiple languages)
Monkeypox: public health advice for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men
Monkeypox: For health professionals – Canada.ca
Monkeypox: what do sex workers need to know? – SWARM Collective