Monkey pox |  CIUSSSCN

Monkey pox | CIUSSSCN

Monkeypox is a disease caused by the virus Monkeypox– MPXVof the family of Poxviridaegender Orthopoxvirus.

If you have been in close contact (sexual contact or living under the same roof) with a confirmed case or exhibiting the symptoms mentioned below, monitor the appearance of your symptoms for 21 days.

Symptoms

  • Lesions on the skin especially in the mouth, genitals and anus
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Itching
  • great tiredness
  • Sweats, night sweats
  • Swollen glands
  • Joint and muscle pain

What to do if you develop symptoms?

  • Check if you are eligible for screening using the criteria below;
  • Make a screening appointment without delay if your situation requires it;
  • Wear a medical mask during social interaction and for any consultation with a professional;
  • Cover lesions;
  • Avoid sexual contact;
  • Choose a mode of transport that minimizes direct contact with other people, wear a medical mask and properly cover injuries when moving.

Criteria for performing a screening test

You have skin lesions with at least one other symptom named above.

WHERE

You have genital, perianal, or oral skin lesions with no other obvious cause.

AND

You are a man who has had at least one sexual contact with another man in the Montreal region or in neighboring regions in the 21 days preceding the onset of symptoms.

  • [À compter du 20 juin 2022] If you meet the screening criteria, please call the following numbers to make an appointment for a sample:
    • Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: 418 825-5065 ext. 10756
    • Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: 418 688-9212 ext. 32145
      (Note that toll-free numbers will soon be available)
  • If you do not meet the screening criteria, but have questions or concerns about your conditioncontact the Info-Santé 811 line to quickly reach a nurse who will be able to advise you and direct you to an appropriate resource.

Vaccination

In Quebec, a vaccine is available to fight monkeypox. The monkeypox vaccine is safe. In the majority of cases, it does not cause any reaction and it is effective after 7 days.

People who have been in high-risk contact with a case of monkeypox can be vaccinated with one dose of the vaccine within four days of exposure. The vaccination recommendation will be issued by public health authorities.

Make an appointment :

  • By phone: 418 644-4545 or 1 877 644-4545 (toll-free) Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • On the Web via the Clic Santé platform.

More information available on Québec.ca

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