Confirmed cases of mpox (monkeypox) in Saskatchewan will be reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada per routine reporting practices.
Mpox is a rare disease that is caused by infection with mpox virus.
Mpox does not spread easily from person to person. It is spread through close skin-to-skin contact with someone who has the disease, including touching their bodily fluids and coming into contact with infected objects, such as unwashed bedding and clothing.
Vaccines are now available for individuals who are considered high risk to prevent infection. Call HealthLine 811 for assessment of risk and referral.
Further information on mpox is available:
- Public Health Agency of Canada - Mpox: Symptoms and management
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Mpox
- Public Health Agency of Canada - Mpox: For Health Professionals
What You Need to Know
The signs and symptoms of mpox typically include fever, headache, muscle aches, exhaustion and swollen lymph nodes, and a rash that often appears within a few days after symptoms such as fever develop.
- Mpox Info sheet: Mpox - What you need to know - Updated February 2024
- Mpox Questions & Answers - Updated February 2024
- Mpox Poster 11x17: What is Mpox? - Updated February 2024
- Mpox Poster 8.5x11: At Risk of Mpox? Get Vaccinated
Risk to Canadians
- The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is working with provinces and territories to investigate reports of potential cases of mpox in Canada.
- The risk to Canadians remains low.
- If you have recently travelled to Africa, parts of Europe where mpox cases have been reported, or other areas with confirmed cases of mpox and develop fever or other symptoms of illness within three weeks of return to Canada, call HealthLine 811 or consult a health care provider.
The IMVAMUNE® Smallpox and Mpox Vaccine is available for those who meet the eligibility criteria. For more details on eligibility, view/download the following information sheet (available in English and French):
- IMVAMUNE®Smallpox and Mpox Vaccine (English Version) Updated - June 2023
- Vaccin contre la variole et la variole simienne IMVAMUNE® (French Version) Updated - June 2023