You may have heard or read recent media reports about monkeypox.
It is important to note that while there has been a lot of attention given to this story in recent days, the risk of monkeypox to residents of London and Middlesex County is VERY LOW at this time.
The Middlesex-London Health Unit has reached out to healthcare providers across our region to make them aware of the situation, as well as the signs and symptoms of monkeypox to watch for. We have also asked them to be vigilant and to contact the Health Unit if they suspect a case of monkeypox in one of their patients.
For more information about monkeypox, please read the Public Health Agency of Canada’s statement on their website.