Global News published this video item, entitled “Monkeypox: Stigma poses challenges in tracking Canadian cases” – below is their description.
Public health officers continue to watch out for more monkeypox infections in Canada, as case numbers climb.
As of Thursday, 26 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).
Toronto confirmed its first case on Thursday, while all others are in Quebec, which is investigating dozens more suspected infections.
But giving out more information about them is proving to be controversial. Jamie Mauracher has more on the stigma surrounding the virus, the groups it affects, and how that creates challenges for tracking it.
Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area.
Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
Various Indigenous peoples inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years before European colonization. The Canada Act 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British Parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with a monarch and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the Cabinet and head of government.
As a highly developed country, Canada has the seventeenth-highest nominal per-capita income globally as well as the thirteenth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index. Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks.
Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario, is a major Canadian city along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore. It’s a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic, free-standing CN Tower.