A probable case of monkeypox presented in an outpatient at St. Michael’s Hospital on May 19. This case was identified quickly as probable monkeypox by astute clinicians and has been managed with all of the appropriate precautions. The hospital is working closely with Toronto Public Health to complete a full investigation. 

There is currently low risk of monkeypox transmission at Unity Health, and our COVID-19 precautions have further helped to reduce risk. 

It is possible that we will see more cases of monkeypox in Toronto.  Unity Health Toronto is prepared to assess and provide safe care to patients with suspected, probable or confirmed monkeypox.

For more information about monkeypox, please visit the World Health Organization website.