Our lead investigator, Dr. Darrel Tan who is also an associate professor of medicine at the University of Toronto, said the emergence of monkeypox in the community is very new, and it’s challenging to sort out the public health response and how best to support patients.

Levels of patient care should include individualized care and support, like offering symptom relief or suggestions, he says. How to care for patients with monkeypox is something the system is learning through avenues like community engagement, he adds.

“We’re getting input at all stages of the way,” he says. “I agree that there isn’t much (information) out there.”

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