As of June 16, 2022, monkeypox has been designated a Disease of Public Health Significance (DOPHS) as “Smallpox and other Orthopoxviruses including Monkeypox” under the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA). As a result, the monkeypox Order issued by the Chief Medical Officer of Health under Section 77.6 on May 20, 2022, is no longer in effect
Amendments have been made to the following regulations under the HPPA:
- Designation of Diseases (Ontario Regulation 135/18): to list monkeypox as a DOPHS and designate it as both a communicable and virulent disease; and
- Reports (Regulation 569): to specify the additional information to be included in the reports required under sections 25 and 26 of the HPPA.
- Comparison Chart: Monkeypox vs. Chickenpox vs. Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease (PDF)
- Monkeypox Fact Sheet - World Health Organization
- CDC Monkeypox Info sheet - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA)