Monkeypox has been common in African countries for the past several decades, but now the disease is also spreading to other countries of the world. Especially in the US, Canada, and many European countries, cases are being reported. So far, 80 cases of Monkeypox have been detected in 11 countries.
A news screenshot that is going viral on social media sites, users are claiming that it has been confirmed in Canada that 95% of monkeypox cases are actually herpes cases.
Users named Project Tabs tweeted a screenshot of a CTV News and wrote in the caption: “It’s been confirmed that 95% of Monkeypox cases in Canada are actually cases of herpes. Look! What happens next now? Before they bring out their agenda, we thwart their plans.
“Health officials investigating two dozen suspected cases of monkeypox across Canada found that 95% of the cases are shingles.”
Similarly, a user named Brenda Fuller also captioned the same news screenshot as, “Ever since I heard the headline about Monkeypox, I’ve been wondering what’s the balla? In North America? Wrong treatment of extreme herpes. . I can buy it. ”
We searched Google to investigate this news that is going viral. But we didn’t see any such news anywhere.
After this, we checked the website of Canada’s CTV Television Network and Twitter, in fact, the source of the viral news is being given to CTV. We did not find any such information on CTV also.
This fact check by DFRAC proves that the claim being made by social media users is misleading, because the news screenshot on which the claim stands is edited.
|Claim: 95% of monkeypox cases in Canada are cases of herpes
Claimed by: Social Media Users
Fact Check: FAKE
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