EOHU Warning the Public about Monkeypox Phone Scam


The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is warning residents about a scam where an automated call claims that you have been exposed to monkeypox and must isolate for 14 days. The call, which claims to be made by “The Ministry,” then prompts the recipient to press a number.

The EOHU is advising the public to NOT press any number and simply hang up. Neither the EOHU nor the Ministry of Health use automated calls to advise people about exposure to an infectious disease. In cases where you have been exposed, an EOHU nurse will call you directly.