A headshot of Dr. Scott Weese
Dr. Scott Weese

Dr. Scott Weese, a veterinary infectious disease specialist in the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), spoke with CTV Toronto about the risk of transmission of monkeypox to dogs.  

Weese discussed the case of the Italian greyhound in France that contracted a mild case of monkeypox from its owners and said the range of species that monkeypox can infect is still uncertain as “it really has been an understudied disease.” 

Weese is a professor in the Department of Pathobiology, the chief of infection control at OVC, and the director of the Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses (CPHAZ).