The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health says the risk of monkeypox to the province's residents remains low.

The Public Health Agency of Canada said in a Wednesday release that there are 16 confirmed cases of the disease in Canada, all of which are in Quebec.

The Canadian Press reported Wednesday that Toronto Public Health said there have been two suspected cases in the city and two probable cases.

Saskatchewan did not have any suspected or confirmed cases as of Wednesday afternoon, according to the province's Ministry of Health.

"Monkeypox is a rare disease that is caused by infection with monkeypox virus," read a statement from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health. "Typical symptoms include fever, rash, and swollen lymph nodes. Monkeypox does not spread easily from person to person."

The statement said it can be spread through "prolonged face-to-face contact, touching bodily fluids or lesions of a person who is sick with the disease, or exposure to contaminated objects such as bed linens or clothing."

The ministry recommends calling HealthLine 811 or consulting a healthcare provider if you've recently travelled to a place with confirmed cases or monkeypox or been in contact with someone with a suspected or confirmed case, and develop fever or other symptoms within three weeks of returning to the province.