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Singapore confirms imported monkeypox case; 13 close contacts identified


SINGAPORE – The Ministry of Health (MOH) of Singapore has confirmed an imported case of monkeypox. ADVERTISEMENTHe tested positive for monkeypox on Monday and is currently warded at the National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID). This is the first imported monkeypox infection detected in Singapore since 2019, when a Nigerian man tested positive. MOH also said on June 6 that a traveler who transited through Singapore to Australia the week before had tested positive for monkeypox. MOH said contact tracing is ongoing for the affected flights and for the duration of his stay in Singapore.


Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer June 22, 2022 07:49 UTC



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