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2 NEW MONKEYPOX INFECTIONS CONFIRMED IN S’PORE, INCLUDING 26 Y.O S’POREAN

The Singapore Ministry of Health confirmed two new monkeypox cases on 24 July, with the total of monkeypox cases in Singapore now standing at 8 cases.

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One of the cases is an Estonian man who entered Singapore on 21 July, and the other is a 26-year-old Singaporean man.

Both cases are not linked to the other confirmed cases.

The 46-year-old Estonian man arrived in Singapore from London on 21 July and developed rases in his groin area, as well as his lymph nodes swelling.

He sought medical treatment and tested positive for monkeypox on 24 July, and was then sent to NCID – he is categorised as an imported case.

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The 26-year-old Singaporean also developed rashes in his genital area and his body, was sought treatment on 24 July before being tested positive for monkeypox and sent to NCID.

Both cases are currently stable.

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