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FIRST LOCAL LINKED MONKEYPOX CASE CONFIRMED IN S’PORE

On Friday 05 August 2022, Singapore confirmed the first local linked Monkeypox case after two new Monkeypox cases in Singapore.

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According to the Ministry of Health, there are fifteen confirmed Monkeypox cases in total (ten local cases and five imported cases).

The first local linked Monkeypox case confirmed in Singapore is a 54-year-old man who is a contact of a 33-year-old man (case 13) who tested positive for the virus on Tuesday 02 August 2022.

The newest case in Singapore is a 25-year-old- man who is unlinked cases to others (Friday 05 August 2022)

The quarantine period for close contact will be cut to fourteen days from the previously twenty-one days and followed by seven days of monitoring through phone calls.

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On Saturday 23 July 2022, World Health Organization (WHO) declared the monkeypox outbreak as a global Public Health Emergency.

Monkeypox symptoms include; spots, ulcers, and rash on the body but mostly in the private area. Pain and swollen lymph. Headache, muscle aches, exhaustion, chills and fever.

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