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Singapore confirms first case of monkeypox in its territory, and for the time being in Southeast Asia, through a imported casethe Singaporean Ministry of Health points out in a statement.

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The patient is a 42-year-old man of British origin who works as a flight attendant. and tested positive for monkeypox on Monday, after being in the city-state between June 15 and 17 and again on June 19, the aforementioned ministry reported last night.

Currently andThe patient is admitted to the National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID) of the Asian nation and his condition is stable.

Singaporean authorities have started contact tracing for the patient, with 13 people identified. to date -subjected to a 21-day quarantine-, emphasizing that the pochances that there are more infected in the few places that the affected person visited on the island during his brief stay.

Some symptoms of viral illness include fever, headachemuscle, back, swollen lymph nodes, chills and exhaustion, as well as possible rashes, often on the face, that spread to other parts of the body.

for now, of the more than 2,000 cases of monkeypox that have been confirmed in some 35 countries around the world since this new outbreak began, only one person has died, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

The last recorded case of monkeypox in Singapore dates back to 2019.

The resurgence of this disease coincides with a 23 percent rebound in covid-19 infections compared to last week in Singapore, mainly due to the subvariants of omicron BA.4 and BA.5, which keeps it on alert to the island, which has enjoyed high levels of openness since the beginning of the year.

With information from EFE


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