September 29, 2022
No new monkeypox cases in Singapore but doctors must be vigilant, says Ministry of Health

The National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) played a key role in the confirmation of the imported case of monkeypox in Singapore in 2019. NCID is a purpose-built facility designed to strengthen Singapore’s capabilities in infectious disease management and prevention. – The Straits Times/ANN

SINGAPORE, May 21 (The Straits Times/ANN): While there are no new monkeypox cases in Singapore, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has alerted all medical practitioners here to be vigilant in detecting and reporting cases of the disease.

Responding to queries from The Straits Times, MOH added on Saturday (May 21) that as at Friday, no monkeypox cases have been detected here, apart from the imported case from Nigeria which was detected here on May 8, 2019.

The virus has been seen in central and west Africa, but over recent weeks cases have been detected in in nine European countries, as well as the US, Canada and Australia.

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