Singapore Confirms 10th Monkeypox Case On 26 Jul
On Tuesday (26 Jul), the Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed another case of monkeypox infection.
He is a 28-year-old Taiwanese man who lives in Singapore. He recently returned from Canada, which makes him an imported case.
Singapore has now detected a total of 10 monkeypox infections.
10th monkeypox warded at NCID, now in stable condition
According to MOH, the patient tested positive for the virus today.
He started having a fever, headache, pain in the anal region, and muscle aches four days ago, on 22 Jul.
The aches soon turned into a rash at the area surrounding the anus.
He sought medical care on Tuesday (26 Jul) and was admitted to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), where he tested positive.
Fortunately, as with most Singapore patients so far, his condition is currently stable. In the meantime, contact tracing is ongoing.
Protect yourself against monkeypox, know what to look out for
The number of monkeypox cases in Singapore is expected to increase over the next few weeks as more are affected by this viral disease.
Statistics report that most patients are men who have sex with men.
If you are at risk, stay alert and avoid close physical contact with others with rashes resembling monkeypox.
Maintaining good personal hygiene is also crucial.
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