Singapore reports 10th case of monkeypox
One more imported monkeypox case was reported in Singapore on Tuesday (July 26), bringing the total number of cases detected here to 10.
The 28-year-old male Taiwan citizen who lives in Singapore had recently returned from Canada.
He tested positive on Tuesday, and is currently warded at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in an update on its website. His condition is stable.
The patient had developed a fever, headache, pain in the anal region and muscle pain last Friday (July 22). This subsequently progressed to a rash at the perianal region, MOH said, referring to the area of the body surrounding the anus.
He sought medical care on Tuesday and was admitted to NCID on the same day.
Contact tracing is ongoing, MOH added.
Of the 10 monkeypox cases here, five are local and five are imported. So far, the cases are not linked.
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