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Singapore confirms imported case of monkeypox after flight attendant develops fever and rashes

Singapore confirms imported case of monkeypox after flight attendant develops fever and rashes
Monkeypox, caused by a virus, causes flu-like symptoms such as fever. A rash that comes on after fever subsides is also a sign and it can take weeks to clear.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed one imported case of monkeypox infection in Singapore.
The patient is a 42-year-old British man who works as a flight attendant. MOH said that he was in Singapore between June 15 and 17, and again on June 19 as he flew in and out of Singapore.
He tested positive for monkeypox on June 20.
He is now warded in at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) and his condition is stable. Contact tracing is ongoing, MOH said.
MOH said that the man sought medical attention via teleconsultation on the night of June 19 and was taken to NCID the next day for further assessment.
It added: “Contact tracing is ongoing for the affected flights and for the duration of his stay in Singapore. During this period, he had largely remained in his hotel room, except to visit a massage establishment, and eat at three food establishments on June 16.
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