Singapore’s health ministry stated late on Tuesday that the country had confirmed an imported case of monkeypox, the primary such case reported in Southeast Asia throughout this yr’s outbreak of the viral illness.
The affected person, who examined constructive on June 20, is a 42-year-old British man who works as a flight attendant and had flown out and in of Singapore round mid-June, the ministry stated in a press release.
Thirteen shut contacts of the person have been recognized as of Tuesday, and all will probably be positioned below quarantine for 21 days since their final contact with him, the assertion added.
Contact tracing is ongoing for affected flights and during the person’s keep in Singapore.
The final monkeypox case detected within the Southeast Asian city-state was three years in the past.
South Korea on Wednesday stated the primary two suspected circumstances of monkeypox have been reported within the country, including that diagnostic assessments have been being carried out and health authorities will maintain a briefing as soon as the assessments have been accomplished.
One of the people with suspected monkeypox, a international nationwide who reportedly confirmed potential signs since Sunday, entered the country on Monday and is presently below therapy in an isolation mattress at a hospital within the metropolis of Busan, some 300 km southeast of the capital Seoul.
“Diagnostic assessments and epidemiological investigations on the monkeypox are being carried out and the health authority will swiftly maintain a briefing to announce measures and response plans as soon as the outcomes are out,” the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) stated in a press release.