Not a surprise if Singapore detects monkeypox case in coming weeks: Ong Ye Kung

28/5/2022 12:07:00 PM

Not a surprise if Singapore detects Monkeypox case in coming weeks: Ong Ye Kung

Not a surprise if Singapore detects Monkeypox case in coming weeks: Ong Ye Kung

SINGAPORE: It should not be a surprise if Singapore detects a monkeypox case in the coming weeks, as people in the country travel widely and also due to its position as a commercial and international hub, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung on Saturday (May 28). However, he assured that Singapore ha

LinkedIn SINGAPORE: It should not be a surprise if Singapore detects a monkeypox case in the coming weeks, as people in the country travel widely and also due to its position as a commercial and international hub, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung on Saturday (May 28).Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Director general of the World Health Organization Health Minister Ong Ye Kung meets WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at the 75th World Health Assembly, which is held from 22-28 May 2022, in Geneva.Monkeypox is an infectious disease usually transmitted to humans by animals, and it has been on the rise globally.Monkeypox is an infectious disease usually transmitted to humans by animals, and it has been on the rise globally.

However, he assured that Singapore has in place the necessary protocols and public health measures, triggered by an imported case in 2019.In a Facebook post, Mr Ong said:"Monkeypox is very unlikely to be a pandemic like COVID-19.Ong was speaking at the 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, as Singapore introduced the resolution" ".It is transmitted mostly by close physical contact, and not airborne like COVID-19, which transmits more quickly and widely."Thankfully, we have in place the necessary protocols and public health measures, triggered by an imported case in 2019." "It has generated much interest, including at the World Health Assembly that I recently attended, as the disease is no longer a rare disease confined to certain places in Africa, but is being passed from humans to other humans in many parts of the world," he added.Ong acknowledged that focusing on the bottom line – the number of deaths and severely ill patients – is not a"natural tendency" as it is much easier to measure infection while the classification of illness as"severe" can be subjective, according to a transcript on the Ministry of Health's website on Friday (27 May).Over have been detected in over 20 countries, he said, adding that it is a virus that has likely jumped from animals, such as rodents, to human beings, in certain regions of Africa.Mr Ong noted how monkeypox has generated much interest, including at the World Health Assembly that he recently attended.

Infected persons may experience the following initial symptoms: Fever, chills, headache, muscle ache and swollen lymph nodes.Such steps must be taken to strengthen health emergency preparedness and response, especially in cities and urban settings, where viruses spread the fastest, as well as the first line of readiness and response, Ong said.He said the disease is no longer a rare disease confined to certain places in Africa, but is being passed from humans to other humans in many parts of the world.The typical monkeypox rash lesions develops around the face/mouth or genital areas before spreading all over the body.It might appear to look like a common chickenpox rash and therefore review by a doctor is important, said Mr Ong.4 and BA."Anyone with a new unexplained rash, even if you have not travelled recently, should see a doctor immediately to be examined, so that a diagnosis can be made and early treatment started."For example, if you are very close to someone with rash lesions due to monkeypox, you can be infected," he said, elaborating on the incubation period and typical symptoms of the disease." "Most often it is due to another common disease like chickenpox, but if you have monkeypox, then you can receive appropriate care and prevent spread to people around you," added Mr Ong.But variant-specific vaccines will take months to develop, and many more months to produce, he added.The minister advised that anyone with a new unexplained rash should see a doctor immediately to be examined, even if they have not travelled recently, so they can be diagnosed and receive treatment early.

Monkeypox can cause serious illness and deaths in a small percentage of patients.The Health Ministry advised the general public to avoid close contact with individuals who are unwell with fever or have a pox-like rash and to maintain high standards of personal hygiene at all times, including washing of hands with soap before touching the face.Furthermore, the expectations of our population are to continue to live life normally, rather than to lock down, and prevent infection."As for the general public, avoid close contact with individuals who are unwell with fever or have a pox-like rash.Related:.

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The difference in Singapore is that gay sex between men is illegal and punishable by jail. Would people with symptoms come forward in a place like that? Another plandemic When the government said this.... it means it's likely to come. Many travellers are coming in now, of course not a surprise. It is a surprise if no case here.

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Singapore should not be surprised if Monkeypox detected here, disease unlikely to be pandemic: Ong Ye KungSINGAPORE - Monkeypox is very unlikely to be a pandemic like Covid-19, but Singapore should not be surprised if the virus is detected here, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Saturday (May 28). In a Facebook post, he said: 'In the coming weeks, we should not be surprised if (monkeypox) is detected in Singapore, as our people travel widely...

Singapore should not be surprised if Monkeypox detected here, disease unlikely to be pandemic: Ong Ye KungSINGAPORE - Monkeypox is very unlikely to be a pandemic like Covid-19, but Singapore should not be surprised if the virus is detected here, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Saturday (May 28). In a Facebook post, he said: 'In the coming weeks, we should not be surprised if (monkeypox) is detected in Singapore, as our people travel widely...

WHO should focus on COVID deaths, severe infections, not case numbers: Ong Ye KungA 'conscious effort' to focus on the right metric will help toward understanding that 'the foundation of our response is not lock-downs, but vaccinations', Ong said. Hahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahaha

askST: Will monkeypox eventually make its way to Singapore?It is one of THE 1291 adverse effect 😶 It is already here. Here we go, get ready for the new jab for new virus, seems like a profitable business to some.

US confirms 9 monkeypox cases in 7 statesWASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday (May 26) said it had identified nine monkeypox cases in seven states, some in individuals who did not have a recent history of international travel. As of Wednesday, the nine cases were confirmed in Massachusetts, Florida, Utah, Washington, California, Virginia and