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Singapore Not Recommending Mass Monkeypox Vaccination for Now

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WATCH: The head of the WHO has declared that the global monkeypox outbreak “represents a public health emergency of international concern.”Source: Bloomberg

Singapore is not recommending mass vaccination against monkeypox currently after the World Health Organization called the global spread of the disease a public health emergency of international concern.

The benefits do not outweigh the risks of such a move “given the self-limiting nature of the disease,” health minister Ong Ye Kung said in a Facebook post Monday. Four imported and four local cases have been detected so far in the city-state, and the patients were promptly isolated with no evidence of further community transmission.