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On 7/8/2022 at 9:59 AM, Since u r here said:

Which is why i qn are we just rushing out to make passpt and then bring back something into sg?

 

anyway 

the most recent thogh imported and anal:


it must have grown inside alrdy??

 

hence discomfort

https://www.facebook.com/93889432933/posts/pfbid02K3KMVmGgPWwZCF8tDUaWqHZJvjdkoxYtc8hio6JCfzCwPEoFJ6LsNWmMcBGfEyEpl/?d=n

 

patient is a 36-year-old male Indian national who lives in Singapore and had recently returned from the United States.

Not sporean! They are so fortunate to hav our teams attend to them!!!!


 

Past few day was local case- msian residing here

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/singapore-confirms-one-more-imported-case-monkeypox-infection-2794836?cid=FBcna&fbclid=IwAR2mLN-3vHn3-aB7oN6RUR-bwn4VIx358ni7mMiwnFKovI9-TDAmsMN0OnI&fs=e&s=cl

 

i m more concerned where and what they have done

and all are males? Women could be in charge of washing or cleaning 

 

it could be passed thru linen bedsht too: as well as respiratory

 


Why not leave it to the experts rather than endlessly speculating and spreading nonsense? If you don’t know anything about a topic (and you clearly don’t) it’s better to a) shut up and b) not speculate 

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On 7/8/2022 at 9:59 AM, Since u r here said:

patient is a 36-year-old male Indian national who lives in Singapore and had recently returned from the United States.

Not sporean! They are so fortunate to hav our teams attend to them!!!!

 

As if Singaporeans don't fuck around overseas? Just take a look at the Traveller's Hut thread!

 

And how, if it happens overseas to a Singaporean should the overseas governments refuse to grant medical assistance to the Singaporean, because he is a foreigner overseas?

 

Your point borders on xenophobia and of an extremely petty mindset. 

 

Actually I fail to see the logic in your post. 

 

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On 7/8/2022 at 10:56 AM, Since u r here said:

Visited yestday, hope i m safe! Didnt do muchhhh


srsly?! You spend all this time panicking and speculating on this thread and then you still go to mon-keybox… dumb af 😂 

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On 7/8/2022 at 10:56 AM, Since u r here said:

Visited yestday, hope i m safe! Didnt do muchhhh

hiv self test u v enthu, now monkey pox u aso v interested, it doesnt mean e more u say e smarter u r woh. oni show u v v high risk u noe, 2 big disease u both aso keen n enthu. i pity those who sex u, they will b v jatlat, they shld b even scare than u lo

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On 7/8/2022 at 12:07 PM, Guest Dumb af said:


srsly?! You spend all this time panicking and speculating on this thread and then you still go to mon-keybox… dumb af 😂 

 

I am not in favour of anonymous guest posts picking quarrels with others, but I must admit "mon-keybox" made me laugh. Other than sex, I'm turned on by wordplay

 

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On 7/7/2022 at 12:16 PM, PlayersGroup said:

 

One logical conclusion is, just like the first cases in US and UK, experts think it has been silently spreading for a while. I expect our cases to grow in the next few weeks, if the guy dunno where he got it from and if it is spreading among MSM.

 

I'm still avoiding the saunas in particular, and avoiding random hookups in general for now. 

 

"The (Malaysian) Health Ministry has identified 14 casual contacts in the country from the Malaysian man infected with monkeypox who resides in Singapore" 

 

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/07/08/khairy-14-casual-contacts-identified-from-msian-infected-with-monkeypox-in-singapore

 

 

 

 

On 7/7/2022 at 9:22 PM, singalion said:

 

My point was more that people with a fare skin would be less well knowing whether they caught monkeypox, when all the media publishes the symptoms on darker skin people...

 

Ladies and Gentlemen, let's have a round of applause for  the Winner of the Blowing Wind's Most Retarded Post... Snga-Liar. :clap:🏆

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On 7/8/2022 at 11:44 PM, Guest Guest said:

 

"The (Malaysian) Health Ministry has identified 14 casual contacts in the country from the Malaysian man infected with monkeypox who resides in Singapore" 

 

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/07/08/khairy-14-casual-contacts-identified-from-msian-infected-with-monkeypox-in-singapore

Confused,  so did he went back malaysia and make 14 casual contacts (then his case is not local liao)  or 14 casual contacts came over to SG?

 

Anyway this drama keep rolling into something big, waiting for them to annouce the social contacts for the 3rd and 4th cases. Pity those nurses,  just tot can take a rest from covid but cannot. 

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On 7/9/2022 at 1:48 AM, Guest Guest said:

 

 

4th monkeypox case confirmed in Singapore, Government & Economy - THE BUSINESS TIMES

 

Also an imported infection, the patient is a 30 year-old male India national who lives in Singapore and recently returned from Germany.

Those who have returned from Europe and US and have "social contacts" over there, time to monitor your health closely. 

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On 7/9/2022 at 1:58 AM, lonelyglobe said:

Confused,  so did he went back malaysia and make 14 casual contacts (then his case is not local liao)  or 14 casual contacts came over to SG?

 

Anyway this drama keep rolling into something big, waiting for them to annouce the social contacts for the 3rd and 4th cases. Pity those nurses,  just tot can take a rest from covid but cannot. 

 

 

The Star is a Malaysian news agency. When they say "in the country", it means in Malaysia. So when "he went back malaysia and make 14 casual contacts", that means the 14 casual contacts are still in Malaysia. 

 

More details here...

https://www.sinchew.com.my/20220708/凯里:狮城首名猴痘确诊者-上月曾往新山槟城/

 

"他在6月11日至12日曾经逗留在新山,也于17日至20日与亲友前往槟城游玩"

"该男子7月2日和3日在新山时出现症状,7月6日确诊" 

 

He was diagnosed with monkeypox in Singapore. 

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Thanks,  got it.... So in this case there is a chance for him to kena in penang, then SG are still safe for now if all are imported cases. 

 

Friends and relatives just say so,  "casual contacts" or "social contacts" quite misleading ha.... 

 

If SG have,  i m sure Malaysia and Thailand will have too,  just a matter of time. 

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On 7/9/2022 at 2:35 AM, Guest Guest said:

 

 

 

The Star is a Malaysian news agency. When they say "in the country", it means in Malaysia. So when "he went back malaysia and make 14 casual contacts", that means the 14 casual contacts are still in Malaysia. 

 

More details here...

https://www.sinchew.com.my/20220708/凯里:狮城首名猴痘确诊者-上月曾往新山槟城/

 

"他在6月11日至12日曾经逗留在新山,也于17日至20日与亲友前往槟城游玩"

"该男子7月2日和3日在新山时出现症状,7月6日确诊" 

 

He was diagnosed with monkeypox in Singapore. 

 

False, the article from Star copied what was said in the Singapore media. 

 

The Star refers to 14 casual contacts made in Singapore. 

 

ST gives a good overview:

 

 

Fourth monkeypox case confirmed in Singapore

Published 4 Hours Ago

= 8 July 2022, 11.30pm

 

SINGAPORE - Another case of monkeypox has been confirmed in the Republic, bringing the total number of cases detected since June to four, said the Ministry of Health on Friday (July 8).

An imported infection, the patient is a 30-year-old male India national who lives in Singapore and recently returned from Germany.

He developed a rash in the groin area on June 30, and sought medical care when he came down with a fever on Thursday.

 

Three out of the four monkeypox cases here emerged this week. 

On Thursday, a 36-year-old male India national who had recently returned from the United States also tested positive for monkeypox after developing anal discomfort on June 28.

He also progressively developed other symptoms, including rashes over the next few days. 

 

The first local case of monkeypox infection was detected on Wednesday.

 

The patient, a 45-year-old male Malaysia national who resides in Singapore, first developed lower abdomen skin lesions on June 30. 

He subsequently experienced fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, before developing a sore throat and fever.

All close contacts of this local case have been placed on a 21-day quarantine.

None of the four cases are linked. 

Singapore’s first case of monkeypox in 2022 was confirmed on June 21, when a 42-year-old male British national who works as a flight attendant was confirmed to be an imported case. 

 

 

=> At no point any local media said that the Malaysian cought monkeypox in Malaysia. 

 

 

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On 7/9/2022 at 3:31 AM, singalion said:

 

False, the article from Star copied what was said in the Singapore media. 

 

The Star refers to 14 casual contacts made in Singapore. 

 

ST gives a good overview:

 

 

Fourth monkeypox case confirmed in Singapore

Published 4 Hours Ago

= 8 July 2022, 11.30pm

 

SINGAPORE - Another case of monkeypox has been confirmed in the Republic, bringing the total number of cases detected since June to four, said the Ministry of Health on Friday (July 8).

An imported infection, the patient is a 30-year-old male India national who lives in Singapore and recently returned from Germany.

He developed a rash in the groin area on June 30, and sought medical care when he came down with a fever on Thursday.

 

Three out of the four monkeypox cases here emerged this week. 

On Thursday, a 36-year-old male India national who had recently returned from the United States also tested positive for monkeypox after developing anal discomfort on June 28.

He also progressively developed other symptoms, including rashes over the next few days. 

 

The first local case of monkeypox infection was detected on Wednesday.

 

The patient, a 45-year-old male Malaysia national who resides in Singapore, first developed lower abdomen skin lesions on June 30. 

He subsequently experienced fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, before developing a sore throat and fever.

All close contacts of this local case have been placed on a 21-day quarantine.

None of the four cases are linked. 

Singapore’s first case of monkeypox in 2022 was confirmed on June 21, when a 42-year-old male British national who works as a flight attendant was confirmed to be an imported case. 

 

 

=> At no point any local media said that the Malaysian had recently returned to Malaysia or cought monkeypox in Malaysia. 

 

 

 

If you don't even know or not confident of what you are talking about, learn to SHUDDUP! 你不说话,没人说你是哑巴。

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here the English version from the Malaysian New Straits Times:

 

No monkeypox detected in Malaysia

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July 8, 2022

 

We were notified of the monkeypox case in Singapore. The man is a 45-year-old Malaysian man, residing in Singapore, who showed skin lesions on June 30, and tested positive for monkeypox on July 6.

 

"I wish to inform that the man had travelled to Johor Baru between June 11 and 12, and then went to Penang for a holiday with his friends and family on June 17 to 20. At the time, he had not shown symptoms yet.

 

"On July 2 to 3, he once again entered Johor Baru, and was already symptomatic. He had voluntarily informed the Health Ministry of his 15 close contacts," Khairy said in a press conference in Parliament today.

 

He said 14 of the man's close contacts were casual contacts who were at low risk for infection, but had been told to continue to monitor themselves.

 

"One close contact of his had been identified by Singapore's Health Ministry and was being quarantined in Singapore.

 

 

=> It seems at current stage that the Malaysian was infected in Singapore. Otherwise Malaysia would have monkeypox cases. 

 

https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2022/07/811857/no-monkeypox-detected-malaysia

 

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On 7/9/2022 at 3:46 AM, singalion said:

here the English version from the Malaysian New Straits Times:

 

No monkeypox detected in Malaysia

HANA%20NAZ%20HARUN.png
July 8, 2022

 

We were notified of the monkeypox case in Singapore. The man is a 45-year-old Malaysian man, residing in Singapore, who showed skin lesions on June 30, and tested positive for monkeypox on July 6.

 

"I wish to inform that the man had travelled to Johor Baru between June 11 and 12, and then went to Penang for a holiday with his friends and family on June 17 to 20. At the time, he had not shown symptoms yet.

 

"On July 2 to 3, he once again entered Johor Baru, and was already symptomatic. He had voluntarily informed the Health Ministry of his 15 close contacts," Khairy said in a press conference in Parliament today.

 

He said 14 of the man's close contacts were casual contacts who were at low risk for infection, but had been told to continue to monitor themselves.

 

"One close contact of his had been identified by Singapore's Health Ministry and was being quarantined in Singapore.

 

 

=> It seems at current stage that the Malaysian was infected in Singapore. Otherwise Malaysia would have monkeypox cases. 

 

https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2022/07/811857/no-monkeypox-detected-malaysia

 

 

"=> It seems at current stage that the Malaysian was infected in Singapore. Otherwise Malaysia would have monkeypox cases. "??? Seriously ...??? There also have been no local infection of monkeypox in Singapore, and the 4 imported cases in Singapore are so far unlinked.

 

You seems to be trying exceptionally hard to find fault with Singapore and Singaporeans, aren't you? Like how the Indians claimed there was some new COVID Singapore-variant killing little kids? Did the Singapore government allowed you entry into Singapore to bash the locals and find fault with them? Makes me wonder just what more damage will you do to the country with your presence if anything more serious is to occur, e.g. war.

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I have read that smallpox vaccine for Singapore children stopped in 1982. Anyone knows at what age was the smallpox vaccine administered for children before 1982?

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On 7/9/2022 at 4:10 AM, Guest Guest said:

 Makes me wonder just what more damage will you do to the country with your presence if anything more serious is to occur, e.g. war.

Haha... War time definitely foreigner will be the first to run back, they are here only to earn as much as they can and definitely not to risk their life here.

 

Back to the topic,  i dont believe other SEA countries dont have,  is just like covid, first reported was SG,  then Malaysia,  Thailand and finally Indonesia. It would be tough for those in the religious countries to explain how they got infected since monkeypox is associated mostly with MSM. 

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On 7/9/2022 at 8:34 AM, lonelyglobe said:

Haha... War time definitely foreigner will be the first to run back, they are here only to earn as much as they can and definitely not to risk their life here.

 

Back to the topic,  i dont believe other SEA countries dont have,  is just like covid, first reported was SG,  then Malaysia,  Thailand and finally Indonesia. It would be tough for those in the religious countries to explain how they got infected since monkeypox is associated mostly with MSM. 

What MSM?

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On 7/9/2022 at 9:58 AM, Guest Guest said:

What MSM?

 

Methylsulfonylmethane, or MSM, is a naturally occurring compound in foods such as fresh vegetables, meat, and dairy products. So stop eating less of those food, OK? 

 

🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

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Well as a Singaporean gay man, I am very very glad that, thus far (knock on wood), none of the infected are Singaporeans.

Why?

 

I don't know.

When it comes to diseases, who wants to be #1?

Do you?

We shouldn't ostracised others but surely we can find comfort that, despite our gallavanting ways (yes even during Covid times), we do not have an infected amongst us.

Take comfort, can, right? Or is that still considered bias? "eyes rolling"

 

Keep up the good work, my fellow Singaporeans.

Abstain or practice safe social distancing.

Whatever you have been doing thus far, seems to be working.

Let's keep this Monkeypox away from us, for as long as we can. 

Amitabha.

 
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On 7/9/2022 at 10:58 AM, Guest Mega tronik said:

 

This is a racist and idiotic post disguised as proud , patriotic , nation loving post.

 

For all we know, Malaysian monkeypox got it from a Singaporean flight stewards who got it from London gay sauna patrons. 

 

The disease does not discriminate and aytach labels, superior/inferior, better /lesser, Singapore(better)/Malaysian(lesser somehow).

 

It is human who pigeonholes and attach superior/ inferior values.

 

Idiotic, disguised racist, Hitler reborn.

Wooo..."For all we know"

So you admit you don't know lah.

Then please, take several seats and keep quiet.

You want to project your own racism onto others, don't do it to me.

I won't let you step over me.

I was already very diplomatic in sharing my feelings on this topic, so if you want to come at me, you best think twice.

 

 

 

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Interesting....

Another Brit.

So Great Britain seems to be an epicentre.

I do remember the 1st case in 2022 was from there.

Any ideas how they got it?

Immigrants to the UK?

Or the Brits going to another Continent?

So I googled:

"

How did monkeypox come to UK?
 
 
2019. In December 2019, an individual in England was confirmed to have monkeypox after recently travelling from Nigeria to the UK."
 
 
But that was 2019..... Took a while to explode in the UK. 
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On 7/14/2022 at 9:31 AM, superflawless said:

Interesting....

Another Brit.

So Great Britain seems to be an epicentre.

I do remember the 1st case in 2022 was from there.

Any ideas how they got it?

Immigrants to the UK?

Or the Brits going to another Continent?

So I googled:

"

How did monkeypox come to UK?
 
 
2019. In December 2019, an individual in England was confirmed to have monkeypox after recently travelling from Nigeria to the UK."
 
 
But that was 2019..... Took a while to explode in the UK. 


you should try reading a bit more, rather than speculating. Here you go:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_monkeypox_outbreak

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The point that bothers me most at the discussion here so far is the lack of empathy and some sort of group understanding on monkeypox.

 

The vast majority of infected are gays.

 

Again, people are misusing this topic to post their hatred against foreigners and xenophobic view.

 

Surely, the guys did not intend to catch monkeypox, nor probably did they intend to spread the disease.

 

I just miss some understanding for the affected guys by the posters in this thread.

 

You should all know that monkeypox comes like an unwanted Coming Out for those affected men.

We do not know their situation, but most probably they are not out at work etc.

 

The infection might also cause job losses or a need to resign from a current job due to the office gossip, loss of authority etc.

 

This might be different from the guys who caught it overseas (like Europe or US), who are openly out and in a totally different situation.

 

Let's behave a bit more mature, non xenophobic and look at the issue from the personal perspective of the infected also.

 

 

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Second local monkeypox case reported in Singapore

 
Published 3 Hours Ago (=14 July 2022) Straits Times
 
 

SINGAPORE - The Republic detected its second local case of monkeypox on Wednesday (July 13), the Ministry of Health (MOH) said, bringing the total number of cases reported here to five.

 

In an update on its website on Wednesday night, MOH said the patient is a 48-year-old British man residing in Singapore, who tested positive for monkeypox on Wednesday.

 

He is currently warded at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) and his condition is stable.

 

He had developed rashes in the perianal region - the area surrounding the anus - on July 6 and had a fever on Monday (July 11).

 

He sought medical attention on Wednesday and was admitted to NCID. MOH said contact tracing is ongoing. It said the case is not linked to any of the previously reported monkeypox cases here.

 

The fourth case, an imported infection reported on July 8, was a 30-year-old male Indian national who lives in Singapore and recently returned from Germany.

 

He developed a rash in the groin area at the end of last month and sought medical care after coming down with a fever.

 

 

The previous local case was a 45-year-old Malaysian man residing in Singapore, who developed lower abdomen skin lesions on June 30.

 

He subsequently experienced fatigue and swollen lymph nodes, before developing a sore throat and fever. All close contacts of this local case were placed on a 21-day quarantine.

 

None of the cases reported here so far is linked.

 

Monkeypox is a rare viral disease, with those infected usually experiencing fever, headache, muscle ache, backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills, lethargy and skin rash.

 

Most patients recover within two to three weeks, MOH had said previously, though it noted that young children, pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals are among those at higher risk of severe illness.

 

Some 9,200 cases of monkeypox have been reported across 63 countries this year, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday.

 
 
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On 7/14/2022 at 2:40 PM, singalion said:

 

 

Second local monkeypox case reported in Singapore

 
Published 3 Hours Ago (=14 July 2022) Straits Times
 
 

SINGAPORE - The Republic detected its second local case of monkeypox on Wednesday (July 13), the Ministry of Health (MOH) said, bringing the total number of cases reported here to five.

 

In an update on its website on Wednesday night, MOH said the patient is a 48-year-old British man residing in Singapore, who tested positive for monkeypox on Wednesday.

 

He is currently warded at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) and his condition is stable.

 

He had developed rashes in the perianal region - the area surrounding the anus - on July 6 and had a fever on Monday (July 11).

 

He sought medical attention on Wednesday and was admitted to NCID. MOH said contact tracing is ongoing. It said the case is not linked to any of the previously reported monkeypox cases here.

 

The fourth case, an imported infection reported on July 8, was a 30-year-old male Indian national who lives in Singapore and recently returned from Germany.

 

He developed a rash in the groin area at the end of last month and sought medical care after coming down with a fever.

 

 

The previous local case was a 45-year-old Malaysian man residing in Singapore, who developed lower abdomen skin lesions on June 30.

 

He subsequently experienced fatigue and swollen lymph nodes, before developing a sore throat and fever. All close contacts of this local case were placed on a 21-day quarantine.

 

None of the cases reported here so far is linked.

 

Monkeypox is a rare viral disease, with those infected usually experiencing fever, headache, muscle ache, backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills, lethargy and skin rash.

 

Most patients recover within two to three weeks, MOH had said previously, though it noted that young children, pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals are among those at higher risk of severe illness.

 

Some 9,200 cases of monkeypox have been reported across 63 countries this year, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday.

 
 

 

The articles do not say how the guys caught it.


For the latest case, we do not know whether he travelled overseas in the past 21 - 30 days, whether he had fun with a visitor to Singapore, someone residing here or he met a moneyboy from anywhere etc etc.

 

So let's stop to speculate.

 

Better take your precautions... instead of turning this thread to a hot gossip forum.

 

 

 

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On 7/14/2022 at 2:40 PM, singalion said:

rashes in the perianal region - the area surrounding the anus - on July 6

 

Funny that they need to use the medical word and then follow with the explanation.

 

Could have just said rashes in the area surrounding the anus....

 

Straits Times is so funny. 😀

 

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So is monkey pox tied to gay stigma now? 

 

If you got money pox, people will assume you gay? 

 

Shiok sia British guy have anal sex. Wonder he cute or not. 

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On 7/14/2022 at 2:54 PM, Guest Gay virus? said:

So is monkey pox tied to gay stigma now? 

 

If you got money pox, people will assume you gay? 

 

Shiok sia British guy have anal sex. Wonder he cute or not. 

 

On 7/14/2022 at 3:29 PM, Guest Out said:

Once you get Monkeypox, everyone at work and family will know you are gay and sleep around

Not 100 %, i think it was like 60 over % of those kena either gay or bi, there are also woman kena because of husband. Not necessary sex,  as long as got prolong body contact, there is a chance to kena. 

 

Yeap, quite difficult to explain 21 days quarantine or MC especially now that covid does not need to be quarantine anymore. With covid,  people already lie about their whereabouts, with this probably even worse. 

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On 7/14/2022 at 9:31 AM, superflawless said:

Interesting....

Another Brit.

So Great Britain seems to be an epicentre.

I do remember the 1st case in 2022 was from there.

Any ideas how they got it?

Immigrants to the UK?

Or the Brits going to another Continent?

So I googled:

"

How did monkeypox come to UK?
 
 
2019. In December 2019, an individual in England was confirmed to have monkeypox after recently travelling from Nigeria to the UK."
 
 
But that was 2019..... Took a while to explode in the UK. 

 

The case from 2019 cannot be linked to the recent spread.

 

To feed your curiosity on the first case in the UK:

 

It is all public and recorded in the UK NHS website...

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/monkeypox-cases-confirmed-in-england-latest-updates

 

7 May 2022

The first known case was detected in the beginning of May 2022, in a British resident who had travelled to Lagos and Delta State in Nigeria,[24] in areas where monkeypox is considered to be an endemic disease. The person developed a rash on 29 April while in Nigeria and flew back to the United Kingdom, arriving on 4 May,[25] and presented to hospital later the same day. Monkeypox infection was immediately suspected, and the patient was hospitalised at Guy's Hospital[25] and isolated, then tested positive for the virus on 6 May.

 

14 May 2022

Two additional cases of monkeypox identified in London

Two individuals have been diagnosed with monkeypox in London, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has confirmed.

The cases live together in the same household. They are not linked to the previous confirmed case announced on 7 May. Where and how they acquired their infection remains under investigation.

 

16 May 2022

Four more cases of monkeypox indentified by UKHSA

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has detected 4 additional cases of monkeypox, 3 in London and one linked case in the North East of England.

The 4 new cases do not have known connections with the previous confirmed cases announced on 14 May and the case announced on 7 May.

Investigations are underway to establish links between the latest 4 cases, who all appear to have been infected in London. All 4 of these cases self-identify as gay, bisexual or other men who have sex with men (MSM). 

Currently, common contacts have been identified for 2 of the 4 latest cases.  

There is no link to travel to a country where monkeypox is endemic, and exactly where and how they acquired their infections remains under urgent investigation, including whether they have further links to each other.

 

Wednesday 18 May 2022

Two more cases of monkeypox identified by UKHSA

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has detected 2 additional cases of monkeypox, one in London and one in the South East of England.

The latest cases bring the total number of monkeypox cases confirmed in England since 6 May to 9, with recent cases predominantly in gay, bisexual or men who have sex with men (MSM).

The 2 latest cases have no travel links to a country where monkeypox is endemic, so it is possible they acquired the infection through community transmission.

 

Monday 23 May 2022

Dr Susan Hopkins, Chief Medical Adviser, UKHSA, said:

A notable proportion of recent cases in the UK and Europe have been found in gay and bisexual men so we are particularly encouraging these men to be alert to the symptoms.

 

 

Rare monkeypox outbreak in U.K., Europe and U.S.: What is it and should we worry?

Updated May 20, 2022

 

Typically, people catch monkeypox from animals in West Africa or central Africa and import the virus to other countries. Person-to-person transmission isn't common, as it requires close contact with bodily fluids, such as saliva from coughing or pus from the lesions. So the risk to the general population is low, the U.K. health agency notes.

 

But in England, the vast majority of the 50-plus cases don't involve recent travel to Africa, suggesting the patients involved in those cases caught the virus in England.

 

In addition, there's evidence the virus could be spreading through a new route: sexual contact. "What is even more bizarre is finding cases that appear to have acquired the infection via sexual contact," epidemiologist Mateo Prochazka at the UKHSA tweeted. "This is a novel route of transmission that will have implications for outbreak response and control."

 

"We are particularly urging men who are gay and bisexual to be aware of any unusual rashes or lesions and to contact a sexual health service without delay," epidemiologist Hopkins said in the UKHSA's statement.

 

 

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Monkeypox: What We Do and Don't Know About Recent Outbreaks

June 28, 2022

 

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Transmission of monkeypox virus to, and between, humans occurs when an individual contacts an infected animal, person or contaminated materials. In addition to gaining entry to the body via broken skin (including wounds invisible to the naked eye), the virus can travel in large respiratory droplets that enter the body via the mouth, nose or eyes. Because these droplets are weighty, and often fail to fly more than a few feet, prolonged contact is required for efficient human-to-human spread. As a result, healthcare workers and individuals who share a household with an infected individual are more at risk. 

In terms of the 2022 outbreak, cases of monkeypox have been concentrated in men who have sex with men. To date, it is unclear, and remains under investigation, whether monkeypox can be transmitted specifically through sexual transmission routes. In any case, this transmission pattern coupled with monkeypox’s spread in non-endemic countries has led many to wonder if, like SARS-CoV-2, the virus has mutated to allow for easier human-to-human transmission. Monkeypox is a type of DNA virus, which detects and repairs mutations better than RNA viruses like SARS-CoV-2, and thus is less likely to quickly acquire mutations that promote its spread. However, new research suggests the monkeypox virus has acquired 50 new mutations compared to strains detected from 2018-2019—roughly 6-12 times more than the expected 1-2 mutations per year. Researchers think this "accelerated evolution" may be tied to adaptation of the monkeypox virus to host immune responses. The virus may have been circulating in countries like Europe (the epicenter of the current outbreak) longer than initially thought, acquiring mutations that counteract anti-viral immune responses. More research is required to understand if, and how, changes in monkeypox virus underly the influx in cases across the world.

 

https://asm.org/Articles/2022/May/Monkeypox-What-We-Do-and-Don-t-Know-About-Recent-O

 

 

 

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There is a certain suspicion on the spread in Europe due to the gay/bi men involved:

 

Monkeypox outbreak linked to Canary Island and Spanish sex parties

The agency's Europe director warned that festivals and parties could accelerate the spread of monkeypox as cases are on the rise in the UK and worldwide

 

24 MAY 2022

 

The global monkeypox outbreak has been linked to Gay Pride parties in the Canary Islands, as well as raves in Madrid and Berlin where sexual activity took place, according to health experts.

Dr David Heymann, who formerly headed the WHO's emergencies department believes the spread of the disease through sexual transmission can be traced to key spreader events.

 

 

"We know monkeypox can spread when there is close contact with the lesions of someone who is infected, and it looks like sexual contact has now amplified that transmission," said Dr Heymann.

It comes as Germany has four confirmed cases linked to exposure at "party events... where sexual activity took place" in Spain's Canary Islands and in Berlin, according to a government report.

 

Madrid's senior health official also said on Monday that the Spanish capital had 30 confirmed cases. Enrique Ruiz Escudero confirmed it is investigating possible links between a recent Gay Pride event in the Canary Islands, which drew 80,000 people, as well as cases at a Madrid sauna.

Health officials say most of the known cases in Europe have been among men who have sex with men. But the potentially fatal disease can be passed through close contact with a sick person, their clothing or bedsheets.

 

"By nature, sexual activity involves intimate contact, which one would expect to increase the likelihood of transmission, whatever a person's sexual orientation and irrespective of the mode of transmission," said Mike Skinner, a virologist at Imperial College London.

 

On Monday, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control's director, Andrea Ammon, said "the likelihood of further spread of the virus through close contact, for example during sexual activities among persons with multiple sexual partners, is considered to be high".

 

The agency said the cases appeared to be linked to a monkeypox virus first detected in cases exported from Nigeria to Britain, Israel and Singapore in 2018 and 2019.

 

Authorities in Britain, Spain and Portugal have said most of the cases identified so far were in young men whose infections were picked up when they sought help for lesions at sexual health clinics.

 

Dr Heymann, who is also a professor of infectious diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said the monkeypox outbreak was likely to be a random event that might be traceable to a single infection.

 

"It's very possible there was somebody who got infected, developed lesions on the genitals, hands or somewhere else, and then spread it to others when there was sexual or close physical contact," he said. "And then there were these international events that seeded the outbreak around the world, into the US and other European countries," he said.

 

https://www.scottishdailyexpress.co.uk/lifestyle/health/monkeypox-outbreak-linked-canary-island-27054868

 

 

Note: The Canary Pride was attended by 80,000 to 120,000 persons.

 

 

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Monkeypox outbreak linked to superspreader event at adult sauna

Health officials express concerns about transmission at summer festivals as people urged to watch for symptoms

20 May 2022

Monkeypox is spreading worldwide

Monkeypox cases in Spain have been linked to a superspreader event at an adult sauna in Madrid.

 

Enrique Ruiz Escudero, the region’s cabinet minister for health of the community, said on Friday that health officials had traced many of Spain’s 30 monkeypox cases to a single sauna in the capital. 

 

Britain’s monkeypox tally now stands at 20 after 11 fresh cases were announced on Friday, and contact tracing and quarantine of close contacts is under way. 

 

A “notable proportion” of the UK and European cases are in gay and bisexual men, health officials have said.

 

Three cases in Belgium have also been linked to a large-scale fetish festival in Antwerp, according to organisers. The Darklands Festival warned people who attended four days of parties, starting on May 5, that authorities had linked the event to the country’s three confirmed cases.

 

“There’s reason to assume that the virus has been brought in by visitors from abroad to the festival after recent cases in other countries,” the festival said on its website.

 

Darklands is a ticketed event that describes itself as a place where “various tribes in the gay fetish community (leather, rubber, army, skinhead, puppies...) come together to create a unique spectacle of fetish brotherhood”.

 

Sources have told The Telegraph that an internationally advertised gay party in Spain is also being investigated as the root cause of the global monkeypox cases. 

 

In the UK, a link was first drawn between gay men and monkeypox earlier in the week, with the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) urging men who have sex with men to be alert to any new rashes or lesions on their body, including their genitalia. 

 

“The Public Health Department will carry out an even more detailed analysis...to control contagion, cut the chains of transmission and try to mitigate the transmission of this virus as much as possible,” Mr Escudero said, Reuters reported. 

 

 

The Telegraph also understands that experts are concerned about the outbreak in LGBTQ communities because gay pride events are due to begin soon, with the potential for further spread. 

 

Experts are trying to trace and isolate any close contacts of known cases to prevent the outbreak growing further. However, they warned that because cases are being seen around the world, the virus may have been circulating for some time before being detected at the start of May. 

 

Dr Hans Kluge, the World Health Organisation (WHO) regional director for Europe, said: “As we enter the summer season in the European region, with mass gatherings, festivals and parties, I am concerned that transmission could accelerate, as the cases currently being detected are among those engaging in sexual activity and the symptoms are unfamiliar to many.

 

“I would like to emphasise that individuals contracting monkeypox must not be stigmatised or discriminated against in any way. 

 

“Timely risk communication with the general public is important, and public health bodies should widely disseminate accurate and practical advice on prevention, diagnosis and treatment.”

 

Monkeypox is normally a virus that is hard to spread from one person to another, and this is the first time there has been sustained human to human transmission outside Africa. 

 

 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/05/20/monkeypox-outbreak-doubles-health-authorities-set-announce-11/

 

 

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S'pore confirms 3rd local case of monkeypox

 

This is the sixth case of monkeypox reported in Singapore.

Zhangxin Zheng | clock.png July 14, 2022, 10:08 PM

 

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed one more local case of monkeypox infection in Singapore on Jul. 14, 2022.

While this case was confirmed a day after the second local case was reported, MOH said that the latest case is not linked to any previous cases of monkeypox.

This is the sixth case of monkeypox reported in Singapore.

The patient is a 41-year-old male Singapore Citizen, MOH said.

The man tested positive for monkeypox on Jul. 14.

He developed genital rashes on Jul. 9, and sought medical care on Jul. 12.

He was subsequently admitted to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases on Jul. 13.

His condition is stable, and contact tracing is ongoing.

https://mothership.sg/2022/07/3rd-local-case-monkeypox/

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Third local case liao.

Why don't MOH let the public know the outcomes of their contact tracing? At least then people will know where or what to avoid going or doing to minimise the chances of catching the disease.
https://mothership.sg/2022/07/3rd-local-case-monkeypox/?fbclid=IwAR2qFBDXZ-FBvKU34IjScniZVNkEaG6Yk1OOyV7hK0mL497X-zm40i_GrEA

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Notice that this latest case doesn't develop at the perianal region but genital... so that British guy is a btm and this local guy is a top(?)

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On 7/14/2022 at 10:30 PM, stevechia said:

Third local case liao.

Why don't MOH let the public know the outcomes of their contact tracing? At least then people will know where or what to avoid going or doing to minimise the chances of catching the disease.
https://mothership.sg/2022/07/3rd-local-case-monkeypox/?fbclid=IwAR2qFBDXZ-FBvKU34IjScniZVNkEaG6Yk1OOyV7hK0mL497X-zm40i_GrEA

Is going to be a tough job for contact tracing without the trace together. They mention for the first two case but thereafter, all kept quiet already. 

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Third local monkeypox case reported in Singapore

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= 14 July 2022 22:20

 

SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed the third local case of monkeypox on Thursday (July 14), bringing the total number of cases reported here to six.

In an update on its website on Thursday night, the ministry said the patient is a 41-year-old male Singaporean.

 

The patient is not linked to any of the monkeypox cases announced by MOH earlier.

 

He developed genital rashes on July 9 and sought medical care on Tuesday.

He was subsequently admitted to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) on Wednesday and tested positive for monkeypox on Thursday.

The patient remains warded in NCID and his condition is stable, the ministry said. Contact tracing is ongoing.

 

The United Nations agency said on Thursday that it will convene a second emergency meeting of its expert monkeypox committee on July 21 to decide whether the outbreak constitutes a global health emergency.

 

 

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All are men and all get genital rash, the point of entry of the virus, and tau chiak, 偷腥 , have  鸡鸡   to  鸡鸡。 sex on the sly. 

 

But kena seek medical help , when asked about sexual history , all  deny and claim to be 40 year old virgins, pure as a baby. Untouched and undefiled.

 

Pooi.

 

I hope it really spreads at all the saunas, TMC, KB, and the other two. 

 

So that M.O.H. can bring fumigators and fumigate t those places.

 

The interiors have never seen the light and disinfecting powers of natural  sunlight. 

 

Let there be light in the darkest depth of the dimmest , dried cum smelled rooms , of TMC, KB, SHO, and that other one. 

 

No fresh air gets to go in and no.strong sunlight gets in too. 

 

 

Its a trap for viruses and bacteria , all these men's sauna.

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it seems to be spreading, slowly and steadily.

 

due to sensitive nature, the reports look censored. 

 

all were men, all had symptoms at either cock, and/or ass regions. but no further info on HOW and WHO they had prolong contact with in these parts of their body.

 

logically, they must had sex with someone (man or woman, not mentioned).

 

the 6 victims here were not related, and never met, so there MUST be another 6 (or more) people out in the community carrying the pox virus (assuming each of the 6 victims had sex with at least one person).

 

complications arises,

 

1. because 3 were local, and 3 were here from oversea. report didn't mentioned whether the 3 local victims had travelled recently.

 

2. given the long incubation period of the virus (21 days), its likely a healthy virile person would have a few sexual encounters in that period, spreading the virus without knowing.

 

the next 21 days is crucial.    

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