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KKM Says Haven’t Received Any Reports Of A Child With Monkeypox

KKM Says Haven’t Received Any Reports Of A Child With Monkeypox

KKM urged the family to bring the child to a government health facility for treatment if the image is true.

Adeline Leong

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The Health Ministry (KKM) has issued a statement regarding a post allegedly showing a child in Malaysia infected with monkeypox.

KKM said in a statement that the ministry had not received any reports or notifications about a monkeypox case in the country as of 24 May 2022 at 5pm.

If the picture is true, KKM urged the family to immediately bring the child to the government health facility for further treatment.

KKM also advised the public not to spread unverified news.

According to Code Blue, the latest monkeypox case in Asia was reported in Singapore on 9 May. Singapore’s Health Ministry didn’t report about any Malaysian being in contact with that case.

Singapore’s Health Ministry has taken tight prevention and control measures to reduce the risk of the spread of the virus. They’ve quarantined 23 people who had close contact history with the case to monitor their health status.

MOH wants to stress again that no case of monkeypox has been detected or reported in Malaysia.

Health DG Dr Noor Hisham.

READ MORE: Monkeypox: Malaysians Fear Another Pandemic, Health DG Says No Need To Panic

Monkeypox is endemic in Central and West Africa but cases have been reported in Europe and North America recently.

Health experts said monkeypox cases are usually mild and those affected will recover in a few weeks.

The disease is transmitted through direct contact with fluids from the rashes or lesions on an infected person’s body or contaminated objects such as bedding or clothing.

READ MORE: What You Need To Know About Monkeypox And Is There A Vaccine?


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