MIL-OSI Asia-Pac: Mpox Numbers

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Source: Asia Pacific Region 2 – Singapore

NOTICE PAPER NO. 2547
NOTICE OF QUESTION FOR ORAL ANSWER
FOR THE SITTING OF PARLIAMENT ON 6 FEBRUARY 2024

Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Mr Melvin Yong Yik Chye
MP for Radin Mas

Question No. 5724

To ask the Minister for Health (a) how many cases of mpox was diagnosed in Singapore for each quarter of 2022 and 2023; (b) what drove the surge in mpox cases in the fourth quarter of 2023; and (c) whether there are any signs of a continued surge in local mpox transmission and imported cases in 2024.

Answer

1     Since mpox was made legally notifiable on 30 June 2022, MOH has been reporting up to 20 cases per quarter, with 18 cases in Q3 2022, 20 cases in Q4 2023, and zero to six cases in between. The increase in cases in the last quarter of 2023 corresponded with a rise in cases globally and regionally. No new mpox cases were reported in Singapore in January 2024.

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