One case of Monkeypox has been reported in Singapore in recent weeks. The infection was acquired prior to arriving in Singapore and this patient is now recovering well in hospital. The Ministry of Health (MOH) in Singapore have quarantined 23 people that had contact with the infected individual and so far none them have gone on to develop monkeypox themselves. More information about this case can be found here:
Monkeypox is a viral infection that typically causes a fever and flu like symptoms, and a rash later on. The incubation period is 5-12 days and the disease is usually self-limiting. It is usually transmitted from animal to human, and human to human transmission is much less common.
The smallpox vaccine can be 80% effective if given up to 4 days before exposure. The smallpox vaccine is not routinely available in Singapore.