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Volume 51, Number 8
August 2022

Monkeypox is a global health emergency that is spreading across the world. Unlike previous outbreaks of monkeypox, which were zoonotically transmitted, cases of the current outbreak feature significant travel and sexual history.

A recent review of cases in Singapore highlights clinical clues to aid physicians narrow the broad differential diagnosis. Localised anogenital vesiculo-pustules are a common presentation in the current outbreak, and may occur unpredictably relative to other viral prodrome-like symptoms. Clinical vigilance and high index of suspicion can facilitate early detection to contain local transmission.

The global emergence of monkeypox

Monkeypox is so named because the poxvirus was first identified in 2 outbreaks among cynomolgus monkeys housed at the Statens Serum Institut, Denmark, in...

Impact of sex and diabetes in patients with heart failure with mildly reduced ejection fraction

With increasing global awareness of sex differences in the heart failure population and the new entity of heart failure with mildly reduced ejection fraction...

Frequent attenders to multiple emergency departments in Singapore

The problem of overcrowding, of which access block is one of the main causes, continues to plague emergency departments (EDs) worldwide.1 Some of its...

Global monkeypox outbreak 2022: First case series in Singapore

Monkeypox has been declared a public health emergency of international concern. Up until 2022, most cases of monkeypox have been reported in parts of...

Interaction of sex and diabetes in Asian patients with heart failure with mildly reduced left ventricular ejection fraction

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common comorbidity worldwide with global prevalence among adults above 18 years of age increasing from 4.7% in 1980 to...

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