EFESeoul/Singapore

Singapore has confirmed its first monkeypox infection and South Korea is examining two suspected cases of the virus as the disease spreads across the world.

The patient in Singapore is a 42-year-old flight attendant from the United Kingdom, marking the first instance of monkeypox in Southeast Asia during the ongoing worldwide outbreak of the illness.

The Singapore health ministry said in a statement on Monday night that the man tested positive for the virus on Monday and had often traveled in and out of the city-state in the previous week.

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