By NewsDesk @bactiman63
Rumors and false stories of monkeypox in Malaysia prompted the Director General of Health Malaysia, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Bin Abdullah to release a statement about the fake news.
The Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) wishes to refer to the news that is involved in social media about the alleged monkeypox events in Johor and Kuala Lumpur. For information to date, no monkeypox cases are detected or reported in Malaysia.
According to reports from the World Health Organization (WHO), the latest reported monkeypox case was in Singapore on May 9, 2019, where it involved only a Nigerian national who came to Singapore on April 28, 2019 to attend a workshop. It was the first case reported in Asia.
Prevention and control measures have been and are being undertaken by the Singapore Ministry of Health to reduce the risk of transmission of the disease, including quarantine on 23 people who have close contact history with cases for monitoring their health status. No Malaysian was reported by the Singapore Ministry of Health to contact the monkeypox case.
MOH once again wishes to emphasize that no monkeypox cases are detected or reported in Malaysia. People are reminded not to spread false information or news that can cause public unrest.