As Monkeypox continues to spread, a British Airways cabin crew member has tested positive for the disease.
On the 20th of June, the 42 year old cabin crew member tested positive during a layover in Singapore.
Currently, the cabin crew member has been placed in an isolation ward at Singapore’s National Centre for Infectious Diseases.
With thirteen of the close contacts, including other member’s of cabin crew, placed under a 21-day quarantine.
This positive case is the first case of Monkeypox to be reported in the Asian City-State.
In response to the positive case, the Ministry of Health have highlighted how there is minimal risk to passengers with transmission only through physical contact.
With belief that the Imvanex smallpox vaccine is effective against the Monkeypox Virus.
Upon discovery of a positive case, British Airways cancelled the Singapore to London flight on Tuesday (21st of June)
It is now scheduled to depart a day later with a a whole new crew.