Synopsis: This is a special episode of The Straits Times' video series The Big Story, hosted by Hairianto Diman and Olivia Quay. Monkeypox cases have reached 219 worldwide, in countries where the disease is not endemic. The UK - where monkeypox's unusual appearance was first detected in early May - currently has the largest bulk of confirmed cases, 71. It is followed by Spain with 59 cases and Portugal with 37. Professor Dale Fisher, chair of the World Health Organisation's Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network and a senior consultant in infectious diseases at National University Hospital, discusses how the monkeypox virus spreads and if Singapore is at risk of an outbreak. Produced by: ST Video team Edited by: ST Video team and Penelope Lee Discover The Straits Times Videos: https://str.sg/JPrc Discover ST podcasts: Channel: https://str.sg/JWVR Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2PwZCYU Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Lu4rPP Google podcasts: http://str.sg/googlestbt SPH Awedio app: https://www.awedio.sg/ Websites: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: email@example.com Follow Hairianto Diman on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamhairianto/?hl=en Follow Olivia Quay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oliviaquayhere/?hl=en --- Follow ST Podcasts channel: Channel: https://str.sg/JWVR Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Lu4rPP Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2PwZCYU Google podcasts: http://str.sg/googlestbt SPH Awedio app: https://www.awedio.sg/ Websites: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: firstname.lastname@example.org --- Discover ST's special edition podcasts: Singapore's War On Covid: https://str.sg/wsfD The Unsolved Mysteries of South-east Asia Embed: https://str.sg/ws76 Stop Scams: https://str.sg/wnBi Discover more ST podcast series: In Your Opinion Podcast: https://str.sg/w7Qt SG Extra Podcast: https://str.sg/w6mk Asian Insider Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa7 Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! #tbs See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.