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Thailand detects its 7th Monkeypox case

Monkeypox in Thailand
7th case of Monkeypox in Thailand

Thailand has announced its 7th confirmed case of Monkeypox. The first case it announced was in July.

Around the world there has now been 48,331 cases in the latest outbreak of the virus (up to August 27) and 15 deaths.

Around the world, the US is leading, by a long way, in the detection of new Monkeypox cases amongst its community…

• US – 17,431

• Spain – 6,459

• Brazil – 3,984

• France – 3,421

• Germany – 3,405

• UK – 3,207

In Thailand, a 37 year old Thai woman in Bangkok was diagnosed after testing positive late last week, according to the Department of Disease Control.

The Department of Disease Control director-general Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong confirmed that the patient had reportedly had intercourse with a foreigner but had not travelled abroad recently.

“The patient developed a low fever on August 20 and found blisters near her anus the following day. On August 22, more blisters appeared in other parts of her body.”

He confirmed that three people had come in close contact with the woman and “are being closely monitored… they will be monitored until September 11.”

In providing some general advice on avoiding Monkeypox, Dr. Opas provided these prevention measures…

“Avoid touching the bodily fluids of anyone who has a fever, rash or blisters, and avoid having sexual intercourse with untested persons. Always wear a facemask in public, wash your hands regularly with soap and water or alcohol sanitiser.”

“If you find blisters, rashes or pustules on your body along with symptoms like fever, headache, muscle ache and swollen lymph nodes, get tested immediately or call the 1422 DDC hotline.”

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