Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

HOME // Phuket News // Thai man, suspected of being infected with monkeypox, has been cleared

Thai man, suspected of being infected with monkeypox, has been cleared

monkeypox patient
monkeypox patient in Phuket

On July 26, the President of Vachira Phuket Hospital, Weerasak Lothongkam, announced that the 40 year old Thai man brought to the hospital as a suspected monkeypox patient, was actually infected by chickenpox.

The man was sick for three days and had blisters all over his body. He was sent to Thalang Hospital before being transferred to Vachira Phuket Hospital and had a PCR test to check for monkeypox.

He told the doctors that he hadn’t been in contact with any foreign tourists and hadn’t been involved in any risky behaviour. He was found to have chickenpox, which is highly contagious. The test took a few days to clarify. He remains quarantined.

The hospital President said that the hospital is ready for any monkeypox patients.

The Chief of Phuket Provincial Public Health Office, Dr. Kusak Kukiattikoon, said that wherever a patient presents with blister at any medical centre, they would be checked for monkeypox.

He addressed the rumour that the woman who had sex with the Negerian man was the person admitted at the hospital. He said it was not true, and the 33 people who had been in contact with the man all tested negative and did not show any symptoms.

SOURCE: Phuket Andaman News

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Advertisement Phuket Go Advertisement sidebar_1


5 Star Marine Phuket

You May Also Like


by Tim Newton Don’t count on Russian tourists saving Phuket’s fragile tourism recovery any time soon. In fact it’s going to become increasingly difficult...


Automatic extensions of 15 days have been added to the two most popular forms of tourist arrival in Thailand. With the visa exemption program,...

Phuket Travel

A new night time theme park called “Carnival Magic – The Magic Kingdom of Lights” is opening on Phuket on September 20. At a...

National News

An Irrawaddy dolphin calf, found stuck in a tidal pool off the Gulf of Thailand coast of Rayong in the east of Thailand, is...