Nigerian man, recovered from monkeypox, to be deported from Cambodia

The Nigerian man, who became Thailand’s first confirmed monkeypox case, has been banned from re-entering Cambodia for three years and is to be deported after being discharged from a hospital…

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Frenchman initially tests negative for monkeypox, second test result pending

A French citizen, suspected of being infected with monkeypox, has tested negative for the virus, but he is being kept in isolation at a hospital, in Thailand’s eastern province of…

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Thailand’s fourth monkeypox case – first woman – confirmed

Thailand’s Department of Disease Control (DDC) announced the discovery of the country’s fourth confirmed monkeypox case today (Friday), in a 22-year-old Thai woman, the first infection in a female found…

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Thailand reports third monkeypox case in German tourist in Phuket

A German tourist is being treated at a private hospital in Phuket, with the first lab test producing a positive result for monkeypox, according to Phuket’s Provincial Health Chief Dr….

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India confirms Asia’s first monkeypox death

KOCHI, India, Aug 1 (Reuters) – India confirmed its first monkeypox death on Monday, a young man in the southern state of Kerala, in what is only the fourth known…

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Thirty suspected monkeypox cases in Thailand cleared of disease

All 30 suspected monkeypox cases have been cleared of the disease by lab tests, but the Disease Control Department will continue to trace any more suspected cases, the department’s director-general,…

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Top Thai virologist says monkeypox is difficult to control

Monkeypox is difficult to control because most of the cases only develop mild symptoms, with a few blisters for 2-4 weeks, or remain asymptomatic according to Dr. Yong Poovorawan, head…

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‘Sentinel surveillance’ and Thailand’s defence against monkeypox 

Thailand has raised its surveillance of monkeypox to “sentinel” level in response to its first local case and the World Health Organization (WHO)’s declaration of a global public health emergency. …

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Suitable private labs to be allowed to test for monkeypox, no new case yet

Private laboratories in Thailand will be allowed to test specimens of suspected monkeypox infection, in addition to facilities at major hospitals and the Department of Medical Sciences, Deputy Public Health…

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Thai man at hospital in Phuket with suspected monkeypox, diagnosis pending

A Thai man, who may be infected with monkeypox, was sent from Thalang Hospital in Phuket to Vachira Phuket Hospital this afternoon (Tuesday) for tests and diagnosis. The ambulance arrived…

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Nigerian may have been infected with monkeypox in Thailand – senior doctor

The Nigerian man, who was confirmed to be Thailand’s first and so far only monkeypox case, may have contracted the virus in the country, said Dr. Wasun Chantratita, chief of…

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Monkeypox remains ‘infectious disease under watch’ in Thailand

An academic committee of Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has recommended that the status of monkeypox be kept, for the time being, as “an infectious disease under watch”, on the grounds…

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Thai Medical Sciences Dept to test efficacy of smallpox vaccine on monkeypox virus

The Thai Department of Medical Sciences plans to test the immune response of people inoculated against smallpox to the monkeypox virus in specimens taken from the infected Nigerian, Thailand’s first…

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All 19 ‘high risk’ people in Phuket cleared of monkeypox infection

All 19 “high risk” people, who in close contact with the Nigerian man, who is Thailand’s first and so far only confirmed monkeypox case, tested negative for the virus, said…

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Nineteen people in Phuket who had contact with monkeypox infected Nigerian tested

Provincial health officials in Phuket have located 19 “high risk” people who were found to have had close contact with the monkeypox-infected Nigerian man, who was the first confirmed case…

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Monkeypox-infected Nigerian who fled Phuket found in Phnom Penh

The Nigerian man infected with monkeypox, who fled to Cambodia to avoid medical treatment in Thailand, has been arrested in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh. The arrest at the…

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This 2003 electron microscope image shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP, File)

WHO triggers highest alert on monkeypox

AFP – The World Health Organization on Saturday declared the monkeypox outbreak, which has affected nearly 17,000 people in 74 countries, to be a global health emergency — the highest…

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Thai police searching for monkeypox-infected Nigerian man

Thai police and health officials in Phuket are trying to trace the whereabouts of a Nigerian man, confirmed to be Thailand’s first monkeypox case, after he did not show up…

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WHO again considers declaring monkeypox a global emergency

As the World Health Organization’s emergency committee convened Thursday to consider for the second time within weeks whether to declare monkeypox a global crisis, some scientists said the striking differences…

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Thailand’s first confirmed monkeypox case found in Phuket

Thailand has found its first confirmed case of monkeypox in a Nigerian man in Phuket, according to Disease Control Department Director-General Dr. Opart Karnkawinpong. He said that the 27-year-old Nigerian…

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FILE – This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. The Biden administration has started shipping testing kits for monkeypox to commercial laboratories, in a bid to speed diagnostic tests for suspected infections for the virus that has already infected at least 142 people in the U.S.(Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP, file)

WHO panel: Monkeypox not a global emergency ‘at this stage’

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization said the escalating monkeypox outbreak in more than 50 countries should be closely monitored but does not warrant being declared a global health…

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Ten suspected monkeypox cases found to be herpes simplex, skin infection

Ten suspected monkeypox cases do not have the infectious disease, but were all found to be infected with either herpes simplex or unspecified skin infections, said Head of the Department…

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Thailand reports first case of monkeypox in transit passenger to Australia

Thailand has reported its first case of Monkeypox, in an air passenger travelling from Europe who stopped over at an international airport in Bangkok for about two hours prior to…

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Thailand asks for smallpox vaccine from WHO

Thailand has asked the World Health Organisation (WHO) for support in providing smallpox vaccine, as a precautionary measure against Monkeypox, now that the country has eased travel restrictions for overseas…

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This 2003 electron microscope image shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP, File)

What risk to Thailand as monkeypox spreads across the world?

Less than a month after it lifted COVID-19 travel restrictions, Thailand is facing the threat of another virus causing outbreaks around the world. The kingdom is now raising its guard…

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Anti-Monkeypox measures introduced at Thai airports

Overseas arrivals, from countries where Monkeypox infections have been detected, are now screened for symptoms, such as blisters, by health officials as they walk through the scanners at Thailand’s international…

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Emergency operations centre set up to monitor Monkeypox situation in Thailand

Thailand’s Disease Control Department has set up an emergency operations centre to keep a close watch on the Monkeypox situation, which has now spread to 15 countries. The department’s director-general,…

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WHO expects more cases of monkeypox to emerge globally

LONDON, May 21 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization said it expects to identify more cases of monkeypox as it expands surveillance in countries where the disease is not typically…

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