The Department of Disease Control found 2 more cases of monkeypox in Phuket, a woman from Thailand and a man from Germany. These are the ninth and 10th confirmed cases.
(30 September 22) Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong Director General of the Department of Disease Control Received a report from the Office of Disease Prevention and Control 11 Nakhon Si Thammarat. Two cases of smallpox (monkey pox) were found, the 9th and 10th cases confirmed in Phuket. History has shown that there is a close relationship.
The 9th confirmed case is a female service worker, Thai nationality, aged 37. He became ill on September 16, 2022 with fever, sore throat, and body aches. On September 17, 2022, the patient bought medicine to take by himself. Later he started getting a rash on the buttocks. There are many types of blisters. There are clear water blisters, red blisters, pustules all over the body, not itching, but the blister area hurts until September 25, 2022, while having symptoms on September 17, the history said. He came into close contact with a 54-year-old man from Germany who later developed a rash and pustules on his chest on September 27.
For the 9th confirmed patient, he was admitted to a hospital in Phuket, and the doctor took the patient’s history and found that he had not touched a patient with a rash or skin blister. and that he has not traveled abroad in the 21 days before becoming ill, but has a history of close contact with foreigners Doctors said he is suspected of having smallpox. Sending laboratory samples for infection On September 26, 2022, PCR results showed monkeypox virus.
The Department of Disease Control sent a team from the Epidemiology Division to investigate the disease. and the Office of Disease Prevention and Control 11 Nakhon Si Thammarat with the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office And hospitals in the area conducted an investigation into the disease between 27 and 30 September 2022, looking for high-risk contacts. until the Germans were found This is the 10th confirmed case from PCR results. The investigation data revealed that he was infected through close contact.
Regarding the chicken pox situation worldwide (on 28 September 65), 67,556 cases of chicken pox were confirmed, 27 deaths, most of them in Europe. Regarding the monkeypox situation in Thailand (on 30 September, 65), 10 cases had been confirmed.
People are advised to avoid close contact with unknown people. or those with fever, rash, blisters, pustules around the body Avoid contact with body secretions. Do not share personal items Wear a mask while in close contact with others, wash your hands often, eat clean cooked food and avoid contact with sick animals. Surveillance of suspected cases of monkeypox in Thailand remains intensive, in hospitals, anonymous clinics, and sexually transmitted disease clinics. Dermatology Clinic and Hospital international communicable disease control checkpoint including proactive surveillance in high risk settings
If anyone has ever had an activity that is at risk of getting a proximity infection or close contact with those who have symptoms of chicken pox, such as rashes, blisters, blisters, pustules, scabs on the body, together with fever, sore throat, headache, muscle pain swollen lymph nodes You can contact the nearest hospital for tests and diagnosis. For more information, call the helpline.
Department of Disease Control, call 1422