Monkeypox listed as contagious disease that must be monitored in Thailand, Royal Gazette announces today

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The Royal Gazette today, July 11th, has announced the Public Health Ministry’s announcement of declaring monkeypox as a contagious disease that must be monitored in Thailand.

As of Monday, the Royal Gazette published the announcement of the Ministry of Public Health titled Names and Significant Symptoms of Communicable Diseases to Be Monitored (No. 2) B.E. 2565.

The announcement stated that it is expedient to declare Monkeypox as a communicable disease that must be monitored under the Communicable Disease Act B.E. 2558 (2015) for the purpose of surveillance, prevention, and control of the communicable disease in Thailand.

This Notification, issued on July 8th, will come into force from the day following the date of its publication in the Government Gazette or from July 9th onwards.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.