The fifth confirmed case of a Monkeypox infection was reported in Thailand, the Department of Disease Control announced this afternoon, August 15th.
Director-General Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong revealed that the latest case is a Thai woman, 25, who was traveling from Dubai to Suvarnabhumi International Airport on August 14th. She reportedly was detected with explicit symptoms (blisters) of the Monkeypox disease when passing through the airport’s health checkpoint.
She was delivered to a local hospital under the close observation of public health officials while her samples were tested at two laboratories and confirmed to be infected with the disease.
According to the initial health investigation, no close contacts were found in the country yet as she was an imported case from abroad. Only two foreign passengers who were sitting close to her on the airplane were categorized as the closest contacts. The authorities would continue to investigate and monitor them for any suspicious symptoms.
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