The eighth confirmed case of Monkeypox in Thailand was confirmed on Friday, September 16th, according to the Department of Disease Control.
Director-General Opas Karnkawinpong told the Associated Press this morning that the latest case was a 23-year-old Thai man who had returned to the country from working in Qatar.
According to the preliminary investigation, the patient previously had sexual intercourse with a foreign man who had a acne-like bump on his back before heading back to Thailand. He began to have suspicious symptoms on September 8th, including fever, headache, fatigue, and blisters and rashes on several parts of his body.
He arrived in Bangkok on September 13th and reportedly had contacts with his two Thai friends but none of them reportedly touched his skin or the blister areas. The patient then decided to seek medical treatment at the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute on the following day.
After taking his samples, the medical personnel then confirmed the Monkeypox infection.
“The patient had symptoms since living abroad. However, he had no history of traveling to a large community or participating in any crowded activities and immediately went to see a doctor after finding suspicious symptoms, ” Dr. Opas added.
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