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China reports 35 people infected by new deadly virus ‘spread from a shrew’

  By Irish Mirror CHINA has reported that 35 people have been infected with an entirely new zoonotic virus believed to be spread to humans through a shrew. The “Langya” virus has already infected dozens across two of China’s eastern provinces. According to Taiwan’s Centres for Disease Control (CDC), the virus is entirely new and

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Thai woman is the country’s 4th monkeypox case, 2 others exposed

THE PUBLIC Health Ministry confirmed today (August 5) that a 22-year-old Thai woman who frequently visited entertainment venues popular with foreigners in Bangkok has caught monkeypox, thus becoming the country’s fourth case of this infectious viral disease, Naewna newspaper said. Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong, head of the Disease Control Department, said there are two Thai men

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CCSA: Over 200,000 people tested positive for Covid-19 via ATK last week

  THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said this afternoon (August 4) that last week, July 24-July 30, as many as 201,554 people tested positive for this highly-infectious disease via antigen test kit (ATK) or an average of 28,793 cases a day with this total being worrisome, Naewna newspaper said. Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, CCSA’s

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Third monkeypox case emerges in Phuket

  A THIRD monkeypox case has cropped up in the country with this being a German man who came to Phuket on July 18 and soon afterwards started having symptoms and later tested positive, Matichon newspaper said today (Aug. 3). Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong, head of the Public Health Ministry’s Disease Control Department, said it has

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WHO recommends gay and bisexual men limit sexual partners to reduce the spread of monkeypox

  By Spencer Kimball, CNBC THE World Health Organisation yesterday (July 27) recommended that gay and bisexual men limit their number of sexual partners to protect themselves from monkeypox and help slow transmission of the rapidly spreading virus. The WHO’s monkeypox expert, Rosamund Lewis, said men who have sex with men are the group at

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Chula varsity opens lab to test Monkeypox, result out in 24 hours

  A RAPID test for Monkeypox with the result available within 24 hours was launched today (July 27) by Chulalongkorn University’s Emerging Infectious Diseases Health Science Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Matichon newspaper said. Dr. Thiravat Hemachudha, a professor of neurology and head of this centre, said tests will be conducted by real time PCR, Conventional

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Rural doctors: Big shortage of Covid drugs

  MEMBERS of the Rural Doctor Society revealed in the group’s Facebook page chat today (July 18) that there is now a big shortage of two key Covid medicines, Favipiravir and Molnupiravir, despite the Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) saying there is no scarcity, Sanook.com said. The rural doctors said supply is so limited that one

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Chadchart: Film, music festivals not triggering new Covid clusters

  BANGKOK Governor Chadchart Sittipunt today (July 18) said that no new Covid clusters had been created through the holding of movie and music festivals in the capital after the Public Health Ministry asked Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to reduce large-scale events, Sanook.com The ministry’s Permanent Secretary Kiattipoom Wongrachit urged BMA to reduce such large-scale

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