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11th monkeypox case emerges in Thailand

  A THAI MAN who worked as a masseur in Qatar and fell ill there was confirmed to have contracted monkeypox upon returning home and is now country’s 11th case, Naewna newspaper said today (Oct. 17) Dr. Thares Krasanairawiwong, acting head of the Disease Control Department, said the 40-year-old unidentified man developed symptoms on Oct.

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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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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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3 suspected monkeypox cases ‘found to be infected with herpes’

  THE PUBLIC HEALTH Ministry confirmed today (May 29) that three persons suspected to have been infected with monkeypox were found to have caught herpes, Matichon newspaper said. Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong, the head of the Disease Control Department, reassured that no monkeypox cases had emerged in this country with the three suspected cases having been

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