The Phuket Provincial Public Health Office is strictly following measurements to prevent monkeypox.
The Phuket Provincial Public Health Chief Doctor Kusak Kukiattikoon told the Phuket Express, “No Monkeypox has been found in Phuket or Thailand at this stage. We have strictly followed measurements of people who arrived in Phuket from other countries. Monkeypox is similar to chickenpox which is a group of smallpox. The infection is caused by close contact.”
Fruit vendors at the Mangrove and Monkey Viewpoint at Koh Sirey told the Phuket Express, “There are fewer people buying fruit for monkeys in the past week. They might be afraid of the monkeypox as most of them are with kids to see monkeys.”
TPN notes, however, that early information from other cases worldwide does not show a threat directly from monkeys in general.
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