Phuket Public Health strictly following measurements to prevent monkeypox


  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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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.