UPDATE: 40-year-old man in Phuket suspected for monkey pox tested negative

UPDATE: Phuket –

A 40-year-old Thai man who was flagged as a person of concern for monkey pox test results confirms him as negative.

Our previous story:

Doctors initially believe, however, he might have been infected with chicken pox instead of monkey pox.

Today (July 28th) the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) Chief Dr. Kusak Kukiattikoon told the Phuket Express, “We received the test result of the Monkey pox virus real-time PCR of the patient which shows negative. The patient is NOT infected with monkey pox.”

“Please do not panic and do not believe any rumors. Please follow correct information from official’s sources.” Dr. Kusak concluded.


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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.