UPDATE: Thai girlfriend of German tourist with monkeypox confirmed negative

Phuket –

The Thai girlfriend of a German tourist who is the third case of monkeypox in Thailand confirmed in Phuket tested negative.

Our previous story:

Thailand on Wednesday, August 3rd, reported the third confirmed case of Monkeypox which is a German tourist who was expected to have carried the disease from abroad.

According to the Thai health authorities, seven people have been identified as being at high risk for monkeypox in Phuket and are being tested and monitored after the third confirmed monkeypox case, who is a German tourist in Phuket.

Dr. Kusak Kukiattikoon, Chief of the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) told the Phuket Express, “His girlfriend, who is one of the high-risk close contact people, has been confirmed negative from monkey pox.”

“However, the woman and six others in her family are being monitored and quarantined for a total of 21 days as a precaution.”

“The German tourist who has monkeypox as a confirmed case is now being treated at a hospital with mild symptoms.” 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.