Sixth confirmed Monkeypox case in Thailand reported in Maha Sarakham

Maha Sarakham-

Thailand yesterday (August 26th), reported the sixth confirmed case of Monkeypox which is a Thai woman in Maha Sarakham, in the northeast of Thailand.

The director-general of the Department of Disease Control, Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong, revealed that the latest patient was a 21-year-old Thai woman who is a massage worker who recently came back from Qatar.

Her timeline is as follows:

– August 10th a red rash started from her genitals while she was in Qatar.

– August 21st she returned back to Thailand and arrived at her home in Maha Sarakham.

– August 22nd went to a local hospital with fever and swollen lymph nodes.

– August 24th she was confirmed with Monkeypox.

Dr. Opas added, “It is obvious that the patient was an imported case from abroad. There are four high risk contacts and 24 low risk people from this case. The patient and risk cases are now under close observation of medical personnel and Public Health officials. The Director-General urged the public to remain calm as the disease is not easily contracted.”

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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Goong 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 three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and Chonburi, 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.