UPDATE: Eight people identified as high-risk contacts for Monkeypox in Phuket

Phuket –

According to the Phuket health authorities, eight people have been identified as being at high risk for Monkeypox in Phuket and are being tested and monitored after Thailand on Friday reported the ninth and tenth confirmed cases of Monkeypox found in Phuket.

Our previous story:

The Thai woman, 39, who is a service worker, has had a fever since September 16th. She is a close contact with a German man, 54, in Phuket.

Now for our updated story:

Dr. Kusak Kukiattikoon, Chief of the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) told the Phuket Express, “There are eight individuals at high risk and three at low risk for Monkeypox from these two confirmed cases. They are being monitored and quarantined at their accommodations.”


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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.