M. Yong reveals that monkey pox is similar to smallpox in humans. pointing out that it is not a new disease but in Thailand have never found The epicenter is in West Africa. and Central Africa
On May 20, 65, Prof. Dr. Yong Phuworawan, head of the Center specializing in virology Clinic, Department of Pediatrics Faculty of Medicine Chulalongkorn University Post messages via facebook Yong Poovorawan Provides information on monkey pox or smallpox that people in the country are interested in after the infected people traveled from Africa abroad. by Mo Yong stated that
Calling the name “smallpox monkey” would be an honor. and in remembrance of Professor Dr. Prasert Thongcharoen, who named this disease in Thailand, smallpox, not a new disease. It was first seen in monkeys in 1958 and in humans since 1970 in central Africa. and West Africa
Smallpox is similar to human chickenpox. But the severity and epidemic is much less than the small ghost. Contact is well known. People come from animals such as monkeys, rodents. African rats and squirrels The epicenter is in West Africa. and Central Africa
encounters outside africa Most of them are travelers from Africa. and or come into contact with animals brought from Africa
contact between person to person possible but must be in close contact such as contact with clear water, pustules or secretions share clothes sleep in the same bed raising foreign animals that are carriers of this disease
In the past, no major outbreaks have been found. Found in groups in Africa and found each in Europe and America There have been reports of cases in Singapore. in England this time sexually transmitted suspicion still waiting for confirmation
The virus belongs to the same group as smallpox. Therefore, it is believed that the smallpox vaccine likely to prevent this disease must wait for proof
Vaccination is very effective in preventing smallpox. Therefore, smallpox is gone. And Thailand has stopped vaccination since 1974. Anyone born before 1974 will have scars from vaccination.
Smallpox has never been found in Thailand. nothing to panic Infectious contact requires close contact.
Surveillance is essential. especially those traveling from West Africa. and Central Africa including bringing foreign animals into Thailand