The Department of Disease Control reveals 2 more cases of monkeypox in Phuket

The Department of Disease Control reveals 2 more cases of monkeypox in Phuket

On September 30, 2022, Dr Karn Kawinpong Director General of the Department of Disease Control Received a report from the Office of Disease Prevention and Control 11 Nakhon Si Thammarat. Two cases of chicken pox were found, the 9th and 10th cases confirmed in Phuket. The 9th confirmed case is female, Thai nationality, age 37, occupation, service worker. He became ill on September 16, 2022 with fever, sore throat, aches and pains. On September 17, 2022, the patient bought himself oral medication. Later, he developed a rash on his buttocks. There are many types of blisters. Clear water blisters, red blisters, pustules all over the body, not itchy, but painful in the blister until 25 September 2022

On September 17, he said he had been in close contact with a 54-year-old German man, who later developed a rash and pustules on his chest on September 27, in the ninth confirmed case. He was treated at a hospital in Phuket. And the doctor who took the patient’s history had information that he had not touched a patient with a rash or blister on the skin. and that he has not traveled abroad in the 21 days before becoming ill, but has a history of close contact with foreigners Doctors said he is suspected of having chicken pox. Sending laboratory samples for infection On September 26, 2022, PCR results detected monkeypox virus. The Department of Disease Control sent a team to investigate the disease from the Epidemiology Division. and the Office of Disease Prevention and Control 11 Nakhon Si Thammarat with the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office And hospitals in the area are conducting an investigation into the disease between 27 and 30 September 2022, looking for high-risk contacts. until the Germans were found This is the 10th confirmed case from PCR results. The investigation data revealed that he was infected through close contact.

Regarding the global chicken pox situation (on 28 September, 65), there were 67,556 confirmed cases of chicken pox, with 27 deaths, most of them in Europe. Regarding the smallpox situation in Thailand (on 30 September, 65), 10 cases had been confirmed.
People are advised to avoid close contact with unknown people. or those with fever, rash, blisters, pustules around the body Avoid contact with body secretions. Do not share personal items Wear a mask when in close contact with others, wash your hands often, eat well-cooked food and avoid contact with sick animals.

“However, surveillance of patients with suspected chicken pox In Thailand, the operation remains intensive, including in hospitals, anonymous clinics, sexually transmitted disease clinics. Dermatology Clinic and Hospital
international communicable disease control checkpoint including proactive surveillance in dangerous locations to find more patients and prepare the laboratory to make the diagnosis faster And public and private hospitals have the potential to treat this disease. However, if anyone has ever had an activity that is at risk of infection of proximity or close contact with those who have symptoms of chicken pox, such as rashes, blisters, blisters, pustules, scabs on the body, together with fever, soreness throat, headache, muscle pain swollen lymph nodes You can contact the nearest hospital for tests and diagnosis. For more information, call the helpline.
Department of Disease Control, call 1422,” said Dr Opas.

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