Department of Disease Control reveals 2 more monkeypox cases in Phuket

Department of Disease Control reveals 2 more monkeypox cases in Phuket

On September 30, 2022, Dr. Opas 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 chickenpox were detected, the 9th and 10th confirmed cases in Phuket. The 9th confirmed case is a female, Thai nationality, 37 years old, 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. Both clear water blisters, red raised blisters, pustules all over the body, not itchy, but painful in the blister area 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 they had not touched a patient with a rash or blister on the skin. and has not traveled abroad in the 21 days before getting sick, but has a history of close contact with foreigners Doctors diagnosed him as suspected of having chickenpox. Send laboratory samples for infection. On September 26, 2022, PCR results found Monkeypox virus. 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 conduct an investigation of the disease from 27 – 30 September 2022, searching for high-risk contacts. until the Germans were found It is the 10th confirmed case from PCR results. Investigation data revealed that it was infected through close contact.

As for the global chickenpox situation (as of September 28, 65), there were 67,556 confirmed cases of chickenpox, with 27 deaths, most of them in Europe. As for the smallpox situation in Thailand (as of September 30, 65), there were 10 confirmed cases.
People are advised to avoid close contact with unknown people. or those who have fever, rash, blisters, pustules around the body Avoid contact with body secretions. Do not share personal items Wear a mask while in close contact with others, wash your hands often, eat well cooked food and don’t come into contact with sick animals.

“However, surveillance of suspected chickenpox patients In Thailand, the operation continues to be intensive, including in hospitals, anonymous clinics, sexually transmitted diseases clinics. Dermatology Clinic and Hospital
international communicable disease control checkpoint including proactive surveillance in risky locations to find more patients and prepare the laboratory to make the diagnosis faster And both 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 close contact or close contact with those who have symptoms of chickenpox, such as rashes, blisters, blisters, blisters, pustules, scabs on the body, together with fever, sore throat, headache, muscle pain enlarged lymph nodes You can contact the nearest hospital for testing and diagnosis. For more information, please contact the hotline.
Department of Disease Control, call 1422,” said Dr. Opas.


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