According to Thailand’s DDC, there had been no confirmed cases of monkeypox in Thailand as of Friday. On the same day, six suspected illnesses had negative, lab test results across the country. Despite the dearth of documented cases, the DDC stated that health officers are carefully monitoring arrivals from nations where monkeypox has been recognized.

According to the most recent numbers from Our World In Data, there are now 919 cases of monkeypox worldwide. The Public Health Ministry has began conversations with Bangkok hospitals and clinics about treating monkeypox victims, according to the DDC. The department is particularly interested in cases from the United Kingdom, Africa, Portugal, Canada, Spain, and Germany.

According to the DDC, the World Health Organization has said that the virus’s spread cannot be fully controlled, and that in outbreak areas, procedures similar to those used to combat Covid-19 for monkeypox must be implemented. The present monkeypox strain, on the other hand, has an extremely low death rate (around 1 percent ).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States reported 21 instances across the country on Friday. No one has died from monkeypox in the United States, and all patients are on the mend or have recovered. Monkeypox is primarily transmitted by close skin-to-skin contact with a person who has lesions. Monkeypox can be spread from person to person until the lesions heal and new skin grows in their place.

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