The 12 crew members and passengers who had close contact with a monkeypox-infected tourist during a 2-hour layover at Bangkok’s Survarnabhumi airport before continuing on to Australia have been quarantined in Thailand.

For the previous seven days, the 12 persons have been under strict quarantine and have shown no indications or symptoms of monkeypox.

According to Thailand’s Department of Disease Control, or DDC, the “suspected cases” would be exposed to tests, background risk checks, treatment, disease investigation, and quarantine until the disease was shown to be clear.

They will be quarantined for an unknown amount of time, according to the DDC.


12 travellers to Thailand are being examined after having in contact with a traveller who was later spotted with monkeypox. However, none of them have shown any signs of illness.

The 12 people, a mix of passengers and flight attendants, were with the sick person for 2 hours in transit after the traveller’s flight from Europe halted at BKK (Suvarnabhumi Airport).

The group has remained asymptomatic for the past seven days, according to Chakkarat Pitayawonganon, director of epidemiology at the Department of Disease Control, but will be “watched” until the conclusion of the established incubation period, which is 21 days.

Others who came into contact with the infected were not considered high risk because they were asymptomatic during the transit time. The man displayed signs of monkeypox infection when he arrived in Australia.

There have been no confirmed cases of monkeypox in Thailand.

The current monkeypox strain has a very low death rate (around 1 percent ). Symptoms to watch for include an aching throat, headache, fever, rashes, body pains, and blisters.

Thai health officials are on the lookout for people with similar symptoms, as well as anyone who has been to countries where cases have been reported.

So yet, there have been no confirmed cases of monkeypox in Thailand. As of yesterday, 494 monkeypox patients had been reported from 32 countries, with 406 confirmed cases and 88 probable cases. There have been 139 confirmed cases in Spain, with 101 in England, 74 in Portugal, 63 in Canada, 22 in Germany, and 13 in the US.

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