Jul 23, 2022 | Celebrity

Man Confirmed to Be Thailand’s First Monkeypox Case Goes Missing

Man Confirmed to Be Thailand's First Monkeypox Case Goes Missing

A 27-year-old Nigerian went missing from Phuket, Thailand, in recent days after health officials informed him that he tested positive for monkeypox, Channel News Asia (CNA) reported Friday, noting that the African’s infection marked Thailand’s first-ever monkeypox case.

“The first case of monkeypox has been confirmed in Thailand, but the patient, a 27-year-old Nigerian man, went missing after being informed of his positive test result on Monday (Jul 18),” Singapore’s CNA news outlet reported on July 22.

The man was visiting Thailand’s popular resort island of Phuket on July 16 when he checked into a local hospital presenting monkeypox-like symptoms. Health officials for the hospital told CNA that they “took a blood sample from the patient and performed swabs for laboratory tests” on July 16. The result returned positive for the monkeypox virus on July…

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