The Department of Medical Sciences in Thailand claims that some of the nation’s 40-year-old smallpox vaccine stock, which is still safe to use and 85% effective in preventing monkeypox, can be used to immunize the populace in the event that the country encountered a monkeypox outbreak and did not have enough imported vaccines. Dr. Opart Karnkawinpong, director-general of the DDC, encouraged people to avoid intimate physical contact with strangers to reduce their risk of contracting an infection. The 22-year-old Thai national was admitted to a hospital in Samut Prakan on Wednesday and had his or her monkeypox checked yesterday (Thursday). The first person to test positive for monkeypox in Thailand this year was a 27-year-old Nigerian man from Phuket, and the second was a 47-year-old Thai man from Bangkok. Transmission of monkeypox is uncommon, despite the fact that close physical contact is a potential risk factor. According to a statement issued this week by the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand will receive 1,000 doses of the smallpox vaccine from the United States this month. This vaccination also provides protection against monkeypox.

Authorities are still hunting for anyone who frequently communicates with the woman. On July 29, the woman reported having a fever, but the next day, she went out with Thai and foreign friends. This information was released in response to the discovery on Wednesday in Phuket of the third case of monkeypox in Thailand—caused by a German person. Without the aid of any antiviral drugs, they were advancing. She is currently being treated at the Bangkok-based Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute. Dr. Orpas claims that vaccination against the virus is only necessary for particular target populations, such as high-risk individuals and frontline healthcare workers. A woman in central Thailand has been found to have monkeypox, making her the first female instance of the disease in the entire country and the fourth case in the monarchy. Researchers at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok learned that the young woman contained the virus after the test results were sent there.

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