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Thailand confirms first monkeypox infection

Phuket case found in 27-year-old Nigerian who had been sick for a week

Thailand's first monkeypox case was found in the southern island of Phuket.   © Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) -- Thailand's health ministry on Thursday confirmed the country's first monkeypox infection in a 27-year-old Nigerian national in the southern island of Phuket.

The man, who had a history of travelling from Nigeria, said he had been ill for about a week, according to senior health official Opas Karnkawinpong.

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