Doctor in the laboratory with a biological fluids tube for analysis and sampling of virus

Monkeypox, Not Dangerous Communicable Disease Yet

BANGKOK, July 26 (TNA) – An academic committee on communicable diseases has not defined monkeypox as a dangerous communicable disease yet.

Dr Chakkarat Pittayawonganon, the epidemiology director of the Department of Disease Control, said the committee had not defined monkeypox as a dangerous communicable disease because the Communicable Disease Act defined a dangerous communicable disease as the disease that caused severe symptoms and was highly transmissible.

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