Thailand to Screen For Marburg Virus at Points of Entry for Certain Travelers

Gates A1 to A6, Concourse A, Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok

Gates A1 to A6, Concourse A at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok Photo: David McKelvey / flickr.

BANGKOK (NNT) – The Department of Disease Control (DDC) has instructed international disease control checkpoints to screen all arrivals from countries with confirmed cases of Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) as a precautionary measure.

The announcement follows the World Health Organization (WHO) reporting the first-ever MVD outbreak on February 13 in Equatorial Guinea.

DDC Director-General Dr Tares Krassanairawiwong said 200 people who are considered to be at high-risk in Equatorial Guinea have been quarantined. In addition, two confirmed cases and 42 likely cases have been reported in Cameroon, which shares a border with Equatorial Guinea.

Full story: National News Bureau of Thailand

Reporter: Paul Rujopakarn
National News Bureau of Thailand

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