Public health minister assures no outbreak of Zika infection

Public Health Minister Dr Piyasakol Sakonsattayathorn assured on Thursday that there is no outbreak of Zika virus in Thailand but he admitted there have been sporadic cases of Zika infection.

Public Health Minister assured on Thursday that there is no outbreak of Zika virus in Thailand but he admitted there have been sporadic cases of Zika infection.

13 new cases were reported last week in the provinces of Chiang Mai, Chanthaburi, Petchabun and Bung Karn and their conditions were not serious and all of them have been kept under close watch in their respective areas for a period of 28 days as required which is the incubation period of the disease, said Dr Piyasakol.

He asked members of the public not to be too worried with a possible outbreak of the virus, saying that both the public health and interior ministries have been cooperating closely to contain the virus.

Pointing out that the best method to prevent the infection is to get rid of mosquito larvae and the striped mosquitoes, the public health minister urged public members to take it as their duty to get rid of the breeding grounds of the striped mosquitoes at homes, offices and public places.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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