Thailand confirms 11th monkeypox case in Thai man returning from Qatar

A Thai man, who worked in a massage parlour in Qatar and returned to Thailand on Saturday, has been diagnosed as having monkeypox.   Dr. Tares Krassanairawiwong, acting director-general of Thailand’s Disease Control Department, said today (Monday)that the man began developing a fever and blisters on his hands and legs on October 8th, when he […]

Gold health card holders in flooded areas can get free medical services at state hospitals

Gold health card holders in areas affected by flooding in Thailand are entitled to medical treatment at all state hospitals, including those at which they are not registered, Deputy Government Spokesperson Rachada Dhnadirek said today (Saturday).   She said that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed all state hospitals and the National Health Security Office […]

Thai Health Ministry starts vaccinating children from six months to four years

The Ministry of Public Health launched COVID-19 vaccinations for children, aged from six months to 4-years-old today (Wednesday), using the “red-cap” Pfizer vaccine, which has been approved by the Medical Sciences Department.   According to the government’s “Thai Khu Fah” webpage, the vaccination is voluntary and only done with consent of parents.   The vaccination […]

The changing symptoms associated with COVID-19 infection

Symptoms associated with COVID-19 are changing, as the virus has evolved over the three years since the initial Wuhan outbreak, according to Dr. Yong Poovorawan, head of the Centre of Excellence in Clinical Virology at the Faculty of Medicine of Chulalongkorn University.   The symptoms which have changed are as follows:   The incubation period […]

Anti-COVID nasal spray to be available from October 1st

An anti-COVID nasal spray, an innovation jointly developed by Health Systems Research Institute (HSRI), the Faculty of Medicine at Chulalongkorn University, the Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) and Hibiocy Company, will be commercially available from October 1st.   Dr. Nopporn Cheanklin, director of the PHRI, said today (Tuesday) that the Anti-COVID nasal spray, trade-name “Vaill CoviTRAP”, […]