PHNOM PENH, A Nigerian man, who contracted monkeypox, and fled Thailand recently, was found here in the capital of Cambodia last night, a deputy governor said.
The 27-year-old man, identified as Osmond Chihazirim Nzerem, was found at Phsar Deum Thkov, in the Chamkarmon district, after a report from the Thai authority, said Koeut Chhe, deputy governor of the Phnom Penh Municipality.
“The Nigerian man was detained and sent to the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital,” he said, via telephone. “We have also deployed our police force at the hospital to monitor the man, as he does not cooperate with health staff.”
The Nigerian man was confirmed to be infected with monkeypox by the Thai health authority, on Thursday.
The patient, who entered Thailand’s southern tourist island of Phuket in Oct, 2021, with no departure record, had been sick for more than a week, developing symptoms including fever, sore throat, coughing and rashes, and sought treatment at a local hospital, as an outpatient last week.
According to the Phuket health authority, after the test result turned out to be positive, the patient refused to receive treatment, turned off his phone, did not contact the hospital and fled to Cambodia.
Source: Nam News Network