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21 Thailand tourists monitored for Ebola
17:20, 06 August 2014, 993

AKIPRESS.COM - doctor Health officials are monitoring 21 tourists in Thailand to determine if they are infected with the deadly Ebola virus, Bangkok Post says.

Sophon Mekthon, Director General of the Disease Control Department, said that Thai health authorities have monitored more than 300 tourists since June 8 who arrived from countries affected by Ebola, which has an incubation period of up to 21 days.

Twenty-one of those tourists remained within the incubation period. “Although Ebola poses only a small risk to Thailand, authorities are taking serious precautions to screen travelers for it,” he added.

Health authorities are watching out for airline passengers with suspicious symptoms at five international airports. Thai hospitals also have been ordered to stay alert for people with suspicious symptoms.

Ebola has a mortality rate of more than 90%, but is spread only through contact with blood and bodily fluids. Incubation periods range from 2 to 21 days. Patients develop high temperatures quickly, feel exhausted, have muscle pain, severe headaches and sore throats, vomiting and red swollen skin rashes.

Ebola is spreading in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. As of August 4, there had been 1,603 Ebola patients of whom 887 died. There is no vaccine or specific medication for the disease.

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