Tourism Authority of Thailand:Thai health authorities discharged one of four travellers quarantined

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Bangkok, Jan 10, 2020 – The Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health has discharged one of the four travellers who were kept in quarantine after they reported having a fever shortly after arriving from the Chinese city of Wuhan. 

According to Dr. Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchai, Director-General of the Department of Disease Control (DDC), a three-year-old Chinese boy quarantined in Bangkok after getting off a flight from Wuhan in China with a mystery illness has been given the all-clear and discharged from hospital on 7 January, 2020. The buy had a fever as a result of A H3N2 influenza, which is not dangerous.

The DDC is still waiting for the test results for the three other travellers, who are Thai nationals. Two are students who have also been quarantined at Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute in Nonthaburi’s Mueang district while the other patient is at a private hospital.

The DDC has also advised Thai and international tourists, who are travelling from Wuhan, China within 14 days to seek immediate medical advice and treatment if they are experiencing these emergency warning signs: fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose and shortness of breath. Or contact the Department of Disease Control hotline 1422.

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