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Dead Briton in Phuket does not have Ebola virus

The Briton who arrived in Phuket from Nigeria on October and died in his condominium room from unknown causes on October 23 has been cleared of Ebola infection.

dead briton not ebolaDr Apichai Mongkol, director-general of Medical Science Department, said today that laboratorial tests of the tissues taken from the victim’s body did not find any trace of Ebola virus.

Meanwhile, public health officials in Trat province placed a 47-year Australian tourist under watch for 21 days after it was discovered that he left Congo on October 15 and arrived in Bangkok two days afterward.

The officials, however, said that the Australian was fine and did not fall sick but it was necessary to keep him under watch for 21 days as of the day he left Congo as part of the precautionary protocol.

Dr Nopparat Vasuthada, the public health chief in Trat, has notified Trat provincial hospital and the other health offices to make preparations to look after tourists who arrived from Ebola-affected countries.

He,however, assured that there is no need to panic here because there has not been an Ebola infection case

Thai PBS

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