Public health ministry: Sick man in Chanthaburi not Ebola patient


BANGKOK, 1 August 2014 – The Ministry of Public Health has confirmed the 39-year-old Thai man who just traveled back from Mozambique is not sick of Ebola but a dengue fever, following the online messages saying there is an Ebola patient in Thailand.

Director-General of the Disease Control Department MD Sophon Mekthon said the man, who was now in Chanthaburi province, was not infected with Ebola virus since Mozambique was not one of the affected areas. The patient fell ill from dengue fever and was being treated at a hospital, the official confirmed.

The director-general called on people, especially medical personnel, to be careful when forwarding online messages which could cause panic.