Thailand fighting ebola

The World Health Organization (WHO) has made an announcement declaring Ebola virus a global health emergency after a recent outbreak in the Congo that has been difficult to contain, with new outbreaks found in other areas.

In the wake of this situation, the Thai Department of Disease Control and Ministry of Public Health has enforced disease prevention and control measures, while confirming there are currently no cases of Ebola virus infection in Thailand.

The disease control measures will be focused on case monitoring among international tourists and Thais who have traveled from areas with known infections. There will also be preparation of laboratory tests in cooperation with the United States and treatment measures for suspected patients, which will follow the same protocol for patients with dangerous and contagious diseases such as bird flu and SARS. Hospitals nationwide are well prepared to handle such cases.