Thailand’s first monkeypox patient found after fleeing to Cambodia

A Nigerian man who went on the run after becoming Thailand’s first monkeypox case was found in Phnom Penh Saturday and taken to hospital, the Cambodian Health Ministry said.

It comes the same day the World Health Organization officials in Geneva declared the monkeypox outbreak as a global health emergency on Saturday.

The 27-year-old tourist — who had overstayed his visa in Thailand — was diagnosed with monkeypox in the resort city of Phuket on Monday, a Thai health official said.

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