Escaped Nigerian patient recovers from monkeypox, faces legal action
The Nigerian monkeypox patient who fled from Thailand to Cambodia has recovered and was discharged from hospital on Saturday, the Cambodian Health Ministry’s spokesperson Or Vandine said.
The patient was detained in Phnom Penh on July 23, one day after lab results in Thailand confirmed he had monkeypox.
Vandine said the Khmer-Soviet Hospital discharged the man when his negative test result was confirmed at the Pasteur Institute Laboratory on Friday.
“This person has been handed over to the authorities, who may continue with any legal procedures deemed necessary,” she said.
“The public is urged to be careful and to continue implementing preventive measures to protect themselves from the spread of monkeypox.”
The Phnom Penh Post
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