Hot! Man Being Monitored for Ebola in Thailand Found After Country-Wide Search

“Ebola virus” by CDC Global is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Ebola virus” by CDC Global is licensed under CC BY 2.0

A man visiting Thailand from Sierra Leone was found by Thai officials after sparking a police search when he missed health checkups to monitor him for Ebola-like symptoms, reports the Bangkok Post.

Samuel Sesay flew into Thailand from Sierra Leone on Nov. 13, and upon arrival was examined at the Public Health Ministry after exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms, according to the Bangkok Post.

The ministry reportedly released Sesay on Nov. 15 under instructions to check-in with health officials to continue to be monitored for any potential symptoms of the Ebola virus.

“We’d like to clarify that under the disease control procedure, even though a person has come from a plague-hit country, we can’t just quarantine him at a hospital,” said Rungrueng Kijpati, director of the Bureau of General Communicable Diseases.
“We can only do so if he shows symptoms, especially fever, or has a record of coming into contact with the disease or a person died of the virus.”

A country-wide search for Sesay was initiated after a police report was filed by the BGCD when Sesay did not appear for daily health checkups, according to the Bangkok Post.

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The latest reports from the Bangkok Post state Sesay was found on Nov. 25 and is scheduled to leave Thailand.

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