Health officials are monitoring 21 tourists in Thailand to determine if they are infected with the deadly Ebola virus.
Dr Sophon Mekthon, director-general of the Department of Disease Control, said Wednesday that since June 8, Thai health authorities have monitored more than 300 tourists who arrived from countries affected by Ebola, which has an incubation period of up to 21 days.
Twenty-one of those tourists remained within the incubation period, he said
Health authorities are watching out for airline passengers with suspicious symptoms at five international airports: Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Hat Yai. Employees at Thai hospitals also have been ordered to stay alert for people with suspicious symptoms.
The Bureau of Epidemiology is closely monitoring the Ebola situation overseas and the Department of Medical Sciences is ready for laboratory tests for the disease.