Prevent Diseases Being Spread From Monkeys

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Meeting To Resolve Monkey Business
Meeting To Resolve Monkey Business

Because the monkey is a primate and close to humans, if the monkey has a disease there is also the chance of spreading this disease to humans.

Over the years, there have been many new or emerging diseases and some of these diseases are spread from monkeys, e.g. monkey’s smallpox, dengue hemorrhagic fever, Ebola dengue, especially dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue Ebola fever are a very dangerous disease and there are no vaccines against these diseases.

Viruses from monkeys are easily to spread to Human. Symptoms may not appear in monkeys, but when caught up with people there can be serious consequences. A virus could be transmitted from monkeys and gibbons to humans from bites, scratches, saliva, stools, and urine, and mucus.

The Public Health and Environment Division of Hua Hin Municipality want to educate people not to approach wild monkeys and not to feed them to prevent the spread of diseases from these monkeys. For people who have a monkey they must watch for sickness, fever or not eating food. In these circumstances the monkey should be taken it to a vet for a diagnosis. Be careful not to make monkeys stressed or irritability, because this is when someone can be bitten or scratched and a wound prone to infection.

The Health and Environment Division of Hua Hin Municipality is trying to solve the monkey problems at Hin Lek Fai and Khao Takiab by capturing and sterilising monkeys. It is planned that in the year 2018 the Monkey Population Control Program will sterilise more than 500 monkeys.

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