The Thai government is investigating the death of a four-year old boy who was admitted to hospital with a febrile illness following a trip to China last week.
The boy, who had been attending the country’s only state-run children’s hospital, was admitted with fever and had a high temperature, the Bangkok Post reported.
The Thai Civil Aviation Authority (TCA) has ordered the medical examiner to investigate the cause of the boy’s death.
“The case was investigated by the Thai Civil Affairs Office and the Civil Aviation Bureau,” a statement on the TCA’s official Twitter account said on Wednesday.
“There is no indication of foul play.”
The boy’s parents have not yet been charged, and the boy is being kept in the family’s care in a special hospital.
Authorities have not confirmed whether the boy was exposed to the virus during his stay in China, but a study published in the American Journal of Infectious Diseases found that the virus can be transmitted by contact with infected people.
The health ministry has said it is investigating whether the travel restrictions in Thailand could have caused the boy to get sick.