Ban­gor con­ser­va­tion ex­pert falls ill with brain in­fec­tion Uni lec­turer fights for life in Bangkok hos­pi­tal

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in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

“The staff of Xishuang­banna Trop­i­cal Botanic Gar­den as well as the healthcare staff at the hos­pi­tals in Xishuang­banna and Bangkok have pro­vided ex­cel­lent care and sup­port for So­phie and her fam­ily.

“In ad­di­tion, the staff of the Bri­tish Em­bassy and the in­sur­ance com­pany have pro­vided in­valu­able as­sis­tance.

“So­phie, a highly-re­spected and well-liked con­ser­va­tion ex­pert, was work­ing on the joint pro­ject be­tween Xishuang­banna Trop­i­cal Botanic Gar­den and Ban­gor Univer­sity’s Tre­borth Botan­i­cal when she was taken ill.

“Both or­gan­i­sa­tions are sup­port­ing So­phie’s fam­ily and we wish So­phie a rapid re­cov­ery.”

Well-wish­ers have flooded the Face­book page of Drym­bago, an am­a­teur mu­sic band Dr Wil­liams is a mem­ber of.


Ja­panese en­cephali­tis is most com­mon in ru­ral ar­eas through­out South East Asia, the Pa­cific is­lands and the Far East, but is very rare in trav­ellers. The virus is found in pigs and birds, and is passed to mosquitoes that bite the an­i­mals. It can­not be spread from per­son to per­son.

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