Two teenagers are being blamed for a surge in the popularity of the ‘It Gets Better’ campaign, as they are believed to have infected a boy in Thailand with the virus.
The teen is believed to be between the ages of 13 and 16, and the incident happened on Saturday night.
Police said he was staying at a home in the southern province of Pattaya when he got sick and went to a doctor.
He was found to have the virus on Friday, and he has been taken to the centre for treatment.
The viral disease is known as EV-D68 and can cause serious illness, such as kidney failure and blindness.
The campaign aims to encourage teenagers to get tested for the virus and stop going out alone.
It has gained popularity on social media since it started in late May and has become a mainstay in Thailand’s mainstream media and on social networks, where many people share their stories.
The story is becoming more popular on Facebook, as many users share their own experiences with the viral disease.
On Friday, an advertisement on the social media site had the caption ‘I got tested, now what?’.
The poster asked, ‘I wanted my boyfriend to be my boyfriend, but he doesn’t want to be.’
The advertisement was shared more than 11,000 times, while many people shared their own stories of being infected with the disease.
Some of the posts read: “I got test and I don’t want my friend to be sick.
So I’m staying at home now.
Can’t be alone with anyone, especially a boy, I am lonely.”
“”My boyfriend is not with me.
We are scared.
We can’t go out with anyone.
We just want my girlfriend to be okay, so we can be together.
My boyfriend is really angry and doesn’t like me anymore.
“He told me that if I don ‘t go out, he’ll kill me.’
He is a really bad person.
I don’t want to hurt him anymore.
So we will go out together.
I’m not angry, I just want him to be safe.”
On Saturday, a friend shared the same message on Facebook.
He wrote: “My boyfriend told me he didn’t want me to go out because he was scared.
He said if I didn’t go on with my friends, he would kill me.
I am really scared.”
It was not immediately clear if the two teenagers had been caught.
The Thai authorities said the outbreak was traced to the house where the teen was staying.
Police said the man and a woman who live in the same neighbourhood were not at home at the time of the incident, but they are now cooperating with the authorities.
This case is now being investigated by the local police station.
Thailand’s government is taking measures to reduce the spread of the virus, but many people still go out alone, according to a report published by the World Health Organisation last month.
Thailand is one of the top countries in the world in terms of numbers of cases of the disease, and many people fear their loved ones will become infected.