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Burma, Thailand Tackle Malaria, Dengue

6 August 2012

Health authorities in Burma and Thailand are cooperating to contain the spread of malaria and dengue fever along the two countries’ border after noticing severe outbreaks of the two diseases, the Thai News Agency has reported. Last year, Thai health officials reported that a total of 1,344 people were infected by the mosquito-borne diseases in border areas, around 70 percent of them in the Kra Buri border district in Thailand’s Ranong Province. Nearly two-thirds of those affected were non-Thai nationals, according to official figures.