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Burmese, Thais Team up to Tackle Deadly Diseases

5 July 2013

Medical teams from Burma and Thailand have joined forces to implement measures against deadly communicable diseases in areas along their common border, according to a report by the Thai News Agency. At a press conference on Wednesday, Dr. Suriya Kuharat, chief of the public health office in southern Thailand’s Ranong Province, which borders Kawthaung in Burma, said the area has been hit by an outbreak of dengue fever that has so far killed five Burmese patients. The top provincial health official confirmed that the bilateral cooperation also covers other deadly diseases, including malaria, diarrhea and AIDS.