Enhancing Respiratory Disease Surveillance to Detect COVID-19 in Shelters for Displaced Persons, Thailand–Myanmar Border, 2020–2021
, Nuttapong Wongjindanon, Aye Aye Moe, Lasantha Herath, Wiphan Kaloy, Thin Thin Soe, Preeyalak Sataranon, Htay Min Oo, Kyaw Zaw Myat, Zarni Win, Myo Htet, Min Htike, Banjong Sudhiprapha, Aye Aye Pyone, Thet Phyo Win, Hnin Zaw Win, Pongpun Sawatwong, Wanitda Watthanaworawit, Clare Ling, Sajith Gunaratne, Sai Aung Lynn, Leena Bhandari, Francois Nosten, and Beth Skaggs
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nonthaburi, Thailand (B. Knust, N. Wongjindanon, P. Sawatwong, B. Skaggs); International Rescue Committee, Mae Sot, Thailand (A.A. Moe, T.T. Soe, P. Sataranon, K.Z. Myat, Z. Win, M. Htet, M. Htike, B. Sudhiprapha, H.Z. Win); Malteser International, Mae Sariang, Thailand (L. Herath, W. Kaloy, A.A. Pyone, T.P. Win); Committee for Coordination of Services to Displaced Persons in Thailand, Mae Sariang (H.M. Oo); Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Mahidol University, Mae Sot (W. Watthanaworawit, C. Ling, F. Nosten); University of Oxford Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Oxford, UK (C. Ling, F. Nosten); International Organization for Migration, Bangkok, Thailand (S. Gunaratne, S.A. Lynn, L. Bhandari)
Figure 1. Total number of nasopharyngeal swab specimens tested for SARS-CoV-2 by reverse transcription PCR by camp and reason for testing as part of enhanced surveillance for COVID-19 in displaced persons’ shelters, Thailand–Myanmar border, May 2020–October 2021. Travel indicates persons who had traveled outside of the camp in the previous 14 days. Resettlement refers to persons tested before international travel to a third country as part of refugee resettlement. For reference, population sizes of each camp are given in Table 1.
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