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Volume 28, Supplement—December 2022
SUPPLEMENT ISSUE
Synopsis

Enhancing Respiratory Disease Surveillance to Detect COVID-19 in Shelters for Displaced Persons, Thailand–Myanmar Border, 2020–2021

Barbara KnustComments to Author , 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)

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Table 1

Summary of COVID-19 surveillance and outbreaks detected at 9 displaced persons’ shelters, Thailand–Myanmar border, May 2020–October 2021*

Camp Population† Surveillance start date (wk) No. surveillance specimens tested‡ PUI Persons with ARI Persons with ILI Persons under travel quarantine No. outbreak response specimens tested§ No. outbreaks detected
Ban Mae Nai Soi
8,152
2020 Aug 1
(wk 31)
936
0
614
48
274
NA
0
Ban Mae Surin
1,939
2020 Aug 1
(wk 31)
199
0
172
2
25
NA
0
Mae La Oon
8,971
2020 May 9 (wk 19)
556
4
412
0
140
379
1
Mae Ra Ma Luang
9,884
2020 May 9 (wk 19)
701
3
352
0
346
195
1
Mae La
34,211
2020 Aug 1
(wk 31)
812
145
579
73
15
7,151
2
Umpiem Mai
10,715
2020 Aug 1
(wk 31)
1,101
20
682
3
396
3,236
5
Nupo
9,429
2020 Aug 1
(wk 31)
851
6
336
0
509
177
2
Ban Don Yang
2,440
2021 Mar 8 (wk 10)
276
1
154
0
121
127
2
Tham Hin
5,738
2020 Aug 29 (wk 35)
758
0
490
3
265
2,136
2
Total 91,479 NA 6,190 179 3,791 129 2,091 13,401 15

*ARI, acute respiratory illness; ILI, influenza-like illness; NA, not applicable; PUI, persons under investigation; wk, epidemiological week. †Population verified by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and The Border Consortium as of November 2020. ‡Surveillance specimens were collected from persons meeting the case definition criteria for PUI, ARI, or ILI, and from persons who had returned from travel outside the camp in the previous 14 days and were under quarantine. §Outbreak response specimens include specimens collected from close contacts of confirmed cases and active case finding in the community. Totals may not include some specimens that were tested by the Thai Ministry of Public Health during first outbreaks in Umpiem Mae and Tham Hin camps.

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