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Volume 28, Supplement—December 2022

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 2

COVID-19 outbreaks in 9 displaced persons’ shelters, Thailand–Myanmar border, with cumulative number of cases as of October 31, 2021*

No. Camp Date of outbreak start Date of last detected case Cumulative no. cases Remark
1 Umpiem Mai 2020 Nov 19 2020 Nov 19 1
2 Umpiem Mai 2021 Feb 1 2021 Feb 1 1
3 Tham Hin 2021 Apr 20 2021 May 28 110
4 Mae La 2021 Jul 5 2021 Jul 15 3
5 Umpiem Mai 2021 Jul 7 2021 Jul 12 4
6 Mae Ra Ma Luang 2021 Jul 30 2021 Oct 31 90 Ongoing outbreak
7 Mae La Oon 2021 Aug 16 2021 Oct 31 198 Ongoing outbreak
8 Mae La 2021 Aug 17 2021 Oct 29 711 Ongoing outbreak
9 Umpiem Mai 2021 Aug 18 2021 Aug 20 4
10 Tham Hin 2021 Sep 7 2021 Sep 7 1
11 Ban Don Yang 2021 Sep 10 2021 Sep 10 1
12 Nupo 2021 Sep 24 2021 Sep 24 1
13 Umpiem Mai 2021 Oct 6 2021 Oct 31 211 Ongoing outbreak
14 Ban Don Yang 2021 Oct 16 2021 Oct 25 3
15 Nupo 2021 Oct 26 2021 Oct 31 3 Ongoing outbreak

*For reference, population sizes of each camp are given in Table 1.

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