Thailand issues malaria warning during peak tourist season

Thailand’s disease control department on December 8 issued a warning for malaria for those planning to take trips or camp out in the country’s forests during the current peak tourist season. “Malaria-carrying mosquitoes are commonly found in forests bordering Myanmar, particularly in Kanchanaburi province”, Dr Vichan Pawan, the department’s spokesman, told DPA. Besides Kanchanaburi province, other provinces popular among tourists where malaria-carrying mosquitoes can be found include Tak, Songkhla, Narathiwat, Ubon Ratchathani, Mae Hong Son, Si Sa Ket, Chiang Rai and Pattani. 

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