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Thai doctor worried about reemerging diseases after AEC effective

BANGKOK, 10 January 2013 (NNT) – Diseases that have long disappeared from Thailand might revive after an outbreak of diphtheria took place in 2012 in the neighboring countries.

Chairman of the Influenza Foundation (Thailand) MD Prasert Thongcharoen said he was concerned over emerging and reemerging diseases which could be found in Thailand when the country entered the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). The diseases include measles, rubella, polio, pertussis and diphtheria. Diphtheria had disappeared from the country for more than 20 years before it was last detected in 2012 in the neighboring countries.

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