THAILAND

 
Published: Saturday 04 July 2015

The Thai government will use the satellites of the National Aeronautical Space Administration ( nasa ) to assess the spread of the country's worst outbreak of malaria in five years. The satellites will be used for surveying malaria-affected regions. The number of patients affected by the disease has increased tenfold this year as compared to previous years. "The situation is extremely serious. We have set up a special centre to closely monitor the epidemic," said Surapong Suebwonglee, the country's deputy public health minister.

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