A vaccinated 2-year-old boy from Myanmar has died from the disease, diphtheria, prompting Thailand health officials to issue a public warning about the toxigenic infection.


The Department of Disease Control say they expect that migration from neighboring countries, where the disease was found in the past two weeks, might be the cause.

There were 26 diphtheria cases and five fatalities during the past year in Thailand.

Officials remind the public that diphtheria vaccinations are available free-of-charge at government clinics and hospitals nationwide.

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