Meet Puta-O, MOCRU’s most remote clinic

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Myanmar-Oxford Clinical Research Unit (MOCRU) Researcher Dr Aung Pyae Phyo recently returned from Puta-O a small, picturesque, secluded town  surrounded by snow-capped Himalayan foothills (pictured right) in the far north of Myanmar.

MOCRU and partner Medical Action Myanmar (MAM) are performing a scrub typhus survey among fever patients attending the Puta-O clinic (pictured below), which is located over 1,500 km from Yangon. In this photo, a Puta-O clinic staff member dispenses medicine to a patient. The strip above the photo shows the rapid test result of the first positive case scrub typhus case found there.

- Many thanks to Aung Pyae Phyo and Liz Ashley for text and photos

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