Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Tak
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Tuberculosis is endemic in Myanmar, which has one of the highest infection rates in the world. Multiple Drug Resistant TB is also spreading in the country. The Shoklo-Malaria Research Unit, which provides primarily malaria related health care, also has a TB clinic. The clinic is a sanatorium, where patients are treated in relative isolation, in a remote part of Tak province, about 40 minutes north of Mae Sot. The patients get free treatment and housing at the sanatorium until they are healthy.