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Burma health authorities struggle to prepare for Zika outbreak

22-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Myanmar is largely unprepared for an outbreak of Zika, experts say, with the health ministry slashing anti-virus measures due to lack of funds, overworked doctors skipping [...]
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Vietnam’s HCM City has 57 Zika patients

22-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s HCM City has just spotted five additional Zika cases, raising the total in the city to 57, the municipal Preventive Medicine centre said Sunday. To date, 15 [...]
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HCM City confirms 8 new Zika cases in 4 days

21-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Vnexpress | 6:00 AM

The number of confirmed Zika infections in the city has risen quickly to 46, bringing the country’s total to 56. The number of confirmed Zika infections in HCM City has [...]
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Cambodia records first Zika infection case in years

21-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

The Cambodian government announced Friday that it has detected the country’s first case of Zika virus infection in recent years. The health ministry, in a statement, [...]
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Korea confirms highly pathogenic bird flu outbreaks, ramps up quarantine

19-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea has confirmed the country’s first outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu virus and has ramped up quarantine measures in response, agriculture [...]
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Burma refugee doctor wins humanitarian prize for clinic in Thailand

18-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

When Cynthia Maung saw the suffering of fellow refugees who had fled Myanmar’s crackdown on a pro-democracy uprising in the late 1980s and sought sanctuary in [...]
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Abuse of antibiotics in Malaysia on the rise, says health ministry

18-Nov-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The high prevalence of patients seeking antibiotic medication could lead to a risk of ‘Antimicrobial Resistance’ (AMR) or resistance for antibiotics. Health [...]
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Thailand finds 33 new cases of Zika, says health ministry

18-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

A city worker fumigates area to control the spread of mosquitoes at a temple in Bangkok (Copyright Reuters 2016) Thai health officials on Wednesday said 33 new Zika virus [...]
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Number of Japanese people sleeping less than six hours a night reaches record high

17-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Independent | 6:00 AM

Men say sleep deficit caused by excessive working hours, and women by housework, according to new survey Around 40 per cent of people in Japan sleep for less than six hours a [...]
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Thailand finds 33 new cases of Zika, says health ministry

Thailand finds 33 new cases of Zika, says health ministry

17-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thai health officials on Wednesday said 33 new Zika virus cases have been detected in the country as officials step up screening for groups at high risk from the disease such [...]
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Antibiotic abuse killing thousands in Thailand

14-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

In a softly-lit suite of Bangkok’s Praram 9 Hospital, Songchai (not his real name) slowly scrawls out his thoughts on paper. Five months in coma have left him with [...]
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Vietnam successfully produces measles-rubella vaccine for 1st time

10-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health (MoH) announced Tuesday that it has successfully produced measles-rubella vaccine for the first time. This brings Vietnam among 25 [...]
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Flu outbreak on the rise in Taiwan: CDC

10-Nov-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The number of flu cases in Taiwan continues to increase as the peak period approaches, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday, reporting three new deaths from flu [...]
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Chinese doctors use 3D printed part in skull surgery

10-Nov-2016 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

Doctors in China’s Chongqing municipality have successfully replaced a section of a female cancer patient’s forehead with a 3D-printed part. The patient who is in [...]
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Zika infections double in Vietnam

08-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The number of confirmed Zika cases in Vietnam has more than doubled over the past three days to 23, with a dozen of the new infections recorded in the commercial hub of HCM [...]
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