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Burma tracks spread of H1N1 as outbreak claims sixth victim

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Six people have died in an outbreak of H1N1 influenza largely hitting Myanmar’s biggest city, Yangon, a health official said on Thursday, amid government efforts to [...]
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Korea to downgrade bird flu alert from highest level

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

South Korea will on Friday downgrade its bird flu alert by one notch from the highest level, the government said. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural affairs on [...]
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At least four dead in new H1N1 outbreak in Burma

At least four dead in new H1N1 outbreak in Burma

28-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

Passers-by don masks outside Yangon general Hospital in Yangon, Myanmar, yesterday, as reports confirm that at least four people in the country have died from the H1N1 flu [...]
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Cambodia’s health ministry Cautions Public About Latest ‘Bird Flu’ Strain

28-Jul-2017 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

Cambodia’s health ministry on Monday expressed concern about the latest strain of avian influenza, urging the public to take precautions and maintain good hygiene when [...]
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Authorities Ban Chicken Sales in Burma’s Dawei After Confirmation of ‘Bird Flu’ Outbreak

28-Jul-2017 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

Authorities in the city of Dawei in southeastern Myanmar’s Tanintharyi region on Wednesday imposed a temporary ban on chicken and egg sales after confirmation that [...]
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H1N1 virus infects 13 in Burma, suspected of killing one

H1N1 virus infects 13 in Burma, suspected of killing one

26-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Times of Oman | 6:00 AM

Myanmar called for calm on Monday after 13 people were confirmed to have contracted H1N1 influenza and a boy had died with flu-like symptoms, raising fears of a new outbreak [...]
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Two H1N1 flu cases suspected at Burma hospital

26-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Asia One | 6:00 AM

A hospital in Myanmar’s biggest city, Yangon, is treating two patients suspected to have contracted H1N1 influenza, a doctor said on Monday, as the government began [...]
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UN report: Malaysia among 10 top nations affected by HIV infection

25-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

Malaysia is one of the ten countries which together accounted for over 95 per cent of all new HIV infections in the Asia-Pacific region, a report issued by the United Nations [...]
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Look to Indonesia to see why we vaccinate our children

25-Jul-2017 Intellasia | The Age | 6:00 AM

In wealthy countries like Australia it’s easy to forget why we vaccinate our children. Immunisation has been so successful that few of us can remember the horrors of [...]
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Blood transfusion transmitted Japanese encephalitis confirmed in HK

25-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Outbreak News Today | 6:00 AM

Health officials in Hong Kong reported the cause of a local case of Japanese encephalitis (JE) affecting a male patient who stayed in Grantham Hospital in the entire [...]
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Study finds caste-based diseases in South Asia

20-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Deccanchronicle | 6:00 AM

Most South Asian linguistic races and caste groups have a high vulnerability for ‘population-specific’ diseases. A CCMB study published in Nature Genetics on [...]
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In South Asian Social Castes, a Living Lab for Genetic Disease

20-Jul-2017 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

In certain states in southern India, anesthesiologists know to ask anyone undergoing surgery whether they belong to the Vysya, a regional group traditionally associated with [...]
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HK leader Carrie Lam calls for measures to cope with deadly flu outbreak

20-Jul-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam has called on local health authorities to take urgent measures to cope with a deadly flu outbreakone of the city’s worst in [...]
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Malaysia seeks talks with Thailand and Indonesia over rabies outbreak

20-Jul-2017 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

Malaysia is seeking talks with Indonesia and Thailand to strengthen disease control following a rabies outbreak. The outbreak in Serian, Sarawak, took the lives of three [...]
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Research presented at APSC reveals early-onset heart failure in Asia

17-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Cardiovascularbusiness | 6:00 AM

In a series of late-breaking trials being presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology’s (APSC) meeting in Singapore, research is surfacing about the realities [...]
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