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Six Bangladeshis infected with Zika in Singapore

03-Sep-2016 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

Six Bangladeshis were tested positive with Zika virus in Singapore, the Bangladesh High Commission in Singapore said on Thursday. “The patients are presented with mild [...]
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Zika outbreaks most likely to hit eight countries in Asia, Africa

03-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

The worsening Zika outbreak in Singapore and its potential to spread elsewhere in Asia and beyond is rapidly raising alarms among health experts. Singapore has at least 151 [...]
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Singapore Zika cases top 150; China steps up arrivals checks

Singapore Zika cases top 150; China steps up arrivals checks

02-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:45 AM

China intensified its checks on people and goods arriving from Singapore on Thursday, as an outbreak of the Zika virus in the small city-state was confirmed to have spread to [...]
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Pregnant woman in Singapore infected with Zika as cases soar

02-Sep-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The number of confirmed Zika cases in Singapore surged past 100 late Wednesday, including the first pregnant woman to be infected by the disease which can cause deformities [...]
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Big hike in Zika cases in Thailand

02-Sep-2016 Intellasia | The Nation | 6:00 AM

The number of detected Zika infections in Thailand has jumped significantly this year compared to recent years. Between 2012 and 2015, an average of just five people were [...]
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Zika Worsens in Singapore, and US Experts Are Worried

Zika Worsens in Singapore, and US Experts Are Worried

02-Sep-2016 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s outbreak of Zika is worsening fast and US health official say they are worried. Singapore, a city-state about two-thirds the size of Washington, D.C., has [...]
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Made-in-Singapore kit can test for 3 viruses, including Zika, in 2 hours

02-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Scientists in Singapore have developed a kit that can test for the dengue, chikungunya and Zika viruses all at the same time in a matter of two hours. Now ready for use, the [...]
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China says 21 of its nationals in Singapore infected with Zika

02-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that its embassy in Singapore had been informed by the island state’s health ministry that 21 Chinese nationals in the [...]
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Zika in Malaysia: What you need to know about the virus

02-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the [...]
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Malaysia confirms first Zika case as Singapore’s total cases rise to 115

Malaysia confirms first Zika case as Singapore’s total cases rise to 115

02-Sep-2016 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

The outbreak of the Zika virus spread in Southeast Asia Thursday, after Singapore noted that total cases had risen to 115 while Malaysia confirmed that its first reported [...]
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Chinese nationals, Bangladeshis, Malaysians among Zika cases in Singapore

02-Sep-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Foreign nationals including Bangladeshis, Chinese, Indians and Malaysians are among the 115 confirmed Zika infection cases in Singapore. While Malaysia announced its first [...]
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Malaysia confirms first Zika case, victim had visited Singapore

Malaysia confirms first Zika case, victim had visited Singapore

01-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:06 PM

Malaysia reported its first case of Zika on Thursday, a woman who tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus after a visit to neighbouring Singapore, where 115 people have [...]
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Singapore confirms Zika spread; US and other countries issue travel warnings

01-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Confirmed cases of Zika virus in Singapore rose to 82 on Tuesday, as the United States joined a growing list of countries warning pregnant women or those trying to get [...]
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Singapore confirms 26 more local transmission Zika cases – media

Singapore confirms 26 more local transmission Zika cases – media

01-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Singapore confirmed 26 more cases of locally-transmitted Zika infections on Tuesday, bringing the tally to 82, local media reported, citing the health ministry and National [...]
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HK records 188 new HIV cases

01-Sep-2016 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

A total of 188 new cases of HIV infection were reported in Hong Kong in the second quarter of 2016, health officials said on Tuesday. Of the 188 cases, 98 acquired the [...]
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