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Japan to take steps to combat Zika virus threat

04-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Japan Today | 6:00 AM

The government said Tuesday it will step up measures to prevent the Zika virus from spreading in Japan, a day after the World Health Organization declared the mosquito-borne [...]
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Takeda Assembles Team to Evaluate Zika Vaccine Possibilities

04-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Asia’s largest drugmaker, has assembled an internal team to look into how it might contribute to vaccine efforts to combat the Zika virus, [...]
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Southeast Asia Braces for Zika Virus

Southeast Asia Braces for Zika Virus

03-Feb-2016 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

The World Health Organization on Monday is convening a meeting in Geneva to determine whether a global health emergency should be declared for the Zika virus. WHO is [...]
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Australian man contracted Zika virus after monkey bite in Bali

03-Feb-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An Australian man contracted the Zika virus after reportedly being bitten by a monkey in Bali last year. The 27-year-old developed a rash, fever and conjunctivitis after the [...]
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Malaysian women taking no chances with Zika virus

03-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Yourhealth | 6:00 AM

Pregnant women are not taking things lying down with news of the Zika virus being linked to babies born with small brains. Nazlin Yusoff, 34, said she had plans to have a [...]
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Zika virus found in man in Indonesia

03-Feb-2016 Intellasia | SBS | 6:00 AM

The Zika virus has been found in a young man in Sumatra Island in Indonesia, marking the first confirmed case of the disease in the country so far, a research institute says. [...]
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Researchers say Zika case found in Indonesia

02-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Timeslive | 6:00 AM

An Indonesian research institute said Sunday it had found one positive Zika case on Sumatra island, adding that the virus has been circulating in the country “for a [...]
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No sign yet of Zika virus in Cambodia

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

Cambodia has been monitoring the situation for Zika virus very closely, though the country has not seen any case of the virus so far, the health ministry said on Friday. At [...]
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China faces risk of Zika but low possibility of outbreak

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

China faces a risk of the import of Zika virus but the possibility of an outbreak is low, the National Health and Family Planning Commission said on Friday. Since 2014, Zika [...]
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Papaya leaves safe for the treatment of dengue, improve platelet counts: health ministry

01-Feb-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Papaya leaves do improve platelet counts in dengue patient, and are unlikely to cause liver, kidney or heart failure says the health ministry. In a statement today, the [...]
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Asian countries urge sick travellers to report Zika symptoms

01-Feb-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Associated Press writers Tong-hyung Kim in Seoul, South Korea; Eileen Ng in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Mari Yamaguchi in Tokyo; Rod McGuirk in Canberra, Australia; Sopheng [...]
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UN urges safety in light of confirmed MERS case in Thailand

30-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Bioprepwatch | 6:00 AM

A case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS CoV) has been confirmed in Bangkok, Thailand. The United Nations (UN) health agency is urging travellers to, and [...]
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Tropical Singapore, battling dengue, now warns of Zika virus

29-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Tropical Singapore, already battling potentially fatal dengue fever, will introduce measures to control the risk of mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to brain [...]
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Thailand braces for ‘mega-outbreak’ of Dengue fever

29-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand is bracing itself for an even worse 2016 with experts warning the number of infections may be on par with the 1987 mega-outbreak. After a year which saw an explosion [...]
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Thais quarantine 33 after Omani tests positive for MERS

28-Jan-2016 Intellasia | .Business-standard | 6:00 AM

Thai health authorities today said they had placed 33 people in quarantine after an Omani national seeking medical help in the kingdom tested positive for Middle East [...]
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