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With Chinese New Year H7N9 cases soar, but experts struggle to assess the risk

03-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Vancouversun | 6:00 AM

Human infections of H7N9 bird flu soared in the lead up to Friday’s start of the lunar New Year celebrations in China, with fall-winter cases now overtaking the tally [...]
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Remains of Sacramento woman who died of flu in Korea return home

03-Feb-2014 Intellasia | News10 | 6:00 AM

A Sacramento family is resting easier knowing that the remains of their loved one are back home. Andrea Godina, 32, was teaching English to children in Seoul, South Korea, [...]
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Philippines on watch for infectious disease outbreaks

01-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Irinnews | 6:00 AM

Health officials are on alert to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in areas stricken by Typhoon Haiyan. “During this time of year, we can expect heavy rains and [...]
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HK reports third H7N9 death

HK reports third H7N9 death

31-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong Wednesday reported its third death from H7N9 bird flu – an elderly man who had visited mainland China – a day after authorities culled 22,000 birds to [...]
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Philippines on watch for infectious disease outbreaks

31-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Irinnews | 6:00 AM

Health officials are on alert to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in areas stricken by Typhoon Haiyan. “During this time of year, we can expect heavy rains and [...]
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Asia’s first under-one-roof Nutritional Research Centre set up in Singapore

31-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Phys | 6:00 AM

The Clinical Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC) – a $20 million joint-venture by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and National University Health [...]
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China on high alert over new bird flu cases

31-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Chinese officials are taking measures to prevent the spread of H7N9, a deadly strain of bird flu that has already killed 22 people this year. Three members of the same [...]
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China Bans Smoking in Schools

31-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

China has banned cigarettes in schools as part of a nationwide initiative to stop smoking, state media reported Wednesday. In China, which is the world’s largest [...]
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HK culls 20,000 birds in H7N9 scare

HK culls 20,000 birds in H7N9 scare

30-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong culled around 20,000 chickens on Tuesday after finding the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus in poultry imported from mainland China, days before the Lunar New Year. Fears [...]
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Who Has Dirtier Air: China or India?

Who Has Dirtier Air: China or India?

30-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Businessweek | 6:00 AM

On an average day, the view from the window of a New Delhi apartment is even smoggier than that from the window of a Beijing high-rise, as the New York Times recently [...]
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China announces H7N9 bird flu deaths: Xinhua

China announces H7N9 bird flu deaths: Xinhua

29-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Twelve people have been killed by H7N9 bird flu in a single Chinese province this month, state media reported on Monday, as infections from the virus see a seasonal spike. [...]
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CORRECTED – Chinese man sentenced to death for hospital rampage

29-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A court in eastern China on Monday sentenced to death a man who went on a rampage in a hospital and killed a doctor, because he was unhappy with the results of an operation [...]
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China halts poultry trading after new H7N9 cases

China halts poultry trading after new H7N9 cases

29-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Authorities in eastern China said Tuesday they will ban live poultry sales after an increase in the number of people infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu, with the busy [...]
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China reports second case of new bird flu strain

28-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Chinese authorities have confirmed the second human case of the new H10N8 strain of bird flu, contracted by a woman who is in critical condition in hospital in the east of [...]
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Korea orders bird flu lockdown

28-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea imposed on Monday a 12-hour lockdown on poultry farms in three provinces to curb a spreading bird flu outbreak, banning the movement of animals, people and [...]
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