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New H5N2 virus first found in chickens in Taiwan

20-Jan-2015 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s animal health agency confirmed Sunday that chickens in a central Taiwan farm have been infected with a new H5N2 avian flu virus subtype, the first time the [...]
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Nearly 90000 fowl culled in Taiwan avian flu outbreak

20-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Want China Times | 6:00 AM

Taiwan has culled 89,829 chickens, ducks and geese at 57 farms since the recent avian influenza outbreak first erupted on January 9, the country’s animal health agency [...]
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New sub-strain of bird flu discovered in Taiwan

20-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Asia One | 6:00 AM

A new sub-strain of H5N2 bird flu was uncovered yesterday in tests conducted by the Council of Agriculture’s (COA) Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and [...]
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Third new bird flu virus strain detected in Taiwan

Third new bird flu virus strain detected in Taiwan

19-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Thenewage | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s agricultural officials said Friday that avian influenza virus H5N3 has been detected for the first time in Taiwan, according to state-run Central News Agency. [...]
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Avian flu, including new strain, continues to plague Taiwan

19-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Cidrap | 6:00 AM

Taiwan is continuing to battle multiple avian influenza outbreaks, including some involving what is described as a new strain of H5N3, and outbreaks have also hit Japan and [...]
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Thailand at heart of anti-Aids push

17-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

Housed at the Thai Red Cross-Aids Research Centre, the Inform Asia: USAID’s Health Research Programme (Inform Asia) initiative promises to assist the Thai Red Cross in [...]
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Pollution soars in Chinese winter smog

Pollution soars in Chinese winter smog

17-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Pollution levels soared in Beijing on Thursday to readings more than 20 times WHO recommended limits, as an annual bout of intense smog returned to haunt the Chinese capital [...]
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China diagnosed 104,000 new HIV/AIDs cases in 2014: report

China diagnosed 104,000 new HIV/AIDs cases in 2014: report

17-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China diagnosed 104,000 new cases of HIV/Aids in 2014, media reported Friday, highlighting growth in infections in the country despite a comparatively low overall rate. The [...]
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Taiwan: Poultry shortage feared after AI outbreak

16-Jan-2015 Intellasia | World Poultry | 6:00 AM

Outbreaks of avian influenza at several sites across Taiwan may cause a shortage of poultry products and price fluctuations in the market, experts fear. Taiwan Poultry [...]
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Sales of poultry in Taiwan hit by bird flu

16-Jan-2015 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

While the new avian flu strains H5N2 and H5N8 have infected mostly geese and ducks in Taiwan, sales of poultry – including chicken – are taking a hit. New avian [...]
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India rejects Gilead’s Hepatitis C drug patent request

16-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

India’s patent office has rejected an application from US-based Gilead Sciences Inc for its hepatitis C drug Sovaldi, paving the way for local drugmakers to launch [...]
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More birds culled as Taiwan battles worst avian flu in 10 years

16-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A major outbreak of avian flu in Taiwan has spread to 19 more farms with a total of 160,000 birds slaughtered in the island’s worst bout of the disease in a decade, [...]
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Over 100000 benefit from Taiwan’s medical missions in Africa

15-Jan-2015 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s medical missions in Africa have benefited more than 100,000 people in Burkina Faso, Swaziland and Sao Tome and Principe over the past two decades, the Ministry [...]
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Bird flu outbreak spreads across Taiwan

15-Jan-2015 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The highly pathogenic strains of H5N2 and H5N8 avian flu virus have led to the culling of about 16,500 geese and ducks across Taiwan. New avian flu strains H5N2 and H5N8 have [...]
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Taiwan culls 6,000 more geese to curb bird flu outbreak

Taiwan culls 6,000 more geese to curb bird flu outbreak

14-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Taiwan on Tuesday slaughtered nearly 6,000 geese after 14 more farms were confirmed to have been infected in the latest outbreak of avian influenza that has led to the [...]
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