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Dengue fever contracted in Japan for first time in 70 years

28-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The health ministry said Wednesday it has confirmed that someone has contracted dengue fever while in Japan for the first time in nearly 70 years. A Japanese teen in Saitama [...]
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Food Safety Scare Grows as China Seizes 30,000 Tonnes of Tainted Chicken Feet

28-Aug-2014 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

Chinese police have seized more than 30,000 tonnes of tainted chicken feet and arrested 38 people involved in the sale, as the country’s food woes continue to grow. [...]
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Japan offers unapproved Ebola drug

28-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Daily Sabah | 6:00 AM

Japan announced that it has developed a drug for the Ebola virus and are ready to offer the unapproved drug to countries hit by the virus. Government Spokesman Yoshihide Suga [...]
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Box jellyfish sting kills French boy in Thailand

28-Aug-2014 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Authorities have urged visitors to the popular Thai resort island of Koh Phangan to take care when swimming after a five-year-old French boy died from a sting by the [...]
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Health needs to become a priority in Indonesia

28-Aug-2014 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

When Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo takes power in October, he will be confronted by a laundry list of pressing issues, ranging from budget-sapping energy subsidies [...]
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Report: Apiwan ill in Philippines

28-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Former deputy House speaker Apiwan Wiriyachai, wanted on an arrest warrant for allegedly insulting the monarchy, is sick and has undergone a lung operation in the [...]
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Number of new HIV cases in HK set to reach record high

28-Aug-2014 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

The number of new HIV cases recorded in the city is set to hit a record high for the fourth year running and may pass 600 for the first time, a government consultant says. [...]
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HK Ebola virus volunteers speak of human catastrophe

28-Aug-2014 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

The Ebola epidemic has killed more than half of all infected people, but fear and stigma are helping to make the virus even more deadly, say two Hongkongers who have just [...]
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HK records 150 HIV cases in Q2

28-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Daily Times | 6:00 AM

The centre for Health Protection (CHP) of Hong Kong on Tuesday reported a record of 150 Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infections in the second quarter of 2014, bringing [...]
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Japan sees 1st local dengue case in over 60 years

28-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japanese health authorities have reported the first locally transmitted case of dengue fever in the country in more than 60 years. The ministry said the case occurred in [...]
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Vietnam Interested in Cuban Vaccine against Meningitis

28-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Cuba News | 6:00 AM

HAVANA, Cuba, August 22 (acn) Distribution companies of medicines, experts and representatives of vaccination centers of Vietnam inquired on Friday about the qualities of the [...]
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Ebola outbreak: A snapshot of life in the ‘hot zone’ as Australian experts work to contain deadly virus

27-Aug-2014 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

A Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) worker at an Ebola emergency clinic in Sierra Leone has become a full-time carer to a young girl – literally overnight. Mush Tiah works [...]
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Ambulance union wary of SA Health hiring private operators

27-Aug-2014 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

SA Health is defending a decision to let private operators provide some patient transport in South Australia, but a union is wary of the possible standard of service. The [...]
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Tears of joy as Australian Doll Hospital restores childhood memories

27-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Making customers cry may not be most shopkeeper’s goal, but at Sydney’s 101-year-old Doll Hospital workers take tears as a sign of a job well done. In an age of [...]
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India doctors remove foetus left inside mother for 36 years

27-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Doctors in India have removed the skeleton of a foetus that had been inside a woman for 36 years in what is believed to be the world’s longest ectopic pregnancy, a [...]
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