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Australians lead research into decoding genetic make-up of deadly superbug

24-Jun-2015 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

International team spends 10 years making inroads into treatment of bacterium which kills up to half of those it infects Australians have led an international team of [...]
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WHO urges India to step up vigil on MERS

23-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Asianage | 6:00 AM

The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged India to step up vigil and review preparedness for a possible attack by Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS CoV) [...]
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MERS is testing Asia’s ability to address emerging diseases

23-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Manila Times | 6:00 AM

Not long after people in the Republic of Korea began falling ill from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS CoV), a team from the World Health Organization (WHO) [...]
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Dengue Escalates in Southeast Asia

23-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Health Map | 6:00 AM

Cases of dengue fever have increased in Southeast Asia over the last few months. Vietnam has reported more than 20,000 cases of dengue so far in 2015, with HCM City, Ba [...]
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WHO Praises Korea’s Efforts To Contain Deadly MERS Virus

22-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The head of the World Health Organization has praised beleaguered South Korean officials and exhausted health workers, saying their efforts to contain a deadly MERS virus [...]
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What yoga record attempt tells us about India

22-Jun-2015 Intellasia | BBC News | 6:00 AM

India is in the grip of yoga fever, thanks to prime minister Narendra Modi. Modi coaxed the United Nations into declaring 21 June International Yoga Day and announced a grand [...]
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Rate of MERS infections in Korea slows with one new case

20-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea confirmed on Friday one new case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), taking the total to 166 since the outbreak began in May, but the daily rate of new [...]
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WHO chief reassures Korea as its MERS deaths reach 23

WHO chief reassures Korea as its MERS deaths reach 23

20-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The head of the World Health Organization has praised beleaguered South Korean officials and exhausted health workers, saying their efforts to contain a deadly MERS virus [...]
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Thailand confirms first MERS case as virus spreads in Asia

20-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand on Thursday said a 75-year-old man from Oman was confirmed to have MERS in Southeast Asia’s first case of the virus since an outbreak in South Korea that has [...]
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Korea reports three more deaths in MERS outbreak, three new cases

19-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s health ministry reported on Thursday three more deaths in the country’s Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak, bringing the total [...]
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Korea’s MERS toll rises to 23 with three more deaths

Korea’s MERS toll rises to 23 with three more deaths

19-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea reported three more deaths from the MERS virus on Thursday, bringing the number of fatalities to 23 and amplifying fears that authorities do not have the outbreak [...]
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Korean Hospital Scrutinised in MERS Outbreak

19-Jun-2015 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

It is the jewel of South Korea’s medical service: a 1,900-bed hospital of steel and glass owned by the Samsung conglomerate. It is also where a 35-year-old man whose [...]
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Korea to conduct plasma treatment on MERS patients

18-Jun-2015 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

South Korea continued to battle the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in Asia’s fourth-largest economy by using an old tactic against the unfamiliar disease: [...]
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Asia dengue fever update: Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia

17-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Outbreaknewstoday | 6:00 AM

In Vietnam, a massive anti-dengue fever campaign was launched Sunday across eight disease-prone cities and provinces nationwide. This comes after reports the country has more [...]
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Xinhua Asia-Pacific News Summary at 1000GMT, June 15

17-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

This article was produced by the Xinhua News Agency, the official press agency of the People’s Republic of China. Xinhua describes itself as the “information [...]
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