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WHO to monitor for spread of Zika virus to Africa, Asia

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

The Zika virus linked to a microcephaly outbreak in Latin America could spread to Africa and Asia, and the World Health Organization will set up monitoring sites in the [...]
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Malaysia’s health ministry to issue guidelines to combat Zika

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

The health ministry has a comprehensive set of guidelines on measures to combat the Zika virus if it is detected in the country. Its minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam [...]
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Philippines to step up Zika surveillance

04-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Philippine health and Red Cross officials have advised women who are pregnant or planning to have a child to avoid travelling to 29 countries affected by the Zika virus [...]
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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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