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Filipino tests negative for Middle East virus

22-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A Filipino nurse who tested positive for the Middle East virus has been found free of infection in a subsequent examination after he returned home, Philippine health [...]
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Philippines boosts MERS monitoring after UAE nurse scare

22-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Philippines said Saturday it was stepping up its defences against the deadly MERS virus, with the large numbers of Filipino workers in the Middle East seen as potential [...]
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Malaysia Moves to Contain Deadly MERS Virus

22-Apr-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

Authorities have tracked down nearly 200 people in Malaysia, including passengers of two Turkish AirlinesTHYAO.IS 0.00 percent flights, who came into contact with a man who [...]
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Vietnam battles fatal measles outbreak

Vietnam battles fatal measles outbreak

21-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Vietnam is scrambling to contain a deadly outbreak of measles that has killed more than 100 people, mostly young children, and infected thousands more this year, the [...]
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‘More dead pigs found in China river’

21-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

At least 170 dead pigs have been found in a Chinese river, state media reported Thursday – the latest in a string of similar incidents that have raised fears over food [...]
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Colorectal cancer rates in Singapore may have levelled off

21-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

The rate at which people develop colorectal cancer – the most common cancer here – appears to have plateaued. This suggests that preventive measures here, [...]
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Vietnam minister calls for calm in face of 8,500 measles cases, 114 fatalities

Vietnam minister calls for calm in face of 8,500 measles cases, 114 fatalities

21-Apr-2014 Intellasia | thanhniennews | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung called for a national focus on fighting measles on Thursday after the health ministry acknowledged 8,500 cases nationwide. Ministry statements [...]
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Mysterious skin disease kills girl in Vietnam: report

21-Apr-2014 Intellasia | thanhniennews | 6:00 AM

A 14-year-old girl in the central province of Quang Ngai died on Thursday after being afflicted with a mysterious skin disease that has sickened hundreds and killed 26 people [...]
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‘More dead pigs found in China river’

‘More dead pigs found in China river’

19-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

At least 170 dead pigs have been found in a Chinese river, state media reported Thursday – the latest in a string of similar incidents that have raised fears over food [...]
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Taiwan targets international health services

19-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Taiwan Today | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s health and medical care services industry will further strengthen its global presence on the back of new opportunities created by the Free Economic Pilot [...]
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Chinese dream trumps environment as cars sales boom

19-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

When accountant Ariel Wang bought a new car a few weeks ago, environmental protection was far from her mind even though smog has reached crisis levels in China’s [...]
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Manager at Japan’s Fukushima plant admits radioactive water ‘embarrassing’

19-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The manager of the Fukushima nuclear power plant admits to embarrassment that repeated efforts have failed to bring under control the problem of radioactive water, eight [...]
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Philippines asks airline passengers to check for MERS

19-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Philippines on Thursday asked more than 400 passengers who shared an airline flight with a man infected with the MERS virus to check in with the health department [...]
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China says massive area of its soil polluted

19-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A huge area of China’s soil covering more than twice the size of Spain is estimated to be polluted, the government said Thursday, announcing findings of a survey [...]
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Nearly One-Fifth of China’s Arable Land Is Contaminated

19-Apr-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

The extent of China’s soil pollution, long guarded as a state secret, was laid out in an official report that confirmed deep-seated fears about contaminated farmland [...]
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