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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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Tropical Singapore, battling dengue, now warns of Zika virus

29-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Tropical Singapore, already battling potentially fatal dengue fever, will introduce measures to control the risk of mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to brain [...]
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Thailand braces for ‘mega-outbreak’ of Dengue fever

29-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand is bracing itself for an even worse 2016 with experts warning the number of infections may be on par with the 1987 mega-outbreak. After a year which saw an explosion [...]
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Thais quarantine 33 after Omani tests positive for MERS

28-Jan-2016 Intellasia | .Business-standard | 6:00 AM

Thai health authorities today said they had placed 33 people in quarantine after an Omani national seeking medical help in the kingdom tested positive for Middle East [...]
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Cancer kills 7,500 daily in China

28-Jan-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Chronic infections, smoking and pollution have contributed to skyrocketing cases of cancer in China, with an estimated 4.3 million new diagnoses last year and 2.8 million [...]
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Dengue cases continue to soar, more than 7,000 cases this year

27-Jan-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Dengue cases are continuing to soar, with a total of 7,020 cases recorded nationwide from January 3 to 23. The health ministry’s iDengue website showed that Selangor [...]
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Thailand quarantines 32 people after 2nd MERS case confirmed

27-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand has quarantined 32 people as it seeks to prevent the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) after a second case of the virus was detected on Friday, a [...]
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Thailand Fights to Prevent MERS Outbreak

27-Jan-2016 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:00 AM

Officials in Thailand are tracking down people and putting them into quarantine after a traveler there was diagnosed with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus or MERS. [...]
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Malaysia steps up Mers screening at checkpoints

27-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s health ministry will enhance screening procedures at all entry points following reports that a businessperson from Oman had tested positive for the Middle [...]
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UN health agency urges vigilance in South-East Asia after new case of MERS confirmed in Thailand

26-Jan-2016 Intellasia | UN | 6:00 AM

The United Nations health agency cautioned South-East Asia States today to remain vigilant against the continuing risks of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS [...]
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