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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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WHO warns against MERS-CoV after 2nd case confirmed in Bangkok

WHO warns against MERS-CoV after 2nd case confirmed in Bangkok

26-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Business-Standard | 6:00 AM

With Thailand confirming a second case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) disease, WHO today cautioned other member states in its South-East Asia [...]
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Singapore authorities closely monitoring Zika virus: Amy Khor

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

There have been no cases of Zika diagnosed in Singapore yet, but the National Environment Agency and the Ministry of Health are monitoring the virus, which is spreading [...]
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Seventy-one-year-old Omani male tests positive for MERS in Thailand

26-Jan-2016 Intellasia | China Post | 6:00 AM

Thai health officials are trying to trace dozens of people who may have come into contact with an elderly Omani man who tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome [...]
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Singapore reports 1st dengue fatality of 2016 as cases increase

26-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Outbreak News Today | 6:00 AM

The first dengue-related fatality of 2016 was reported in the island city-state of Singapore on Friday, according to officials with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the [...]
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Omani man tests positive for MERS in Thailand

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

Thai health officials are trying to trace dozens of people who may have come into contact with an elderly Omani man who tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome [...]
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Thailand reports 2nd MERS case as virus detected in Omani man

Thailand reports 2nd MERS case as virus detected in Omani man

25-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:30 AM

 Thailand has confirmed its second case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus on Sunday, the country’s health minister said. The virus was detected in a [...]
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