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Vietnam detects first A/H5N6 virus in poultries

16-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Vietnam has detected the A/H5N6 virus in poultries for the first time in the country, according to the Department of Veterinary under Ministry of Agriculture and Rural [...]
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Ebola Outbreak: Singapore Sees Its First Suspected Ebola Case

16-Aug-2014 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

Update as of 6 a.m. EDT: A Nigerian woman who traveled to Singapore recently and was suspected to have Ebola, tested negative for the deadly virus, the Straits Times reported [...]
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Ebola: Taiwan Considers Sending Doctors to Nigeria

16-Aug-2014 Intellasia | This Day Live | 6:00 AM

Ebola virus Taiwan’s Centres for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday disclosed that it had not ruled out the possibility of sending doctors to Nigeria, where around 100 [...]
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Ebola outbreak: India asks hospital in Nigeria to return Indian doctors’ passports

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Times of India | 6:00 AM

India has asked the Nigerian branch of an Indian hospital to return the passport of four Indian doctors who claim to have been forced to stay on in the Ebola-hit country [...]
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Red Cross celebrates 100 years of service in Australia

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

The Red Cross, one of Australia’s longest running volunteer organisations, is celebrating its centenary. It was established a week after the outbreak of the Great War [...]
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Taiwan airport holds Ebola detection drill

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Taiwan is not taking the threat of an Ebola virus outbreak lightly. It has held its first Ebola detection exercise at Taoyuan International Airport in Taipei. Taiwan is not [...]
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Celine Dion halts all concerts, Asia tour due to husband’s health

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

Celine Dion has indefinitely halted all her concerts, show business activity and upcoming Asia tour in order to care for her husband as he battles ill health, the singer said [...]
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Thailand intensifies Ebola controls

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Health permanent secretary Narong Sahamethapat on Wednesday signed documents declaring the Ebola virus disease (EVD) dangerous and infectious, allowing intensified health [...]
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Cox’s Bazar admin alerted over Burma ‘fever outbreak’

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | The Daily Star | 6:00 AM

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Tuesday notified the district administration about the outbreak of a “mysterious brain fever” in the neighbouring Myanmar. [...]
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No Ebola case detected in Vietnam: official

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Thanhnien News | 6:00 AM

A senior health official has denied rumours that a patient infected with the highly fatal Ebola virus was admitted to a Hanoi hospital, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported. During a [...]
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Drug control efforts go local in Burma’s Kachin State

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Irin News | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s northern Kachin State, renowned for its heroin production, is changing tack in its efforts to curb rampant drug use and cultivation: In addition to [...]
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WHO backs use of untested drugs on Ebola virus

14-Aug-2014 Intellasia | New York Times | 6:00 AM

The World Health Organization yesterday endorsed the use of untested drugs to combat the Ebola virus, just hours after a Spanish priest who had been supplied with [...]
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Is HK unprepared for the Ebola crisis?

14-Aug-2014 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

The suspected case of Ebola in Hong Kong turned out to be a false alarm, though the person in question came from one of the affected countries and displayed symptoms similar [...]
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Korea steps up measures against Ebola

14-Aug-2014 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The South Korean government is not taking any chances against Ebola. It has heightened quarantine checks at airports and is considering importing an experimental Ebola drug [...]
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Health crisis worsens in East Timor as Federal Govt cuts aid by $15 million

14-Aug-2014 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

Doctors working in East Timor say a worsening health crisis is causing hundreds of preventable deaths, including the deaths of many children. The Federal government cut the [...]
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