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WHO says new virus may have caused China pneumonia outbreak

10-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

WHO says new virus may have caused China pneumonia outbreak A cluster of more than 50 pneumonia cases in China’s central city of Wuhan may be due to a newly emerging [...]
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‘Turning point’ as number of male smokers drops: WHO

20-Dec-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The number of male tobacco users is falling for the first time, the World Health Organization said Thursday, hailing a “major shift” in efforts to kick the [...]
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WHO, Unicef: Sabah polio outbreak a rare strain, genetically confirmed from Philippines

11-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The re-emergence of the polio in Malaysia after 27 years is from the same virus that broke out and is spreading in the southern Philippines, the World Health Organization [...]
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White Americans far likelier to receive HIV prevention drug than minorities

05-Dec-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

White Americans who are at risk of HIV are seven times more likely than blacks to receive a daily oral pill shown to be extremely effective at preventing infection, according [...]
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Early cholesterol treatment lowers heart disease risk: study

05-Dec-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Treating younger people with high cholesterol levels may help reduce their risk of heart attack or stroke in later life, a major study showed Wednesday. Described as the [...]
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WHO warns measles resurgent as Samoa deaths rise

04-Dec-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The World Health Organization warned of a “slide back” in global efforts to eliminate measles Tuesday, as the death toll from an outbreak that has killed dozens [...]
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Climate change hits health, yet funds lacking: WHO

04-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Climate change is harming human health as more people suffer from heat stress, extreme weather and mosquito-borne diseases including malaria, the World Health Organization [...]
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WHO prequalifies first Ebola vaccine

13-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 11:47 AM

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday said it had prequalified an Ebola vaccine for the first time, hailing a “critical step” towards its licensing, [...]
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What is dengue, and why is it so widespread this year?

11-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Dubbed “breakbone fever”, dengue is one of the world’s leading mosquito-borne illnesses and infects tens of millions across the globe annually. Around half [...]
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Vietnam confirms first African swine fever cases on three farms

Vietnam confirms first African swine fever cases on three farms

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | | 7:01 AM

African swine fever has been detected on three farms in Vietnam, authorities said on Tuesday, the first confirmed cases of the highly contagious disease in the Southeast Asia [...]
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Thirteen countries from Asia and the Pacific plan scale-up of PrEP and HIV self-testing

01-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Press Release | 1:45 PM

Representatives from 13 countries across Asia and the Pacific gathered in Bangkok, Thailand, from 29 to 31 October to develop road maps to implement and expand pre-exposure [...]
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After eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, Malaysia sets sights on Hepatitis B

10-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The health ministry said today it will focus on eliminating mother-to-child transmission of Hepatitis B, after Malaysia became the first country in the Western Pacific to [...]
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China confirms first human case of H7N4 bird flu

China confirms first human case of H7N4 bird flu

16-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China has confirmed the first human case of H7N4 bird flu, prompting Hong Kong to issue a health warning for those travelling to the mainland during the busy Lunar New Year [...]
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First Zika case in Singapore since September 2017: MOH

First Zika case in Singapore since September 2017: MOH

25-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

The Zika virus is back in Singapore, almost four months after the last reported case. The latest case was reported last Thursday (18 January), the National Environment Agency [...]
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New bird flu case discovered in Korea

05-Jan-2018 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

South Korea culled 197,000 chickens at a farm close to the capital city after a new case of avian influenza was discovered, the government said on Wednesday. The government [...]
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