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China bird flu death toll rises to 161 in worst outbreak since 2009

China bird flu death toll rises to 161 in worst outbreak since 2009

14-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China reported 61 fatalities and 160 cases of human infection from H7N9 bird flu in February, the government said on Monday, much higher than in previous years and bringing [...]
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China Registers 26 Cases of Bird Flu in One Week

13-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Sputnik | 6:00 AM

According to Xinhua news agency, the recent National Health and Family Planning Commission’s statistics showed that the new cases of H7N9 avian influenza virus [...]
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Malaysia reports highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu – OIE

11-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Malaysia has reported an outbreak of a highly contagious H5N1 bird flu virus in the northern part of the country, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on [...]
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Focus on South East Asia: Burma

11-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reliefweb | 6:00 AM

South East Asia is particularly prone to natural disasters: a situation which is compounded by the fact that more than half the countries in the region are low or lower [...]
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USDA Says Tennessee Bird-Flu Strain Distinct From China Variety

11-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Agweb | 6:00 AM

A case of bird flu at a Tennessee farm has been identified as highly-pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza, while distinct from an infectious variety in China. The type is “a [...]
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H5N1 in Kelantan: Preventive measures to contain spread underway; no human infection

11-Mar-2017 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

The authorities will take all preventive measures to contain the H5N1 outbreak in northern Kelantan after three cases involving chickens were recorded in one village. Health [...]
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Tennessee bird flu shares name, not genetics, of feared China strain: USDA

10-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The strain of bird flu that infected a chicken farm in Tennessee in recent days shares the same name as a form of the virus that has killed humans in China, but is [...]
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Korea culls 50000 farm birds as 2 new bird flu cases confirmed

10-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea has culled some 50,000 farm birds as two cases of bird flu were confirmed on Wednesday, bringing the country’s cull this winter to nearly 35 million: more [...]
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Asian nations restrict US poultry imports over bird flu

09-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong have limited imports of US poultry after the United States detected its first case this year of avian flu on a commercial chicken [...]
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Pollution responsible for a quarter of deaths of young children, says WHO

Pollution responsible for a quarter of deaths of young children, says WHO

08-Mar-2017 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Pollution is responsible for one in four deaths among all children under five, according to new World Health Organization reports, with toxic air, unsafe water and and lack [...]
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Bird flu found at Tennessee chicken farm as virus surges in Asia

08-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

An outbreak of avian flu in Tennessee has health officials on alert as the virus has surged across parts of Asia in recent months. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture [...]
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Chinese hospitals to onboard 20pct more robots by 2020: IDC

08-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Asia | 6:00 AM

Chinese hospitals will employ 20 percent more robots by 2020 to deliver medical equipment and food, according to IDC FutureScape: Top 10 Predictions of Healthcare IT 2017 [...]
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A parent’s grief: When a child in Singapore needs a heart transplant

07-Mar-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Young end-stage heart failure patients in Singapore have limited options for treatment, with the lack of a paediatric heart transplant programme. Channel NewsAsia’s [...]
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Dengvaxia vaccine given to a million kids in Philippines

07-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The Dengvaxia vaccine has been tested on a million children in the Philippines, in a 3.5 billion-peso (S$98 million) state-sponsored immunisation programme that began in [...]
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First dengue vaccine available from this week

07-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

While it protects against all 4 dengue strains, it is less effective against common strains here The world’s first dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, will be commercially [...]
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