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S. Korea Quarantines Farms in Two Provinces on Bird Flu

21-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

South Korea banned the movement of people who work with poultry and products from two provinces after confirming an outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 at [...]
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Korea steps up measures to contain bird flu

21-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea is stepping up efforts to prevent the spread of bird flu ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays, after migratory birds were found to be infected with the same [...]
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Family: Sacramentan Dies in Korea from Flu

21-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Fox40 | 6:00 AM

Another Sacramento resident died from the flu Saturday. However, the woman who fell sick did not die in Sacramento County – she took her last breath at Ajou University [...]
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Chinese H7N9 patient released from quarantine in Taiwan

21-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Focustaiwan | 6:00 AM

Taipei, January 19 (CNA) An 86-year-old man from China, who was confirmed in Taiwan last December to be infected with the H7N9 virus, has been released from quarantine at a [...]
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H7N9 hospitalises 6 more in China

20-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Cidrap | 6:00 AM

Six H7N9 influenza infections were reported in two Chinese provinces and the city of Shanghai today, keeping the volume of new cases within striking distance of peak activity [...]
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Vietnam wary as new bird flu strain claims lives in neighbour China

20-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Thanhniennews | 6:00 AM

Prompted by the spread of a new deadly bird flu strain across the border in China, Vietnamese authorities are rushing to carry out preventive measures ahead of the expected [...]
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China’s pollution seen from space

China’s pollution seen from space

20-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Scientists said on Friday they had mapped ground-level air pollution in China from space for the first time, a feat that should help the fight against a notorious health [...]
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Increasing H7N9 bird flu toll demands constant vigilance

Increasing H7N9 bird flu toll demands constant vigilance

20-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A wave of H7N9 bird flu cases and deaths in China since the start of 2014 shows emerging flu strains need constant surveillance if the world is not to be caught off guard by [...]
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Health scare for China’s Zheng in Aussie heat

20-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China’s Zheng Jie described how she felt sick and had palpitations before needing medical treatment for heat stress in worrying scenes at the Australian Open on Friday. [...]
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Rise in Bird Flu Cases in China Stokes Worry Before Peak Travel Time

20-Jan-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

China is disclosing a steadily growing number of cases of H7N9 bird flu, including four more cases announced on Friday, reviving concerns among health experts that the [...]
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The Asian tiger mosquito is on our doorstep

20-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Theaustralian | 6:00 AM

IN 2005 Peter Moore, a young honours student at the University of Queensland, was dispatched to the Torres Strait with a team to trap mosquitoes. The islands are home to a [...]
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India is Polio Free

18-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Blogs | 6:00 AM

Two weeks into 2014, and we have already received one of the best public health stories of the year: India is polio free. For a country that accounted for over half of the [...]
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Indonesia’s innovative healthcare scheme

18-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Andre Soni Asmara isn’t sure of the exact cause of the sporadic pain he feels in his chest, or the frequent tiredness he experiences. For the past two years, he has [...]
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China reports new H7N9 bird flu death

18-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

China has reported a new death from the H7N9 bird flu virus, state media said on Friday, bringing the toll this year to at least four as the disease returns following its [...]
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Australian scientists microchip bees to map movements, halt diseases

17-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australian scientists are gluing tiny sensors onto thousands of honey bees to track their movements in a trial aimed at halting the spread of diseases that have wiped out [...]
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