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China reports second case of new bird flu strain

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

Chinese authorities have confirmed the second human case of the new H10N8 strain of bird flu, contracted by a woman who is in critical condition in hospital in the east of [...]
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Korea orders bird flu lockdown

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

South Korea imposed on Monday a 12-hour lockdown on poultry farms in three provinces to curb a spreading bird flu outbreak, banning the movement of animals, people and [...]
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Korea expands poultry cull on bird flu fears

Korea expands poultry cull on bird flu fears

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

South Korea is expanding a poultry cull in a bid to contain the spread of bird flu that has been found on an increasing number of farms around the country and in migratory [...]
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Medical charity in Burma says treated wounded near alleged massacre site

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

Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Friday it had treated 22 people in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state who had apparently been wounded last week around the [...]
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1918 Flu Pandemic That Killed 50 Million Originated in China, Historians Say

1918 Flu Pandemic That Killed 50 Million Originated in China, Historians Say

25-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Nationalgeographic | 6:00 AM

The global flu outbreak of 1918 killed 50 million people worldwide, ranking as one of the deadliest epidemics in history. For decades, scientists have debated where in the [...]
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Alibaba, Yunfeng to invest $170 million in drug data project

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

Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group said on Thursday it would help fund a pharmaceutical information platform being developed by CITIC 21CN Co., a subsidiary of CITIC [...]
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Bird flu spikes in China ahead of Lunar New Year

Bird flu spikes in China ahead of Lunar New Year

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

A spate of bird flu cases since the beginning of the year in China has experts watching closely as millions of people and poultry are on the move ahead of the Lunar New Year [...]
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Emergency health kits reach strained medical facilities in the Philippines

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Unicef | 6:00 AM

Demar John, 7 months old, is at a Rural Health Unit (RHU) in the central Philippines town of Estancia with his mother Claris, 23. “He has frequent cough. For five days, [...]
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Deadly bird flu surges in China as millions travel

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Usatoday | 6:00 AM

Four more cases of deadly bird flu were reported in China on Wednesday, bringing the season’s total in that country to 221. Fifty-seven people have died. The surge in [...]
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Two cases of H1N1 virus confirmed in Vietnam

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

Thirteen high school students in Hanoi, Vietnam, are suspected to have contracted the swine virus, the health ministry said. Samples of the 13 patients have been taken for [...]
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China pollution: How it affects travellers

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

The southern Chinese city of Suzhou has been eulogised by artists since the Tang Dynasty. The poet Bai Juyi wrote: “In front of storied buildings everywhere waft the [...]
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Mainland H7N9 patient dies in Taiwan

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Shanghaidaily | 6:00 AM

An H7N9 avian flu patient from the Chinese mainland died on Monday in Taipei, Taiwan’s disease control authority said yesterday. The 86-year-old man from Changzhou City [...]
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Man behind second imported case of H7N9 in Taiwan dies

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Asiaone | 6:00 AM

The person behind the second imported case of H7N9 influenza passed away on Monday night due to bacterial pneumonia and septic shock, the Central Epidemic Command centre [...]
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Vietnam reports first bird flu death in nine months

Vietnam reports first bird flu death in nine months

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

Vietnam has recorded its first death from bird flu in nine months, according to the country’s health ministry, as regional concerns over a potential resurgence of the [...]
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Air pollution boosts NW Pacific cyclones

Air pollution boosts NW Pacific cyclones

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

Surging air pollution from China and other fast-growing Asian economies has intensified winter cyclones in the northwest Pacific, scientists said Tuesday. Winter cyclones in [...]
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