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Man jailed 8 months for smuggling 23 puppies into Singapore

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

A Malaysian man was on Wednesday (December 28) sentenced to eight months’ jail for illegally importing 23 puppies, 11 of which later succumbed to illness and died. Yeun [...]
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China reports first two human deaths from bird flu this winter

26-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Two people in China’s Anhui province have died from H7N9 bird flu, the first fatalities in China among this winter’s cases, while Macau reported its first human [...]
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Bird flu infects 7 people in China this month, killing 2

24-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

China has reported at least seven cases of bird flu in humans across the country this month, including two deaths, as authorities take steps to guard against an outbreak. [...]
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China Confirms Third Human Bird Flu Infection, Stirs Fears of Spread

China Confirms Third Human Bird Flu Infection, Stirs Fears of Spread

24-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

China has found two more cases of human bird flu infection, bringing this week’s total to three and stoking fears the deadly virus could spread at a time when other [...]
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Shanghai says treating man diagnosed with bird flu

24-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Shanghai’s health authority has confirmed it is treating a man diagnosed with H7N9 bird flu, the third case of human infection in China this week. The man travelled [...]
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Kyushu bird flu outbreak brings fresh cull as Asia spread fears grow

24-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Asahi | 6:00 AM

A virulent strain of airborne bird flu extended its shadow across northeast Asia as Japan launched a new chicken cull on a southern island, days after gassing hundreds of [...]
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China confirms second human bird flu infection this week

China confirms second human bird flu infection this week

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Chinese authorities have confirmed a second case of human bird flu infection this week, state media reported late on Wednesday, as South Korea and Japan battle to control [...]
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Chinese farmers bolster bird flu defences as Asia outbreaks, and jitters, spread

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Chinese chickens are being fed more vitamins and vaccines as jittery farmers ramp up hen-house sterilisation in a bid to protect flocks against a virulent strain of airborne [...]
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Eighth confirmed Zika case in Malaysia, 67-year-old man from Petaling Jaya infected

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

A 67-year-old man from Petaling Jaya, Selangor is the eighth confirmed Zika case in the country. In a statement today, the Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham [...]
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Japan culling 210,000 birds amid spreading avian flu

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan has begun slaughtering about 210,000 farm birds in northern Hokkaido to contain another outbreak of a highly contagious strain of avian flu, an official said on Sunday. [...]
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Philippines sex stance in focus as Aids cases rise

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

SEX remains the elephant in the bedroom for many Filipino households. And for health officials, avoiding the topic is alarming, amid the growing number of young Filipinos [...]
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Vietnam’s HCM City reports more Zika cases

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Global Times | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s HCM City has so far detected 139 Zika patients in 23 out of its 24 districts, including 18 pregnant women, the municipal Preventive Medicine centre said [...]
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Korea raises bird flu alert to highest level for first time

Korea raises bird flu alert to highest level for first time

17-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s agriculture ministry raised the country’s bird flu alert status to the highest level for the first time on Thursday as the disease has spread [...]
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Korea orders record cull of poultry to contain bird flu

17-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea has ordered its biggest-ever cull of chickens and other poultry to fight a bird flu outbreak that is spreading at an unprecedented rate, the Agriculture Ministry [...]
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Two Malaysian doctors among Asia’s top 10 scientists, tech entrepreneurs

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

Two Malaysians have been selected as finalists in Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 list. Malaysian public [...]
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