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Japan culling 230,000 more birds over avian flu

Japan culling 230,000 more birds over avian flu

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

Japan has mobilised its military to help with a second mass cull of 230,000 chickens amid a spreading outbreak of a highly contagious strain of avian flu, officials said. The [...]
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Japan orders chicken cull on third bird flu outbreak in less than a week

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

Japan has started culling another 230,000 chickens after the discovery of a highly contagious form of bird flu on a farm in the north of the country, the local government [...]
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Bird flu outbreaks cause alarm across Asia

Bird flu outbreaks cause alarm across Asia

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Japan slaughters 300,00 birds as avian influenza also spreads in South Korea A stream of bird flu outbreaks across Asia has alarmed public health officials, reviving memories [...]
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Korea to cull 3pct of poultry to contain bird flu

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

South Korea will cull 3 percent of its total poultry population to curb an outbreak of bird flu that has hit a number of farms across the nation, its agriculture ministry [...]
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HIV in Philippines now a ‘youth epidemic’

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The National Youth Commission (NYC) expressed concern yesterday over the rising number of young Filipinos testing positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which it [...]
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Japan culling 330,000 birds to fight avian flu

Japan culling 330,000 birds to fight avian flu

30-Nov-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan has begun slaughtering more than 330,000 farm birds to contain its first outbreaks of a highly contagious strain of avian flu in nearly two years, the government said [...]
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Japan starts culling chickens, ducks after bird flu outbreak-media

30-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan started culling more than 300,000 chickens and ducks after a highly contagious form of bird flu was found in two locations in the north of the country, Kyodo news [...]
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Vietnam is latest country with high risk of Zika

Vietnam is latest country with high risk of Zika

30-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Independent | 6:00 AM

Vietnam is the latest country to receive a British government warning about Zika virus. The Foreign Office says that “UK health authorities have classified Vietnam as [...]
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Vietnam reports 93 Zika cases so far: official

29-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Vietnam has reported 93 Zika infection cases in nine localities nationwide so far this year, said Tran Dac Phu, head of the general Department of Preventive Medicine under [...]
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Cancer caused 13.56 per cent deaths in Malaysia last year

29-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

Last year, cancer contributed 13.56 per cent of all deaths in Malaysia, the third most common cause of death in the country. Health director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham [...]
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Asia set to replace Europe as second-largest healthcare market by 2025

28-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Enterpriseinnovation | 6:00 AM

Asia is set to replace Europe as the second-largest healthcare market in the world by 2025, according to research firm Frost & Sullivan. The new analysis, “Vision [...]
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Cancer caused 13.56 per cent deaths in Malaysia last year

28-Nov-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Last year, cancer contributed 13.56 per cent of all deaths in Malaysia, the third most common cause of death in the country. Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham [...]
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Korea issues temporary nationwide standstill order to contain bird flu

26-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s agriculture ministry said on Friday a temporary nationwide standstill order for poultry farms and related transport will take effect over the weekend in a [...]
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Korea raises bird flu alert as three more cases found at poultry farms

25-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea raised the country’s bird flu alert status on Wednesday to its second-highest level following three more outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5N6 strain [...]
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Korea slaughters 100,000 ducks as new bird flu cases emerge

25-Nov-2016 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

The South Korean government on Wednesday confirmed the slaughter of almost 100,000 poultry birds in an attempt to thwart the spread of bird flu, as two new cases of highly [...]
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