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Burma takes preventive measures against Zika

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

Myanmar is on high alert and has taken measures against Zika virus following the first case detected in the city of Yangon, health authorities said on Monday. A 32-year-old [...]
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Vietnam reports first microcephaly case likely linked to Zika – govt agency

Vietnam reports first microcephaly case likely linked to Zika – govt agency

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

Vietnam’s health ministry on Sunday reported a microcephaly case that it says is likely to be the country’s first linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The [...]
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Microcephaly case likely linked to Zika: Vietnam

01-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s health ministry yesterday reported a microcephaly case that it says is likely to be the country’s first linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The [...]
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Over 11m strokes occur every year in South-East Asia

31-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Deccanherald | 6:00 AM

On the eve of World Stroke Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) today said that over 11 million strokes occur every year in South-East Asia Region which includes India, [...]
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Burma confirms first case of Zika virus infection – state TV

Burma confirms first case of Zika virus infection – state TV

29-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A pregnant foreign woman in Myanmar’s largest city Yangon has been diagnosed with Zika, the first case of the mosquito-borne virus in the southeast Asian country, [...]
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World’s first dengue vaccine now available in Indonesia

27-Oct-2016 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

After 20 years of research, a vaccine to prevent dengue is now available for people in countries across the world. The first-ever dengue vaccine manufactured by multinational [...]
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Zika infections at ‘epidemic’ in Vietnam’s largest city

25-Oct-2016 Intellasia | AA | 6:00 AM

The Zika virus has reached pandemic levels in HCM City, with the number of cases in Vietnam now reaching nine. VN Express news site reported Thursday that the situation in [...]
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How Vietnam tries to stop false health scares from going viral

25-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Independent | 6:00 AM

In the age of social media, fears about outbreaks and epidemics can quickly spread out of control. How can health officials help contain the panic? In the spring of 2014, [...]
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Scientist says Southeast Asia not admitting to Zika spread

24-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

The Zika virus is far more prevalent in Southeast Asia than many nations are willing to admit, according to a leading Australian scientist. Scott O’Neill, dean of [...]
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4-year-old girl in southern Vietnam tests positive for Zika virus

24-Oct-2016 Intellasia | VNexpress | 6:00 AM

The country has confirmed nine cases so far as outbreaks continue in Asia. A 4-year-old girl from the Mekong Delta province of Long An has tested positive for the Zika virus, [...]
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How Vietnam tries to stop false health scares from going viral

22-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Independent | 6:00 AM

In the age of social media, fears about outbreaks and epidemics can quickly spread out of control. How can health officials help contain the panic? In the spring of 2014, [...]
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Zika infections at ‘epidemic’ in Vietnam’s largest city

22-Oct-2016 Intellasia | AA | 6:00 AM

The Zika virus has reached pandemic levels in HCM City, with the number of cases in Vietnam now reaching nine. VN Express news site reported Thursday that the situation in [...]
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In the face of Zika, Southeast Asia sees grounds for cautious hope

19-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

Disease experts trying to measure the risk of a mass Zika outbreak in Southeast Asia agree on one thing: It’s next to impossible to predict with any accuracy. Last [...]
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Asia’s Health Improving, But Progress Far From Universal: Study

18-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Asianscientist | 6:00 AM

The Global Burden of Disease Study reveal the key drivers of ill health, disability, and death in the different countries around the globe. Human health is improving globally [...]
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Subramaniam: Preventive measures stopped Zika spread, reduced dengue cases in country

18-Oct-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

A joint-prevention programme involving seven ministries and various agencies has helped reduce dengue cases and stopped the spread of the Zika virus in the country. Health [...]
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