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Mexico joins Philippines, Brazil with dengue vaccine

13-Sep-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

While the world awaits a Zika vaccine, the first ever injection against dengue fever is spreading, with Mexico becoming next week the latest country where people can get the [...]
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Thailand finds 21 new cases of Zika in Bangkok, including pregnant woman

Thailand finds 21 new cases of Zika in Bangkok, including pregnant woman

13-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Twenty-one new cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus have been confirmed in central Bangkok, including a pregnant woman who later gave birth with no complications, [...]
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Husband of third patient is Malaysia’s 4th Zika case

13-Sep-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The husband of the 27-year-old pregnant woman in Johor Baru, tested positive with Zika recently, is now the fourth victim of the mosquito-borne virus infection in the [...]
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The Zika Virus in Southeast Asia: Singapore Reports Its First Case, WHO Issues a Warning

12-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Itechpost | 6:00 AM

The Zika virus started its deadly scourge in Brazil with more than 4000 babies affected between October 2015 and January 2016. Now, the deadly virus is extending its claws in [...]
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Asian nations plan fund to better prepare for health emergencies, says WHO

12-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Thomson Reuters Foundation | 6:00 AM

Eleven countries in South and East Asia on Friday agreed to establish an emergency fund to strengthen their health services to better respond to outbreaks of diseases, [...]
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12 new cases of Zika in Singapore; total number now 304

12 new cases of Zika in Singapore; total number now 304

12-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

The number of cases of locally transmitted Zika cases topped 300 as the Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed another 12 cases as of noon on Friday (September 9). There are 10 [...]
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Singapore says unclear if local Zika strain causes birth defects

10-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Singapore said on Thursday it did not know if the Zika virus detected in the country could cause the same birth defects and other disorders linked to an outbreak in Latin [...]
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As migration continues to accelerate in south-east Asia, UN health agency calls for a focus on migrants’ health

10-Sep-2016 Intellasia | UN | 6:00 AM

Noting greater vulnerability of the health of migrant populations, including heightened risks of infectious diseases, malnutrition, substance abuse and maternal and neonatal [...]
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Drug-resistant bacterial infections rising in Thailand, study says

09-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Drug-resistant bacterial infections are increasing in Thailand because of poor policy and an absence of regulation and are killing more than 19,000 people a year compared [...]
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Malaysia on high Zika alert

09-Sep-2016 Intellasia | News.com.au | 6:00 AM

Malaysia is stepping up efforts to warn people of the risks of Zika after it confirmed its first case of a pregnant woman with the mosquito-borne virus. The Ministry of [...]
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Singapore Zika cases hit 283; potential new cluster Elite Terrace

Singapore Zika cases hit 283; potential new cluster Elite Terrace

09-Sep-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Eight new cases of locally transmitted Zika were confirmed on Wednesday (Sep 7), bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Singapore to 283. Authorities added that [...]
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China offers ‘free screening’ for travellers from Zika-hit countries

09-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China will offer Zika health screenings for travellers from Singapore and other affected countries, the quarantine bureau said on Wednesday, without explaining whether the [...]
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Malaysia confirms first pregnant woman infected with Zika

09-Sep-2016 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s health ministry on Wednesday said they have detected a new case of Zika virus in a pregnant woman living in Johor Baru, which borders Singapore. The patient, [...]
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Singapore Zika cases hit 275; new potential cluster at Bishan found

Singapore Zika cases hit 275; new potential cluster at Bishan found

08-Sep-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

17 new cases of locally transmitted Zika were confirmed on Tuesday (Sep 6), bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Singapore to 275. Authorities added that there is [...]
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Malaysia expects more Zika cases as virus spreads in Southeast Asia

08-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

Malaysia is bracing for more Zika cases, officials said on Sunday, after detecting the first locally infected patient, which could further stretch a health system struggling [...]
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