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Vietnam Intensifies Struggle against Zika and Dengue Viruses

07-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Prensa Latina | 6:00 AM

The Vietnamese health ministry urged the local governments today to intensify the struggle against the Zika and dengue viruses, faced with their fast spread in neighbouring [...]
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Pregnant women warned against travel to Singapore

07-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Newsinenglish | 6:00 AM

Norway’s public health institute (Folkehelseinstitutt) has warned pregnant Norwegian women against travelling to Singapore, where authorities are fighting an outbreak [...]
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Singapore expects Zika to spread as cases surpass 250

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

The number of cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Singapore reached 258 Monday, with health authorities warning it is no longer contained in one part of the city-state [...]
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6th Zika case confirmed in Philippines

07-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed that a woman from Iloilo City tested positive for the Zika virus, the sixth case recorded in the country. DOH Undersecretary [...]
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Isolation of Zika cases to end from Tuesday: MOH

07-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Yahoo Singapore | 6:00 AM

Suspected Zika cases are no longer required to be isolated while waiting for test results as of from Tuesday (6 September), said the Ministry of Health (MOH). As the cases of [...]
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Singapore’s Zika outbreak jumps to 242 cases, as potential new cluster emerges

07-Sep-2016 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

The number of locally-transmitted Zika virus cases in Singapore jumped to 242 over the weekend, with most cases linked to the existing cluster in the city-state’s east, [...]
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Singapore’s Zika cases send warning signal to Asia

07-Sep-2016 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

In just one week, Zika cases in Singapore have gone from zero to 258, raising concerns about a potential rapid surge in cases across Asia. A recent study estimates that [...]
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Philippines sees 1st local transmission of Zika this year

07-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The Philippines yesterday reported the first case of a locally transmitted Zika infection for the year, its sixth Zika case since 2012. Health officials said a 45-year-old [...]
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One out of 19 women in Malaysia at risk of breast cancer

06-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

One in 19 women in Malaysia are at risk of getting breast cancer. Medical officer at the Tuanku Fauziah Hospital (HTF) here, Dr Norin Azna Shamsuddin said once a woman turns [...]
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Zika Virus in Singapore Likely Evolved From Southeast Asia

06-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Zika virus behind an outbreak in Singapore was not imported from South America, Singapore’s Ministry of Health said in a statement Saturday. Analysis by the [...]
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Expect more Zika cases, says Malaysian health minister

06-Sep-2016 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

New Zika cases will continue to emerge in Malaysia, said Health minister S. Subramaniam. “The confirmation of the second case of Zika in Kota Kinabalu suggests that the [...]
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One week on: 7 things about the Zika outbreak in Singapore

06-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

A week after the first locally transmitted Zika case was reported, Singapore’s numbers stand at 242 as of Sunday (September 4) night. Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong [...]
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Health Ministry: Spread of Zika here may mimic Singapore

06-Sep-2016 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 6:00 AM

The Zika virus infecting people worldwide has followed a typical cross-border proliferation as other illnesses. Health Ministry’s disease control division director Dr [...]
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Scientists say Singapore Zika is Asian, cases reach 200

Scientists say Singapore Zika is Asian, cases reach 200

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

Singapore on Saturday reported 215 cases of Zika infections as scientists in the city-state said the virus strain comes from within Asia and was not imported from Brazil. The [...]
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Singapore confirms 27 more locally transmitted Zika cases

Singapore confirms 27 more locally transmitted Zika cases

05-Sep-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 8:45 AM

Singaporeauthorities on Sunday confirmed 27 more cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection, bringing the total to 242. Twenty-five new cases were linked to the [...]
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