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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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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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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 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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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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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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