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Made-in-Singapore kit can test for 3 viruses, including Zika, in 2 hours

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

Scientists in Singapore have developed a kit that can test for the dengue, chikungunya and Zika viruses all at the same time in a matter of two hours. Now ready for use, the [...]
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China says 21 of its nationals in Singapore infected with Zika

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

China’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that its embassy in Singapore had been informed by the island state’s health ministry that 21 Chinese nationals in the [...]
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Zika in Malaysia: What you need to know about the virus

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

Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the [...]
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Malaysia confirms first Zika case, victim had visited Singapore

Malaysia confirms first Zika case, victim had visited Singapore

01-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:06 PM

Malaysia reported its first case of Zika on Thursday, a woman who tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus after a visit to neighbouring Singapore, where 115 people have [...]
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Singapore confirms Zika spread; US and other countries issue travel warnings

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

Confirmed cases of Zika virus in Singapore rose to 82 on Tuesday, as the United States joined a growing list of countries warning pregnant women or those trying to get [...]
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Singapore confirms 26 more local transmission Zika cases – media

Singapore confirms 26 more local transmission Zika cases – media

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

Singapore confirmed 26 more cases of locally-transmitted Zika infections on Tuesday, bringing the tally to 82, local media reported, citing the health ministry and National [...]
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HK records 188 new HIV cases

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

A total of 188 new cases of HIV infection were reported in Hong Kong in the second quarter of 2016, health officials said on Tuesday. Of the 188 cases, 98 acquired the [...]
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Australia, Taiwan, Korea & UK issue travel advisories for Singapore

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

The governments of UK, Australia, South Korea and Taiwan have issued travel advisories for tourists to Singapore as the city-state reported new locally transmitted Zika [...]
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Singapore Zika outbreak forces southeast Asian countries to take threat seriously

01-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Humanosphere | 6:00 AM

Zika is spreading in southeast Asia, but with minimal screening and reporting, the number of official cases remains unusually low. The region is beginning to confront the [...]
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Zika and pregnancy: Frequently asked questions

01-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Today | 6:00 AM

Amid an outbreak of locally-transmitted Zika cases, concerns have been raised over how pregnant women should cope. The Ministry of Health has released a list of Frequently [...]
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HK’s first local case of dengue fever for 2016 confirmed: 79-year-old victim was frequent zoo visitor

01-Sep-2016 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Some 81 people in the city have been treated for the mosquito-borne disease this year A 79-year-old woman who often visited the Zoological and Botanical Gardens has become [...]
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Singapore urges tests for pregnant women with Zika signs

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

Singapore on Wednesday urged all pregnant women showing symptoms of fever or rashes to have themselves tested for the Zika virus after the number of cases in the city-state [...]
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Big jump in number of Zika cases in Thailand

01-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Asiaone | 6:00 AM

The number of detected Zika infections in Thailand has jumped significantly this year compared to recent years. Between 2012 and 2015, an average of just five people were [...]
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Southeast Asia needs to up its game to combat Zika – experts

Southeast Asia needs to up its game to combat Zika – experts

31-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The spread of the Zika virus across tropical Southeast Asia is likely to be significantly under-reported as local health authorities fail to conduct adequate screening, [...]
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Singapore steps up Zika prevention effort as confirmed cases rise to 56 POSTED ONLINE

31-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Singapore confirmed 15 new cases of locally-transmitted Zika infections on Monday, taking the tally to 56 as authorities step up efforts to contain the outbreak. All the [...]
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