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Zika cases surge to 115 in Singapore, 21 Chinese nationals among affected

03-Sep-2016 Intellasia | ANI | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s Ministry of Health has confirmed that Zika virus is on a surge in the country, with 115 locally-transmitted cases, including a pregnant woman. “Over [...]
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Six Bangladeshis infected with Zika in Singapore

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

Six Bangladeshis were tested positive with Zika virus in Singapore, the Bangladesh High Commission in Singapore said on Thursday. “The patients are presented with mild [...]
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Zika outbreaks most likely to hit eight countries in Asia, Africa

03-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

The worsening Zika outbreak in Singapore and its potential to spread elsewhere in Asia and beyond is rapidly raising alarms among health experts. Singapore has at least 151 [...]
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Singapore Zika cases top 150; China steps up arrivals checks

Singapore Zika cases top 150; China steps up arrivals checks

02-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:45 AM

China intensified its checks on people and goods arriving from Singapore on Thursday, as an outbreak of the Zika virus in the small city-state was confirmed to have spread to [...]
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Pregnant woman in Singapore infected with Zika as cases soar

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

The number of confirmed Zika cases in Singapore surged past 100 late Wednesday, including the first pregnant woman to be infected by the disease which can cause deformities [...]
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Big hike in Zika cases in Thailand

02-Sep-2016 Intellasia | The Nation | 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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Zika Worsens in Singapore, and US Experts Are Worried

Zika Worsens in Singapore, and US Experts Are Worried

02-Sep-2016 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s outbreak of Zika is worsening fast and US health official say they are worried. Singapore, a city-state about two-thirds the size of Washington, D.C., has [...]
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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 as Singapore’s total cases rise to 115

Malaysia confirms first Zika case as Singapore’s total cases rise to 115

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

The outbreak of the Zika virus spread in Southeast Asia Thursday, after Singapore noted that total cases had risen to 115 while Malaysia confirmed that its first reported [...]
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Chinese nationals, Bangladeshis, Malaysians among Zika cases in Singapore

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

Foreign nationals including Bangladeshis, Chinese, Indians and Malaysians are among the 115 confirmed Zika infection cases in Singapore. While Malaysia announced its first [...]
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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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