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Improper refrigerated vaccines risk lives in China

22-Mar-2016 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

China has been urged by food and drug administration to investigate approximately 570 million yuan ($88 million) worth of improperly refrigerated vaccines sold since 2010, [...]
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Beijing reports two more imported yellow fever cases

22-Mar-2016 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

The Beijing Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning announced two more imported yellow fever cases, days after China’s first imported case was confirmed in [...]
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China orders probe after polluting factory fined just $90

22-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s environment ministry has ordered an investigation after a provincial environmental protection body fined a polluting factory just 603 yuan ($90) for dumping [...]
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China vows crackdown on fake vaccines amid scandal

22-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Chinese authorities have pledged to crack down on the black market sale of vaccines after a case was made public involving nearly $90 million worth of illegal vaccines that [...]
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Indonesia’s mentally ill languish in shackles

22-Mar-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

In a small faith healing centre in rural Indonesia, Sulaiman chanted in a confused fashion, tugged at a chain attached to his ankle, and shifted restlessly on a hard, wooden [...]
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Taiwan at great risk of Zika spread: virologist

19-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Taipei Times | 6:00 AM

Taiwan and China’s Hainan Island are at greater risk than anywhere in the region of having locally transmitted cases of the fast-spreading Zika virus, according to a [...]
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Graphic cigarette warnings not in keeping with Chinese traditions, official says

18-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Scare pictures of cancer-ravaged lungs printed on cigarette packets do not fit with “Chinese cultural traditions”, state media on Tuesday reported an official of [...]
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Singapore to ban cigarette displays in stores

16-Mar-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s parliament on Monday voted to ban the display of cigarettes in a bid to further curb the habit in a nation which already has one of the world’s lowest [...]
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Dengue fever cases rise in Malaysia

15-Mar-2016 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s eastern Sabah state has recorded 913 cases of dengue fever between January and March 10, marking an increase of 70 cases compared to the same period last [...]
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China confirms first imported yellow fever case

15-Mar-2016 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission on Sunday confirmed the nation’s first imported yellow fever case in Beijing. Yellow fever is an acute [...]
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Philippines steps up measures to combat Zika virus

15-Mar-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has launched an action plan to combat the spread of the Zika virus, Philippine Health Secretary Janette Garin told reporters on Monday (March 14), playing [...]
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Influenza outbreak fading, good treatment resources

12-Mar-2016 Intellasia | China Post | 6:00 AM

The current influenza outbreak in Taiwan, while still widespread, has been winding down and there are sufficient medical resources to treat flu patients, the Ministry of [...]
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Influenza outbreak waning: health ministry

12-Mar-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The current influenza outbreak in Taiwan, while still widespread, has been winding down and there are sufficient medical resources to treat flu patients, the Ministry of [...]
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Taiwan and Hainan at Risk of Zika Spread, Scientist Warns

11-Mar-2016 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Taiwan and the southern Chinese island province of Hainan are at greater risk than anywhere in mainland China of having locally transmitted cases of the fast-spreading Zika [...]
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Taiwan and Hainan at Risk of Zika Spread, Scientist Warns

10-Mar-2016 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Taiwan and the southern Chinese island province of Hainan are at greater risk than anywhere in mainland China of having locally transmitted cases of the fast-spreading Zika [...]
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