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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    WHO officials say deadly West Africa Ebola outbreak could last months

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:52am by Associated Press in Conakry, Guinea

    ... Keiji Fukuda of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said that while other outbreaks have seen more cases, the current one is remarkable for the wide area over which it has spread – from Guinea’s ... will never be tested, the precise start of the outbreak will never be known, he said. “We fully expect to be engaged in this outbreak for another two, three, four months.” Dr Keiji Fukuda Officials ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Mers on the rise, but WHO not yet declaring a global health emergency

    Posted May 16th 2014, 01:24am by WASHPOST

    ... of international concern, according to WHO spokesman Keiji Fukuda. The emergency committee found that much of the recent surge in cases was from large outbreaks of Mers in hospitals in Saudi Arabia, where ... measures. Basic measures, such as washing hands and proper use of gloves and masks, would have an immediate impact on reducing the number of cases, Fukuda said. The virus, which causes Middle East ...

  3. News - World

    We can conquer Ebola epidemic, WHO assures west Africa

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 01:59am by AFP

    ... bulletin just a week ago. "These kinds of outbreaks, these diseases, can be stopped," Keiji Fukuda, assistant director-general for health security at the WHO, said, as 11 west African ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Coronavirus sparks fears of wider human transmission

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... sustainable person-to-person spread," WHO deputy chief Keiji Fukuda told diplomats gathered in Geneva for the World Health Assembly, the UN agency's decision-making body. There has already ... in a hospital setting. But Fukuda said the WHO was looking into "whether this has the potential to have a more extensive spread". Given the high fatality rate relative to the number of cases, ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    WHO won't block haj visits to Saudi Arabia over Mers

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and inform the public about how to reduce the risks of infection. While the WHO did not call for travel and trade restrictions, its health security chief Keiji Fukuda said it was poised to issue ... serious medical conditions WHO health security chief Keiji Fukuda "We do recognise that this is a risk for travellers and that there are certain steps that individual travellers and countries ...

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    Chinese joining the scramble to escape Ebola

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... Ebola cases and deaths have shot up in recent months. "We think six to nine months is a reasonable estimate," the WHO's Keiji Fukuda said during a visit to Liberia, speaking ...

  7. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Former Japanese premier Fukuda visits Beijing, may have met Xi Jinping

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:26pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok Kristine.kwok@scmp.com Japan's ex-prime minister Yasuo Fukuda held talks with President Xi Jinping when he visited Beijing last weekend in his capacity as chair of the Boao Forum for Asia Ex-Japan PM may have met Xi in secret visit Former Japanese prime minister Yasuo Fukuda reportedly visited Beijing on a secret mission and possibly held a meeting ...

  8. News - Asia

    Japanese have duty to visit war shrine, says minister Keiji Furuya

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 01:41am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Japanese have duty to visitwar shrine, says minister A Japanese cabinet minister yesterday visited a Tokyo shrine that honours the dead, including war criminals, in what has repeatedly caused friction with Japan's neighbours. Keiji Furuya, who chairs the National Public Safety Commission, said he paid respects yesterday morning at the Yasukuni shrine ...

  9. Chinese H5N1 virus targeted for possible vaccine

    Posted Jan 05th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... when needed. WHO Global Influenza Programme co-ordinator Keiji Fukuda said in Geneva yesterday it was the first Chinese virus identified as a potential candidate strain for a H5N1 human ... vaccine. But Dr Fukuda said it was not the first time China had worked with the WHO to develop vaccine strains. China had provided vaccine strains of seasonal flu for many years and had shared ...

  10. Bid to end confusion over bird flu strains

    Posted Dec 09th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... been circulating in the world since 2005. There have been animal infections with this virus and there has also been human infection,' said Dr Heymann. Keiji Fukuda, co-ordinator ... and that China's massive vaccination programme for poultry had failed, or even made the strain resistant to the vaccines. However, Dr Fukuda and other members of the mission visiting China said ...




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