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  1. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Malaysia reports first Asian death from Mers virus

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:24am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia sees first Asian death from Mers virus A Malaysian man who went on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia has become the first death in Asia from Middle East respiratory syndrome, while the Philippines has isolated a health worker who tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. Malaysia's health ministry said the Muslim man returned ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Visitors to Saudi Arabia warned to steer clear of camels amid Mers threat

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 04:23am by SARAH KARACS

    ... a department spokesman said. The Mers coronavirus, which is related to the fatal severe acute respiratory syndrome, was first recorded in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and has spread to Europe, Malaysia ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dengue fever surge triggers mosquito alert

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:06am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Elizabeth Cheung elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com Dengue fever surge triggers mosquito alert Health chiefs have urged travellers headed to Guangdong province and places including Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia to try to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes after a surge in dengue fever that is believed to be responsible for at least three deaths. More than 10,000 cases ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Illicit cigarette study is blowing smoke, says council on smoking and health

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Brunei and Malaysia, which ranked first and second, respectively. The findings were contested by COSH. A study done by the council and the University of Hong Kong showed the consumption rate ...

  5. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Mers virus unlikely to spread in Asia: World Health Organisation

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... the Philippines and Malaysia, however, have reported cases of patients who apparently caught the virus after travelling to the Middle East. These people had not infected others in their countries, ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    First case of Mers virus confirmed in US, in traveller from Saudi Arabia

    Posted May 04th 2014, 06:45am by Reuters

    ... Although the vast majority of Mers cases have been in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, the discovery of sporadic cases in Britain, Greece, France, Italy, Malaysia and elsewhere have raised ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Condoms rise to the occasion in breakage and leakage tests

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 05:06pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... not making the grade. Both ranges exceeded the limit of 10 failures per 315 samples. Both were labelled as having been made in Malaysia, the council said. "Although the failure rates in both ... the company's factory had been in Malaysia, but that it had moved its factory to Thailand in March in order to improve product quality. The Consumer Council has now conducted eight rounds of condom ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    The rise of medical tourism: buyer beware

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... by market researcher Global Information of six regional hotspots for medical tourism- India, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and South Korea- the industry in Asia is expected to grow ... are 30 per cent cheaper than the [Hong Kong] Sanatorium." A latecomer to medical tourism, Malaysia is fast catching up with the leading players such as Singapore. Last month, it opened ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New swine flu virus found by University of Hong Kong researchers

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... is carried by fruit-eating bats, was discovered in Malaysia in 1999 after it spread from pigs to farmers and caused encephalitis and pneumonia. The HKU researchers said the new virus ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Botulism bacteria found in New Zealand dairy products

    Posted Aug 04th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... newspaper The Mirror reported three of the customers were based in China. New Zealand authorities have contacted officials in Australia, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam. So far, ...




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