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Picnickers wary of health issue

21 July 2017

WITH the bacterial infection leptospirosis making the news, many members of the public have become wary of indulging in the activity of visiting waterfalls and rivers where there is a risk of expsosure to the potentially deadly illness.

Ministry widens health radar scope

20 July 2017

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry has stepped up screenings for tuberculosis (TB) and other infectious diseases, said Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam.

Infectious diseases making comeback

19 July 2017

Infectious diseases that the country successfully curbed in the past are on the rise again. As authorities tackle the rabies menace in Sarawak and northern Perak, the latest statistics show an increase in tuberculosis and leptospirosis. More people die of TB every year than from dengue fever, with many cases diagnosed late and consequently, turning fatal.

Villagers carry on living without dogs

19 July 2017

KUCHING: An unnatural stillness has descended on Kampung Paon Sungai Rimu Bakung, two weeks after the Bidayuh village in Serian district was declared rabies-infected.

NIOSH: Prevent leptospirosis problem from getting worse

16 July 2017

PETALING JAYA: The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has urged all relevant authorities to step up efforts in tackling the increasing number of leptospirosis cases in the country.

What new strain of leptospirosis?

13 July 2017

JOHOR BARU: Hospital Sultanah Aminah director Dr Aman Rabu is shocked after reading a news report about a new strain of leptospirosis that was supposedly found in the body of a deceased tahfiz student.

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