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26 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

Health director advises those with symptoms for measles to seek treatment

This to avoid health complications, as well as to contain further outbreak, advised Sarawak Health director Dr Jamilah Hashim.

5 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

France says H5N1 bird flu virus confirmed in swans

The ministry said it was increasing its bird flu threat level to

5 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

France says H5N1 bird flu virus confirmed in swans

The ministry said it was increasing its bird flu threat level to

13 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Sharing bird flu virus samples must benefit all - WHO

David Heymann, assistant director-general for communicable diseases at the WHO, said bird flu virus samples are tradable goods and must be treated as such by drug companies and industrialized countries.

28 May 2007 | 12:00 AM

Bird flu hits ninth province in Vietnam

Tests on ducks at a poultry farm in Ninh Binh province showed they were infected with the H5N1 virus, the Agriculture Ministry's Animal Health Department said in a report seen on Monday.

22 May 2007 | 12:00 AM

New bird flu cases at Vietnamese duck farms

Tests have confirmed the H5N1 virus infected waterfowl in three northern provinces of Son La, Quang Ninh, Nam Dinh and the southern Mekong delta city of Can Tho from May 16 to May 19, the Agriculture Ministry's Animal Health Department said.

14 May 2007 | 12:00 AM

Access to flu vaccines now a hot issue

At this week's World Health Assembly, some developing countries will argue for a new system to ensure they have affordable access to vaccines if an avian flu pandemic breaks out.

19 Feb 2007 | 12:00 AM

Russia confirms bird flu outbreak caused by H5N1

Poultry farms around the capital were under tight control after animal and plant health watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said at the end of last week that several birds died from the virus in villages around Moscow.

3 Feb 2007 | 12:00 AM

Bird flu outbreak kills 2,500 birds on English farm

Government veterinary experts were called to the farm near Lowestoft in eastern England late on Thursday and preliminary tests show the birds were killed by the H5 strain of avian flu.

3 Feb 2007 | 12:00 AM

Japan affirms 4th outbreak of H5N1 bird flu this yr

The Agriculture Ministry said in a statement on Saturday that test results had shown that the outbreak in Miyazaki prefecture, first detected earlier this week, was due to the H5N1 virus.