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Philippines 02 Feb 2018 | 12:55 PM

Dengue vaccine row wreaks havoc on Philippine war on disease

MANILA: Widespread fears over a controversial dengue vaccine that some blame for child deaths are wreaking havoc on the Philippines’ war on preventable diseases, with many parents refusing to get their children immunised, a senior health official said Friday.

World 16 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

Measles kills 197 people in Malawi since January

LILONGWE (Reuters) - A measles outbreak has killed 197 people in Malawi since the start of this year, the highest number recorded in the country in the last decade, a senior health ministry official said on Sunday.

World 04 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia bars doctors from female genital cutting

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Doctors and nurses in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, can no longer perform female genital cutting, a senior Health Ministry official said on Wednesday.

World 31 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Indonesian boy tests positive locally for bird flu

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A 15-year-old Indonesian boy has tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu, a senior health ministry official said on Wednesday, citing results of a local laboratory.

AseanPlus News 15 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

Getting info to curb HIV

SINGAPORE may introduce legislation empowering health workers to ask HIV patients for information on their sexual partners, a senior health official said in remarks published yesterday.

World 09 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Local tests show two Indonesian women have bird flu

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Two Indonesian women from an area just east of the capital are in hospital after local tests showed they had the H5N1 bird flu virus, a senior Health Ministry official said on Thursday.

World 09 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Local tests show two Indonesian women have bird flu

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Two Indonesian women from an area just east of the capital are in hospital after local tests showed they had the H5N1 bird flu virus, a senior Health Ministry official said on Thursday.

World 05 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia confirms fifth human bird flu death

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian woman who died in October had bird flu, bringing total deaths from the disease in the world's fourth most populous country to five, a senior Health Ministry official said on Saturday.

World 05 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia confirms fifth human bird flu death

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian woman who died in October had bird flu, bringing total deaths from the disease in the world's fourth most populous country to five, a senior Health Ministry official said on Saturday.

AseanPlus News 11 Jul 2018 | 5:28 AM

Thai cave rescue: Most of 12 boys lost an average of 2kg, but otherwise healthy

CHIANG RAI (Reuters): Most of the boys rescued from a Thai cave on Tuesday (July 10) lost an average of 2kg during their ordeal but were generally in good condition and showed no signs of stress, a senior health official said on Wednesday (July 11).