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Nation 29 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

Ministry steps up Zika monitoring

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry is stepping up monitoring efforts at the two access points in Johor in response to news that a Malaysian woman was found to be infected with the Zika virus in Singapore.

Nation 28 Aug 2016 | 5:48 AM

Health Ministry steps up monitoring at entry points following Singapore Zika case

PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry has increased monitoring at the two main entry points to Johor following reports of a confirmed Zika case in Singapore.

Nation 27 Aug 2016 | 1:38 AM

First case of diphtheria in Perak confirmed

IPOH: The Health Ministry has reported the first case of diphtheria in Perak involving a four-year-old girl from Taiping.

Nation 25 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

New ‘Vaccine refusal’ stamp for children’s health records

PETALING JAYA: The words “Vaccine refusal” will be stamped on the health record books of babies and children aged up to six in Pahang if their parents or guardians reject vaccination for them.

Nation 25 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

First diphtheria victim in S’gor

SEREMBAN: A three-year-old boy who did not get immunisation for diphtheria has become the first victim in Selangor and 27th nationwide to be taken ill by the highly contagious bacterial infection.

Nation 23 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

More focus on cancer patients

JOHOR BARU: A new national strategic plan to address the needs of cancer patients is on the cards.

Nation 22 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

Additional diphtheria jab for 10-year-old children in 2017

KOTA KINABALU: Ten-year-old children who have not completed their diphtheria vaccination schedule will most likely be given an additional jab next year.

Nation 22 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

Housemen in long wait for MO posts

PETALING JAYA: Housemen have to wait for several months before they are given a medical officer (MO) post at public hospitals, sources claimed.

Nation 12 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

HFMD cases rise dramatically

PETALING JAYA: There was a 50% spike in hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) cases to 1,885 nationwide from July 31 to Aug 6 compared to the week before, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Nation 05 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

Health Dept steps up efforts to contain spread of diphtheria

SEREMBAN: All confirmed diphtheria cases must be reported to the authorities within 24 hours as efforts are being stepped up to contain the spread of the disease.