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Nation 13 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Nurses remain free of deadly disease

None of the 50,000-odd registered nurses in the country have been infected by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), thanks to the infectious disease control protocol and guidelines imposed by the Health Ministry.

Nation 19 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Travellers told to declare health status or face the music

Travellers who do not declare their health status on declaration cards upon arrival in Malaysia can be penalised or jailed, Disease Control Division deputy director Dr Hassan Abdul Rahman said.

Nation 22 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Special team to deal with bio-terrorism

The Health Ministry has set up a multi-disciplinary team to establish a national plan to face infectious disease outbreaks including bio-terrorism attacks.

AseanPlus News 28 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

WHO: Virus shows need for new health regulations

B>GENEVA:/BVoicing its alarm at the spread of the SARS virus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday vowed to step up efforts towards overhauling outdated international health regulations to deal more effectively with epidemics and the threat of bio-terrorism.

AseanPlus News 28 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Heat and strain change see rise in dengue cases

THE hot weather and a cyclical change in the dominant strain of dengue here may explain why doctors are seeing a doubling in the number of cases this year.

AseanPlus News 12 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Patients who lie to docs face fine and jail

IN its strongest signal yet that the war on SARS is far from over, the government served notice on Tuesday that it will come down hard on anyone who lies to a doctor about his symptoms or where he has travelled to.

Nation 18 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sg Buloh to host infectious diseases centre

The soon-to-be-completed Sungai Buloh Hospital will be the country's Centre for Infectious Diseases, said Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng.

Nation 24 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Apec to discuss SARS impact

Strategies to minimise the economic impact of SARS will be discussed at the Special Apec Senior Officials and Health Ministers Meeting on SARS in Bangkok on Friday.

Nation 24 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ministry: Winter may see new SARS outbreak

A new wave of SARS could break out towards the end of the year, the Health Ministry warned.

Nation 28 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia to produce own vaccines

Malaysia will develop its own vaccines to ensure sufficient supply to protect newborn babies and boost resilience towards endemic diseases, said Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng.