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World 04 Mar 2016 | 10:13 PM Premium

Exclusive - White House and states to craft Zika attack plan at summit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will gather state and local officials next month to urgently craft a plan to attack the hard-to-control mosquito that spreads the Zika virus.

Nation 26 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

A (H1N1): Self-quarantined employees to get 7-day MC on full pay

The Cabinet decided Friday that any employee on self-quarantine on suspicion of having the Influenza A (H1N1) will be given a seven day medical leave with full pay.

World 20 Aug 2016 | 8:00 AM Premium

Zika spreads to Miami Beach, U.S. expands travel warning

MIAMI/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Federal health officials on Friday warned pregnant women not to travel to trendy Miami Beach after Florida confirmed that the mosquito-borne Zika virus was active in the popular tourist destination.

Nation 22 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

A (H1N1): SRK Assunta 2 closed for a week (Update 3)

SRK Assunta 2 in Petaling Jaya has been told to close for a week from Monday following a locally transmitted case of Influenza A (H1N1) being detected in the school, making it the second school to close due to the disease.

Nation 21 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

A(H1N1): First school in Malaysia closed (Update 2)

SJKC Jalan Davidson is the first school in Malaysia to be closed after an 11-year-old student testing positive on Friday for the Influeza A(H1N1) was found to have transmitted the virus to her noshade size=-1 width=50%>

Nation 26 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

A(H1N1): More than 1,000 cases now

There were 54 new influenza A (H1N1) cases today as opposed to 44 new cases on Saturday, bringing the total number in the country to 1,075.

AseanPlus News 11 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

WHO: Thai measures adequate

B>BANGKOK:/BA World Health Organisation official yesterday praised Thailand#8217;s strict measures to halt the spread of a deadly flu-like illness, saying they would enable the country to contain a local outbreak should one occur.

Nation 17 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

A (H1N1): First locally-transmitted case confirmed (Update)

A 17-year-old girl admitted at the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) has been confirmed as the first person who has caught Influenza A (H1N1).

AseanPlus News 31 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Singapore steps up war on Zika in areas affected by outbreak

SINGAPORE: The authorities have stepped up efforts to contain the Zika virus.

World 06 Feb 2016 | 8:40 AM Premium

Zika alarm grows amid U.S. sex link, rising birth defects in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Authorities in Brazil said on Friday Zika has been detected in patients' saliva and urine, adding to the concern over the spread of the virus, while U.S. officials offered new guidance on sex for people returning from Zika-hit regions.