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World 28 Feb 2016 | 1:19 AM

France says detects first sexually transmitted Zika case

PARIS (Reuters) - France has detected its first sexually transmitted case of Zika in a woman whose partner had travelled to Brazil, the epicentre of an outbreak of the virus, a senior health official said on Saturday.

World 22 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

China says it will limit use of executed prisoners' organs

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will limit the use of organ transplants from executed prisoners within two years, a senior health official said on Thursday, after the country ramps up a volunteer donor programme aimed at curtailing the controversial practice.

World 14 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Thai bird flu baby recovers, grandma cleared

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Bangkok toddler who tested positive for bird flu is now fully recovered, but will have to remain in hospital for three weeks to meet international health requirements, a senior health official said on Monday.

World 30 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Jakarta says no evidence bird flu killed 2 brothers

JAKARTA (Reuters) - There is no evidence bird flu killed two brothers who died this month just days before a third sibling was admitted to hospital with the deadly virus, a senior Health Ministry official said on Wednesday.

World 04 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia confirms eighth death from bird flu

Hariadi Wibisono said the results on the 25-year-old woman, who died earlier this week, made her Indonesia's eighth confirmed death from the H5N1 strain of bird flu.

World 05 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Bird flu kills Thai man, second death this year

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A 27-year-old Thai man has died of bird flu, the country's second death this year and its 16th victim since the H5N1 virus swept across parts of Asia in late 2003, a senior health official said on Saturday.

World 03 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia confirms eighth death from bird flu

Hariadi Wibisono told Reuters the results on the 25-year-old woman, who died earlier this week, made her Indonesia's eighth confirmed death from the H5N1 strain of bird flu.

World 26 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Bird flu kills Thai youth amid new outbreaks

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A 17-year-old Thai has died of the H5N1 bird flu virus, the country's 15th death since the virus swept across parts of Asia in late 2003, a senior health official said on Wednesday.

World 20 Nov 2008 | 12:00 AM

Better security lures 800 doctors back to Iraq

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Improvements in security have persuaded 800 doctors to return to Iraq in 2008, a senior health official said on Thursday.