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Nation 17 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Doc: Notify authorities of suspected atypical pneumonia cases

The Association of Private Hospitals Malaysia has asked its members to notify health authorities of suspected cases of atypical pneumonia, which has claimed nine lives, mostly in Asia.

AseanPlus News 17 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

World health threat

B>HANOI:/BA ninth person has died of a mystery form of pneumonia that the World Health Organisation says cannot be stopped by standard drugs and is being spread across the globe by air travellers.

Business 17 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Index futures cautiously bullish

MDEX Index Futures. A weekly column by G.M. Teoh.

Lifestyle 18 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fly versus fly

Way down in Mexico, a grisly factory breeds livestock-and-man-eating flies, sterilises them and uses them to breed with fertile ones in the wild. ELIZABETH FULLERTON writes about something you don#8217;t want to read just before or after lunch.

Business 18 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Foreign business news in brief

Foreign business new in brief including from Sydney that Macquarie Bank Ltd has bought Zurich Capital Market#8217;s international agricultural commodities business.

Nation 18 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sickly passengers banned from flights

As airlines around the world move to ban passengers displaying flu-like symptoms from boarding their planes following the current scare of atypical pneumonia, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) said it will provide protective masks for them on its flights.

Other Sport 19 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hong Kong Sevens may lose NZ to pneumonia outbreak

New Zealand's sevens rugby and field hockey teams are reconsidering taking part in upcoming events in Asia because of the threat of war in Iraq and a pneumonia outbreak.

AseanPlus News 19 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Nervous travellers avoid HK

B>HONG KONG:/BArrivals from South-East Asia fell by over 80% in the past few days as travellers avoided the territory following the outbreak of a deadly atypical pneumonia even as 40 more people had been admitted to hospital here with the disease.

Nation 19 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

War games on despite threat

The worldwide health threat due to atypical pneumonia will not jeopardise a 10-day joint military exercise planned in Kedah in May by the Malaysian and Thai armies.

Lifestyle 20 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Time's up

After 12 years of failure to bring Saddam Hussein down, America#8217;s patience has run out at last. ANTON LA GUARDIA tells of the Iraqi president#8217;s tenacious grip on power.