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AseanPlus News 04 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Saudis to test pilgrims for SARS during haj

B>RIYADH:/BThe Saudi authorities are to test pilgrims for SARS and have worked out an 'integrated crowd control strategy' to prevent deadly stampedes during the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, a newspaper reported yesterday.

AseanPlus News 20 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Fifth death from bird flu

An eight-year-old girl has been confirmed as the fifth person to die in Vietnam from an outbreak of bird flu, while nine other children with respiratory ailments are being tested for the virus, doctors said yesterday.

Nation 28 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Governments must come up with preventive measures

THE outbreak of bird flu in this region has, unfortunately, a very familiar ring to it. Comparisons with the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Nipah and, most recently, Fujian flu outbreaks are unavoidable.

Education 22 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

New dean for IMU medical faculty

PROF Victor K. E. Lim has been appointed Dean of the International Medical University's Faculty of Medicine, from Feb 1. He is also Professor of Pathology.

AseanPlus News 25 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Cheaper healthcare for migrants

THE more than four million migrant workers and their family members in Shanghai will have more access to basic medical assistance beginning this year as the metropolis reforms its medical system.

AseanPlus News 13 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Shanghai to switch off ‘light pollution’

Most Shanghai grown-ups still have childhood memories of fantastic starry summer nights.

Nation 24 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Beijing back on SARS alert list

All passengers flying in from Beijing have been ordered to fill up health declaration forms in the wake of four confirmed or suspected Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome patients, one of whom had died.

Nation 24 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Group pledges co-operation to fight diseases, bio-terrorism

Asean, together with China, Japan and South Korea, have pledged to work together to fight emerging and resurging diseases and to counter future bio-terrorism threats.

AseanPlus News 28 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Cocktail of vaccines for children in China

China has incorporated BCG vaccine, poliomyelitis vaccine, chin cough vaccine, diphtheria vaccine and tetanus vaccine into its planned immunity programme for children, according to Health Ministry officials. Governments of all levels will pay for these vaccines.

AseanPlus News 19 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

China lauds rejection of Taiwan

China applauded the World Health Organisation's decision to reject Taiwan's attempt to become an observer, and slammed countries who sponsored the proposal for wasting the assembly's time.