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World 03 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Scientists say human bird flu pandemic preventable

LONDON (Reuters) - Three million doses of antiviral drugs, vigilance and reducing social contact could contain an outbreak of human avian flu and prevent a global pandemic that could kill millions, scientists said on Wednesday.

World 02 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

HK experts see no mutation in swine flu - paper

Three Hong Kong health experts investigating the outbreak in Sichuan province have identified the bacteria as Streptococcus suis and found no evidence that the victims had been infected by any other bacteria, the South China Morning Post reported.

Nation 26 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Penans puzzled by outbreak of measles

The Penans in Bakun are bewildered over the measles outbreak that has killed 14 of them and put 35 in hospital.

Nation 26 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Virus not a new strain, says Chan

Tests on samples of the measles that killed 14 Penans revealed that the virus was a known strain, Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan said Tuesday.

Nation 24 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Measles control: Bakun area put under quarantine

The Bakun area in Sarawak, where a measles outbreak has killed 13 Penan children and an adult in recent weeks, has been put under quarantine.

Nation 23 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

14 Penans die in measles outbreak

Thirteen children and an adult from a Penan community have died in a measles outbreak in the Bakun region.

Health 17 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Wary of an influenza pandemic

First, it was the Spanish (human) flu. Then followed a few major human flu outbreaks that had significant impact. Now, there's a fear of influenza viruses from animals crossing the species barrier and resulting in human-to-human transmission, writes HOOI YOU CHING.

Lifestyle 28 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

The mutant threat

i>The New Killer Diseases: How the Alarming Evolution of Mutant Germs Threatens Us All/iby Elinor Levy Mark Fischetti is reviewed by SEE YEE AI.

AseanPlus News 26 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Jakarta acts to check dengue

Scientists started collecting hundreds of blood samples from Indonesia's worst-hit dengue fever areas yesterday to determine whether they were contending with a new strain of the mosquito-borne virus, officials said.

AseanPlus News 19 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

New virus strain blamed for Indon dengue outbreak

A new virus strain could be responsible for an outbreak of dengue fever in Indonesia that has killed at least 169 people since the start of the year, health officials said yesterday.