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World 08 Jun 2015 | 11:35 PM

From red pepper paste to quarantine: South Korean village shut by MERS

SEOUL (Reuters) - Fear in South Korea over the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus has kept crowds down at baseball games, prompted churchgoers to bow instead of shake hands and led to an entire village being placed in quarantine.

AseanPlus News 07 Jun 2015 | 12:00 AM

Containing the MERS virus

Public concern is rising across the country over an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome, which has so far infected 35 people, killed several and closed more than 500 schools.

South Korea 04 Jun 2015 | 12:00 AM

S. Korea president urges action as MERS closes schools

SEOUL: South Korean President Park Geun-hye urged officials to ease rising public panic over an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) that has infected 30 people, killed two and closed hundreds of schools.

Nation 18 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM

No HFMD outbreak in Johor, says exco man

JOHOR BARU: Parents have been advised not to panic as there is no outbreak of the hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in Johor although it claimed one victim last week.

Nation 16 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM

Clean-up near HFMD-hit school begins

JOHOR BARU: Villagers have lent a helping hand in cleaning the area surrounding SJKC Chien Chi, where a Year One pupil Goh Zhi Shan died of what is believed to be foot and mouth disease (HFMD).

Nation 08 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM

Health D-G: Outbreaks under control

PETALING JAYA: There are close to 13,000 cases of flood-related infectious diseases at relief centres in the devastated east coast states but no deaths so far.

Nation 05 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM

Flood victims getting psychological help, too

PETALING JAYA: The psychosocial support provided by psychiatric and medical experts from the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre has helped alleviate trauma among the flood victims.

TECH 23 Oct 2014 | 5:47 PM

Samsung joins fight against Ebola

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd says it will donate 3,000 Galaxy S3 Neo smartphones to support the ongoing fight against Ebola.

World 09 Sep 2014 | 4:55 AM

Homeland Security botched pandemic preparedness - U.S. report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security failed to assess the supplies it needed to deal with a potential pandemic and now has expired stockpiles including medications, 200,000 respirators and 4,184 bottles of hand sanitisers, an inspector general report showed.

Health 29 Jul 2014 | 11:55 AM

A healthy (and cool) win for fist bumps

According to some scientists, fist bumps are apparently more hygienic than handshakes.