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TOKYO (Reuters) - A decision by Japan to stop recommending adolescent girls receive a HPV vaccination will likely result in almost 11,000 deaths from cervical cancer if it is not reversed, according to a study in a prestigious medical journal.
BINH XUYEN, Vietnam (AFP) - More than 10,000 people in villages near Vietnam’s capital were placed under quarantine on Thursday (Feb 13) after six cases of the deadly new coronavirus were discovered there, authorities said.
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The private sector has been encouraged to install thermal scanners at their premises, especially at the main entrance of buildings.
ASUNCION (Reuters) - Paraguay health officials said on Friday that deaths from dengue fever increased to 16 in the South American country's worst outbreak of the disease in the last decade, severely straining its health system.
International Condom Day was on Feb 13, a day before Valentine’s Day. With sex being the main way of HIV transmission, it’s time we take a harder look at using condoms.
PUTRAJAYA: The remaining passengers on the MS Westerdam cruise ship in Cambodia will not be allowed to enter Malaysia after an 83-year-old American woman on board the ship tested positive for Covid-19 (novel coronavirus) after flying into Malaysia.
JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ANN): Indonesian Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto said on Monday (Feb 17) that Singapore is not the "epicentre" of the coronavirus outbreak despite the rise in the number of confirmed cases in the Republic. He also said the immigration and health authorities of the two countries are working together to prevent infected patients from entering Indonesia
MUKONO, Uganda/YAOUNDE, Cameroon (Reuters) - When Margaret Ntale Namusisi's three daughters called her in Uganda to say they were being quarantined at their university in Wuhan, China, because of the coronavirus outbreak, she sent money and told them: "Run very fast and do shopping."
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will maintain its current strategy of identifying Covid-19 cases even as scientists are increasingly finding that the disease can spread much more easily compared to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), though not having the same lethal effects.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Saturday that the number of new coronavirus cases in the country had doubled to 433, and officials suggested that the tally could rise significantly as more than 1,000 people who attended a church at the centre of the outbreak reported flu-like symptoms.