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Health 17 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

The nature of vaccines

An influenza vaccine contains three strains (two type A and one type B), representing the flu viruses likely to circulate in the upcoming season.

Community 01 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

Johor Zoo takes steps against bird flu

Johor Zoo has taken precautionary measures, like all other zoos nationwide, including caging all its birds.

Nation 05 Feb 2007 | 12:00 AM

No bird flu threat in Malaysia: Health Ministry

There is no cause for alarm over any threat of bird flu in Malaysia, despite reports of the virus spreading in other countries, the Health Ministry assured Monday.

Nation 06 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Bird flu detected, culling begins

A case of the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian flu strain has been detected in a village in Sg Buloh, the first incident in Malaysia after the outbreak in March last year

Nation 04 Feb 2016 | 12:00 AM

Subra: It’s now more vital to get rid of mosquito breeding grounds

PUTRAJAYA: It’s now more important than ever for people to rid their surrounding areas of mosquito breeding grounds to prevent the spread of dengue fever and the Zika virus, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam.

World 18 May 2016 | 10:32 PM

Zika virus may spread to Europe in coming months, WHO warns

LONDON, (Reuters) - The Zika virus, an infectious disease linked to severe birth defects in babies, may spread into Europe as the weather gets warmer, although the risk is low, health officials said on Wednesday.

Nation 07 Jun 2019 | 10:50 AM

DVS: Malaysia still free from African Swine Fever

PETALING JAYA: The Veterinary Services Department (DVS) has assured Malaysians that the country is free from African Swine Fever (ASF) and samples from commercial pig farms and wild boars show no signs of the virus.

Nation 08 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Import ban on pork products expanded

PETALING JAYA: Checks at pig farms in the country show no sign of African swine fever (ASF) thus far but the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) has imposed an import ban on pigs and pig products from China, Poland, Belgium, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia as a precautionary measure.