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Dept drafts regional fish quarantine procedures

The Fisheries Department has drafted a harmonised quarantine procedure to facilitate the effort by Asean countries to prevent and reduce the risk of pathogens or diseases transferred within the region.

Girl who died on birthday had heart ailment

The 12-year-old girl who died on her birthday on Wednesday after experiencing fever and breathing difficulties died of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart resulting in it being 'swollen and weak'.

World health threat

B>HANOI:/BA ninth person has died of a mystery form of pneumonia that the World Health Organisation says cannot be stopped by standard drugs and is being spread across the globe by air travellers.

Herbs may help AIDS patients

A Malaysian herbal formula is being studied for its effectiveness as a complementary treatment for HIV/AIDS patients to help them sustain a longer and higher quality of life.

Fear heightens, schools closed

B>HONG KONG:/BFour schools here were ordered shut for a week after 182 of their students were found to have family members who have contracted the deadly atypical pneumonia as many parents expressed fear of their children catching the disease while at school.

Hong Kong comes under pressure to close all schools

B>HONG KONG:/BEducation authorities here are coming under mounting pressure to shut down all 2,100 schools and kindergartens in the territory amid a widening outbreak of the mysterious atypical pneumonia.

Vaccine for pigs clue to fighting SARS

B>WASHINGTON:/BA vaccine used to treat viral respiratory infections among pigs could prove useful in finding a cure for a mysterious pulmonary ailment that has killed more than 100 people worldwide, a leading US epidemiologist said.

Crowd stops SARS victim's cremation

A hysterical crowd prevented the cremation of Thailand's second SARS victim in their neighbourhood for fear the virus would spread through the air, local newspapers reported Wednesday.

Deaths of fitter patients baffling

B>HONG KONG:/BHealth officials said yesterday they were trying to figure out why six relatively young SARS patients with no aggravating illnesses have died in recent days.

Work as one to check SARS

SARS or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome is now so well known no one would confuse it with Sekolah Agama Rakyat anymore.

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