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Malaysia reports first pregnant Zika patient

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ZIKA. A pest control worker fumigates a school classroom on the eve of the annual national Primary School Evaluation Test in Kuala Lumpur on September 4, 2016. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

The 27-year-old woman in the southern state of Johor is the third case detected in Malaysia, where fears of a full-blown outbreak emanating from Singapore are mounting

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (Sept. 7, 2016) — Malaysia on Wednesday, September 7, reported its first case of a pregnant woman with Zika – a resident of a Malaysian state bordering Singapore where authorities have already recorded 275 cases.  Continue reading Malaysia reports first pregnant Zika patient

Singapore expects Zika to spread as cases surpass 250

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ZIKA FIGHT. A pest control worker checks for mosquitoes breeding in a drainage duct at Bedok North housing estate in Singapore on September 2, 2016. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Environment Agency confirm 16 new cases, 4 of which are not linked to existing cluster areas

SINGAPORE (Sept. 6, 2016) — The number of cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Singapore reached 258 on Monday, September 5, with health authorities warning it is no longer contained in one part of the city-state and likely to spread further.  Continue reading Singapore expects Zika to spread as cases surpass 250

WHO warns of risk of ‘marked increase’ in Zika cases

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HEALTH THREAT. Doctor William Araya shows a jar with larvas of the mosquito Aedes Aegypti, that transmit the Zika virus, the Dengue and the Chikunguna, at a laboratory in San Jose, Costa Rica, January 27, 2016. Photo by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA

‘As seasonal temperatures begin to rise in Europe, two species of Aedes mosquito which we know transmit the virus will begin to circulate,’ the WHO says

PARIS, France (Apr. 25, 2016) — The UN’s health agency warned Monday, April 25, of the potential for a “marked increase” in Zika infections, and the spread of the virus to new parts of the world, even as the outbreak declines in Brazil. Continue reading WHO warns of risk of ‘marked increase’ in Zika cases

Vaccine an ‘additional strategy’ to fight dengue in PH

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FIGHTING DENGUE. The government will procure millions of Dengvaxia doses to immunize Grade 4 public school students in 3 regions. Photo from Sanofi Pasteur
Health Spokesperson Lyndon Lee Suy says actively pursuing steps against dengue, such as cleaning one’s surroundings, is still a better approach as it also targets other mosquito-borne diseases such as chikungunya and Zika

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 11, 2016) — As the world’s first-ever dengue vaccine becomes available in the Philippines, the Department of Health (DOH) reminded the public not to let their guard down against the disease.

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World’s first dengue vaccine now available in PH

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DENGUE VACCINE. The world’s first-ever dengue vaccine is now available in the Philippines. Photo from Sanofi Pasteur
An initial 300,000 doses will be made available to the private market

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 11, 2016) — The world’s first-ever dengue vaccine is now available in the Philippines – almost two months after it won regulatory approval in the country.

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