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  • Headway on AIDS threatened by funding slowdown

    July 23, 2017 4:21 AM 16

    PARIS: Progress in beating back the AIDS epidemic risks being eroded by a funding shortfall set to grow under Donald Trump's proposed cuts to global health projects, experts and campaigners warned ahead of a major HIV conference. If adopted by Congress, the 2018 Trump budget could deprive some 830,000 people, mostly in Africa, from life-saving anti-AIDS

  • Malaysia among top 10 HIV-infected nations in Asia-Pacific region

    July 23, 2017 3:36 AM 15

    A visitor takes part in a HIV knowledge survey conducted by volunteers at the Red Ribbon Popup Store. — Picture courtesy of Malaysian AIDS CouncilNEW YORK, July 23 — Malaysia is one of the 10 countries which together accounted for over 95 per cent of all new HIV infections in the Asia-Pacific region, a report issued by the United Nations says. The report

  • Two girls bitten by rabid dog in Kuala Sepetang

    July 16, 2017 11:30 AM 33

    IPOH: Two girls have been bitten by a dog which was infected with rabies at the fishing village of Kuala Sepetang, about 70km from here. Veterinary Services Director-General Datuk Dr Quaza Nizamuddin Hassan Nizam said the dog owner's 11-year-old daughter and niece, 12, were bitten at a house in Tepi Sungai on July 4. The girls were sent to the Kuala

  • Rabies: Pet dogs vaccinated after rabies case near Taiping

    July 16, 2017 11:17 AM 29

    The Kuala Sepetang case was detected when dog owner reported on July 13 that his dog had died eight days after biting his daughter and niece. PUTRAJAYA: The Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) today vaccinated pet dogs in Kuala Sepetang, Taiping, Perak, following the rabies case detected in the area. DVS director-general Dr Quaza Nizamuddin Hassan

  • Rabies: No new cases detected, confirms State Disaster Management Committee

    July 15, 2017 4:45 PM 4

    KUCHING: There are no other rabies cases confirmed so far, according to the State Disaster Management Committee. “For now, there are four confirmed cases of rabies in Serian – three of the young victims died, while the fourth victim is in critical condition at Sarawak General Hospital (SGH),” said a statement issued by the secretariat at 5pm yesterday

  • West Nile Virus now detected in Colorado’s Weld, Delta and Larimer counties

    July 15, 2017 12:44 AM 8

    Only one reported case of an infected human this year so far West Nile virus was detected in mosquitoes in Weld County in the first week of July, adding to those already found in Larimer and Delta counties. Despite this, there has only been one reported case of a person contracting the disease this year, in Jefferson County. Last year, the state had 149 reported

  • Free anti-HIV drugs offered to celebrate HRH Princess Soamsawali’s 60th birthday

    July 13, 2017 3:53 AM 9

    The Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre is providing anti-HIV drugs or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for free at the Thai Red Cross Anonymous Clinic to celebrate Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali’s 60th birthday anniversary, the Red Cross has posted on Facebook. Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali, who turns 60 on Thursday, has supported the work of the AIDS Research

  • WHO investigates Fiji Hospital's bacteria outbreak

    July 10, 2017 2:48 AM 16

    SUVA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) will investigate this week the recent deaths of four babies at Fiji's Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva from a suspected bacterial infection, China's Xinhua news agency reported. The four babies had died between May 24 and June 15 at the CWM Hospital's Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Dr James Fong, CWM Hospital's

  • Another possible case of rabies in Serian

    July 8, 2017 8:00 AM 7

    KUCHING: A girl from Serian has been admitted to the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) here after showing signs of being infected by the rabies virus. However, her blood test results are still pending and she has not been confirmed to be suffering from rabies. If her blood test results come back positive with the virus, she will be the fourth rabies victim

  • New suspected rabies victim admitted to Sarawak GH

    July 8, 2017 7:08 AM 18

    Women, Family and Community Development Minister Rohani Abdul Karim says victim from same village as one of the earlier victims in Serian. PETALING JAYA: Another girl from Kampung Lebur, one of the five villages categorised as a rabies-infected area in Serian, has been admitted to the Sarawak General Hospital in Kuching after she developed symptoms related