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September 4, 2018 1:13 PM Latest bird flu case detected in Tuaran

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Veterinary Service Department detected the latest bird flu outbreak in two villages in Tuaran. Sabah Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Junz Wong said the bird flu outbreak was detected in Kampung Laya-Laya Tuaran and Kampung Ladang Tenghilan Estate. "These two areas are confirmed positive with bird flu since Aug 23, but checks 53

August 30, 2018 4:41 AM Old foe, cholera, returns to haunt Algeria

BOUFARIK, Algeria: Outside a hospital in Algeria, worried relatives arrive daily in a desperate bid to talk to those quarantined inside — the victims of the country's first cholera outbreak in more than 20 years. Cases began appearing in early Aug and two people have so far died, with scores hospitalised in Boufarik, about 20km south of Algiers 10

August 16, 2018 2:48 AM Indonesian ban on poultry from Malaysia has no impact on exporters

PETALING JAYA: Indonesia's ban on the import of fresh poultry and unprocessed products from Malaysia shipped after Aug 9 will not have any impact on Malaysian exporters, as they have not been in the market for more than a year now. According to an industry player who declined to be named, a ban on Malaysian poultry has actually been in effect since the H5N1 avian 26

August 10, 2018 12:25 PM Downward trend in HFMD cases: Health Minister

PUTRAJAYA: The number of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) cases nationwide showed a downward trend over the last two days, said Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. He said 710 HFMD cases were reported nationwide yesterday, involving the closure of three nurseries, 10 kindergartens/pre-schools and several classes in five schools. "It is hoped that the HFMD cases 12

August 7, 2018 12:29 PM Four more dead from Ebola in DR Congo

BENI, DR Congo: Four more people have died from Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, two weeks after another outbreak that killed 33 people in the northwest was declared over, the Congolese health ministry has said. Four new deaths from people who tested positive for the disease were recorded in the Beni region in North Kivu province, a region 16

August 5, 2018 2:29 AM Ebola outbreak in DR Congo believed to have killed 33

KINSHASA: A new outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo is believed to have killed 33 people in the east of the country, the health ministry said Saturday. Thirteen Ebola cases have been confirmed since the fresh outbreak was declared on Aug 1 in North Kivu province. While just three of the fatalities have been among the 13 confirmed 13

July 31, 2018 3:33 AM Action to be taken against child care centres, premises with high HFMD cases

KUALA LUMPUR: Action will be taken against premises that record a high number of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said today. He said no actions have been taken so far, but the ministry would act against these premises, especially child care centres. "On the aspect of taking down statistics and numbers, we have to record 15

July 29, 2018 5:23 AM Education Ministry awaiting full report on boy's death from suspected HFMD

JOHOR BARU: The Education Ministry is still awaiting the full report on the death of a two-year boy in Mukah, Sarawak from suspected hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) yesterday, said Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching. She said the ministry needed to ascertain if the incident stemmed from school or public areas. "If two cases are confirmed in the same classroom 11

July 21, 2018 10:34 AM One Sabah school still closed due to HFMD

SANDAKAN: Only one school in Sabah remains closed following the hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) outbreak early this month. State Education Department director Datuk Maimunah Suhaibol said Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SJKC) Chung Hwa in Sipitang, was the only school closed now. She said the nine other schools in the state that were closed earlier 10

July 15, 2018 10:49 AM Cholera outbreak kills 6 in Cameroon

DOUALA: Six people have died in Cameroon from a cholera outbreak that has infected 43 people since May, the health ministry said. "Cases of cholera were documented since May 2018 in four districts in northern regions," health minister Andre Mama Fouda said in a statement sent late Saturday. He said one case of the disease had been found in the capital 14