Death toll from new coronavirus in China rises to nine – Health Commission

BEIJING: China National Health Commission vide head Li Bin today said total of nine people have died from the new strain of coronavirus in China, with as many as 440 coronavirus cases currently confirmed in the country. “As of now,

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Lee: No trace of coronavirus detected in Malaysia

SEPANG: Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye said no traces of coronavirus have been detected in the country. He said 61 of the 267,054 passengers and airline crew members screened at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) from Jan

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Influenza A: SK Stella Maris first Sabah school to close

KOTA KINABALU: A primary school here, Sekolah Kebangsaan Stella Maris has been ordered to close after six students were reported to have contracted Influenza A or H1N1. Sabah Health and People’s Wellbeing Minister Datuk Frankie Poon Ming Fung in confirming the closure said

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The effects of Screen Dependency Disorder

The next time you leave your house and venture off into a public place, take a minute to look around. If we’re living on the same planet, it won’t be long before you see a child with eyes glued to a screen

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After SARS, the world is now under threat from another outbreak

Almost 20 years ago, a relatively unknown disease called Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) infected a person in Guangdong, south of China. Soon enough, the disease spread to more than two dozen countries such as North America, parts of South

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Influenza forces closure of two classes in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: Two classes in as many schools in Penang have been closed after some of the children were found to have come down with influenza. One of these is a Year Two class in Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SJKC)

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Tunku Azizah advises mothers to always keep an eye on children’s health

KUALA LUMPUR: Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah yesterday advised mothers to always be vigilant of their children’s health in the wake of emerging infectious diseases. Her Majesty said all mothers must also not take their children’s

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Four Dungun Polytechnic students feared drowned in Pantai Teluk Bidara

DUNGUN: A happy outing for six Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Polytechnic (PSMZA) students ended in a tragedy when four of them were feared drowned in Pantai Teluk Bidara here yesterday. In the incident at about 6.30 pm, Muhamad Luqman Hakim Al

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U.S. to screen passengers for new China coronavirus at three airports

WASHINGTON: The United States will begin screening efforts at three U.S. airports to detect travelers from the central Chinese city of Wuhan who may have symptoms of a new respiratory virus that so far has killed two people and infected

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Influenza cases among students continue to increase

KUALA LUMPUR: The number of influenza cases in several states have increased, with most involving schoolchildren. In Penang, education director Abdul Rashid Abdul Samad said the number of schoolchildren infected by influenza increased to 178 in 87 primary and secondary

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