Tag archive for ‘Malaysia’
By Robert On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

MERS coronavirus makes first appearance in Asia: Malaysia, Philippines report MERS-CoV cases

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has been confirmed for the first time in Asia as the Malaysian Ministry of Health reports a confirmed death in a man from Batu Pahat, Johor. Image/Maureen More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, March 24th, 2014
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Erik Wemple, Washington Post, praises CNN’s ‘over-coverage’ of missing Malaysian plane

CNN has taken the lead with coverage surrounding the missing plane from Malaysia, even sacrificing reports on other hot stories. Malaysia Airlines 370 aircraft_Search area photo/PauloMSimoes via wikimedia commons Erik More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Boat reports ‘suspicious objects,’ thought to be debris from missing Malaysia Airlines plane

A Singaporean vessel participating in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has informed Vietnamese authorities that it has found some “suspicious objects” that may be from the missing aircraft, More...

By Robert On Saturday, March 8th, 2014
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Search continues for missing Malaysian airliner, three Americans onboard

The search continues for a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing that vanished somewhere over the South China Sea, according to the latest from the airline. Public domain image/Adrian More...

By Robert On Thursday, March 6th, 2014
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Malaria vaccine, PfSPZ, to be available by 2019: Sanaria CEO

A malaria vaccine developed by Rockville, MD company, Sanaria Inc, will debut in 2019, according to a report in the Malaysian news source, Bernama today. Plasmodium falciparum ring forms/CDC The report say that More...

By Robert On Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Malaysia dengue cases top 18,000, experts predict 60,000 this year

The number of dengue fever cases in Malaysia during the first two months of 2014 has been a dramatic increase as compared to the same period last year, according to a report on The Star this week. Averaging approximately More...

By Robert On Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Cases of the ‘Monkey malaria’, Plasmodium knowlesi, up in Malaysia

Health officials in Malaysia are showing concern over the increases in cases of the “Monkey malaria”, Plasmodium knowlesi in humans in recent years, according to a Sun Daily report today. Universiti More...

By Robert On Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Dengue fever cases still high in Malaysia, Singapore

The number of dengue fever cases in these two south east Asian countries continue to increase at a considerable pace, according to the latest stats from Malaysia and Singapore. A female Aedes aegypti mosquitoImage/CDC Malaysia More...

By Robert On Thursday, February 20th, 2014

H7N9: China bird flu total hits 350

The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) is closely monitoring, as of yesterday (February 19), two additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) respectively in Foshan More...

By Robert On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Malaysia reports imported human H7N9 avian influenza case

The Ministry of Health in Malaysia (MOH) is reporting an imported case of H7N9 avian influenza in a 67-year-old female tourist to Sabah, according to a MOH press release dated Feb. 12 (computer translated). Details More...

By Robert On Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Malaysia reports nearly 10,000 dengue cases in first month of 2014 prompting use of biological agent BTI

The mosquito borne virus, dengue has started strong in Malaysia during the first month or so of 2014, with health officials reporting 9,453 and 17 deaths since Jan. 1, according to a recent Sun Daily report. This More...

By Robert On Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Malaysia: Dengue cases double in 2013

The number of dengue fever cases reported in Malaysia in 2013 has doubled the total case count in the country last year, according to a New Strait Times (NST) report Saturday. The report cites the following health More...

By Robert On Monday, August 19th, 2013
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Malaysia reports nearly 2,800 leptospirosis cases so far this year

The Malaysian Health Ministry is reporting a total of 2,775 cases of the spirochetal disease, leptospirosis, as of Aug. 10 this year, according to a New Strait Times report. Of the total cases reported so far, 23, More...

By Robert On Monday, July 8th, 2013

South Africa hockey players, Jonty Robinson and Austin Smith, recovering from dengue fever

The South African Hockey Association said in a statement Monday that national players Jonty Robinson and team captain Austin Smith are being closely monitored in hospital following their contracting Dengue Fever, More...

By Robert On Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

The word ‘Allah’ can only be used by Muslims in the Malaysian state Selangor

If your a Christian,a Hindu or anything but a Muslim in Selangor state, Malaysia, you are banned from using  the word “Allah”, according to a RT report today. The Sultan of Malaysia’s Selangor More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

600 cobras seized in Thailand smuggling bust

Thai customs on Tuesday displayed 600 cobras they said were smuggled through the southern border from Malaysia. Police said a pick-up car was stopped on Monday night at a customs checkpoint in Petchaburi province, More...

By Robert On Monday, November 12th, 2012

CDC issues advisory for travelers to Tioman Island, Malaysia due to Sarcocystosis outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel notice for the Malaysian island of Tioman due to an outbreak of the parasitic infection, sarcocystosis. Sarcocystis life cycle/CDC According More...

By Robert On Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Japan reports first imported case of Plasmodium knowlesi

Plasmodium knowlesi, sometimes considered the fifth human malaria species, is still mostly known as a malaria of macaques in southeast Asia where 78% of the monkeys tested were positive, according to a paper More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Normaya Mokhtar, Japanese teacher, found dead with 7 month old son

A Japanese language teacher at the Sekolah Menengah Sains Bagan Datoh was found dead next to seven month old son at the teachers’ living quarters. Normaya Mokhtar, age 33, was found by a colleague who declined More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Sharnaath Kumar, Malaysia boy, left in car by mom found dead

A 5-year-old boy, allegedly left for 6½ hours in his mother’s vehicle, was found dead by the woman on Tuesday. Photo/CRIME SCENE DO NOT CROSS / @CSI?cafe via wikimedia commons Sharnaath Kumar, was found with More...

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