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Pet Vaccination, Public Awareness And Surveillance Key Towards Rabies-free Southeast Asia - Experts

KUCHING, Dec 11 (Bernama) -- The goal of making Southeast Asia free from human rabies can be achieved through a total understanding of the disease, how it can be prevented and responsible pet ownership among communities, say experts.


Stop Rabies White Paper, Boehringer Ingelheim In Support Of 'zero By 30' Global Goal

By Mohamad Syazwan Mustafa

KUCHING,  Nov 29 (Bernama) -- Efforts to eradicate the rabies outbreak, and promote awareness about rabies elimination in Southeast Asia to support STOP Rabies, are among the main focuses highlighted in the white paper launched by Boehringer Ingelheim, at the Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations (FAVA) Congress 2023, in Kuching, Sarawak, on Nov 4.


Vivantis Technologies Elevates COVID-19 Testing Capacity In Malaysia

By Nadia Jumri

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – The world has been battling COVID-19 for close to a year now, with more than 200 countries and territories affected by the pandemic.

In Malaysia, the third wave of infections led to total case numbers spiking to over 75,000. Globally, the virus has infected more than 68 million people and caused over 1.5 million fatalities.

Due to the virus’ highly virulent nature, producing COVID-19 test kits has become a top priority for certain biotechnology companies focusing on research and development (R&D) in Malaysia.


UKM Hospital To Conduct Study On Potential Therapy For Leukaemia

By Durratul Ain Ahmad Fuad

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – A potentially effective treatment for patients with relapsed and refractory acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is in the works.

ALL is a type of blood cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s teaching facility Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz (HCTM) is collaborating with Plutonet Sdn Bhd on a study and clinical trial involving the Chimeric Antigen Receptor-T Cell (CAR-T) therapy, a revolutionary treatment found to be effective for ALL patients who cannot be treated with chemotherapy or are immune to it.


Embracing New Norms To Safeguard Against Pandemic

By Erda Khursyiah Basir

This article is in conjunction with the launch of the Embracing New Norms campaign by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in Pagoh, Johor, today.

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – With the end of the COVID-19 pandemic nowhere in sight, the best thing for Malaysians to do to keep themselves safe is to mask up and carry a sanitiser with them when going out, in addition to washing hands regularly and observing physical distancing.

Most of them have been taking these precautions since the Movement Control Order (MCO) was enforced on March 18 to break the chain of COVID-19 infections.

While the public, in general, has been adapting to the new norms, certain quarters are still throwing caution to the wind, which is why the government, beginning Aug 1, decided to make it compulsory for everyone to wear a face mask when travelling in public transport and in congested public places.


Understanding Dementia Better

By Siti Radziah Hamzah

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Imagine how you would feel if you wake up one morning in the house you have lived with your family for about 30 years and you are not able to recognise your surroundings. You look at the mirror and ask yourself, “Who am I, where am I?”

This is one of many symptoms indicating that you may have dementia, a debilitating disease that takes away the ability to retain memory, think clearly, behave normally and perform everyday activities.

Dementia is an increasingly common disease affecting ageing populations in especially low- and middle-income countries where access to social protection, services, support and care is limited. 


Hotels Willing To Serve As Quarantine Centres To Offset Losses

By Shanika Abdullatib and Soon Li Wei

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – Recently, a woman dubbed as Makcik Gelang Pink (Pink Wristband Auntie) and a few others gained infamy on social media when photographs of them went viral.

They were wearing pink wristbands, indicating that they were persons under surveillance (PUS) who were supposed to be undergoing mandatory14-day quarantine at home after having returned from abroad and Malaysians were infuriated by their audacity to be seen in public.

Soon after that, following the sudden rise in new COVID-19 cases, the government overturned its decision to allow home quarantine and effective July 24, all Malaysians returning from overseas must undergo compulsory 14-day quarantine at dedicated quarantine stations, either at a hotel or Public Training Institute.

 


COVID-19 spike in Sarawak to be raised in Dewan Rakyat today

KUALA LUMPUR, July 28  -- The government's plan to address the increase in COVID-19 cases in Kuching, Sarawak, is among the issues that will be discussed at the Dewan Rakyat sitting today.


Malaysia On International Radar For COVID-19 Achievements

By Rohani Mohd Ibrahim

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama) – Malaysia’s success in combating COVID-19 has earned the admiration of the international community.

And, ever since the Recovery Movement Control Order was enforced on June 10, foreign envoys and dignitaries in Malaysia have been paying courtesy calls on Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba and Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah to congratulate them on a job well done.

Malaysia’s targeted approach method to test individuals for COVID-19 and unstinted efforts to break the COVID-19 infection chain have led to the nation attaining a recovery rate of about 97 percent, as well as bringing down the number of remaining active cases to around 100 from over 1,000 previously.


Nine cosmetic products found to contain mercury, hydroquinone - Health DG

KUALA LUMPUR, July 15  -- The Health Ministry has urged the public against using and buying nine cosmetic products that have been found to contain scheduled poison, namely mercury and hydroquinone, which can be harmful to health.




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EXCLUSIVE

Pet Vaccination, Public Awareness And Surveillance Key Towards Rabies-free Southeast Asia - Experts

KUCHING, Dec 11 (Bernama) -- The goal of making Southeast Asia free from human rabies can be achieved through a total understanding of the disease, how it can be prevented and responsible pet ownership among communities, say experts.

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