Disease

APPEALS JUDGE DOUBLES SENTENCE FOR MAID WHO ABUSED BEDRIDDEN BOY

Although Kusrini was instructed to only place the suction cap outside the boy's nose and lips, she placed the suction cap inside the boy's mouth, which caused it to get lodged in the boy's throat when it accidentally was detached from the tube. She tried to fish out the cap from his mouth, persisting for 8 minutes even though her hand was covered in his blood.

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PREGNANT MOTHER TOLD TO FORK OUT $300 FOR "FREE" ZIKA TEST

To all future mothers out there who are worried about the Zika virus, you might have already read the article 'Free testing for pregnant women with Zika symptoms'. It was stated that pregnant women with Zika symptoms or partners with the virus are entitled to free testing at public healthcare institutions, announced the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday (Aug 30).

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FIRST CASE OF SUSPECTED MERS IN THAILAND

According to Thai media reports on Thursday, the first case of Middle East Respiratory Disease (MERS) was detected in the country. However, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha refused to confirm the reports, saying that no MERS patient had been diagnosed in Thailand yet.

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10 things you should know about the MERS virus

Over the weekend, the death toll for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) topped 100, sparking concerns about how the mysterious virus is spreading. Mers is a respiratory illness first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. Since then, it has infected 339 people and claimed 102 lives. Three weeks ago, closer to home, a Malaysian man in Johor Baru died from Mers - the country's first confirmed fatality from the virus - after returning from a pilgrimage to Mecca.

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