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Pacific castaway health worsens Map of Marshall Islands Micronesia  Micronesia: The health of Jose Salvador Alvarenga who claims he spent more than a year adrift in the Pacific has deteriorated, delaying his repatriation Fonterra products free of botulism  New Zealand: New Zealand has said that Fonterra products at the centre of a global contamination scare did not, in fact, contain botulism-causing bacteria New Zealand recalls dairy products over botulism  New Zealand's main dairy exporter, Fonterra, has found a strain of bacteria causing botulism in some of products, including infant formula and sports drinks Swimmers fall ill at Commonwealth Games  New Delhi: A dozen Australian swimmers have fallen ill at the beleaguered Commonwealth Games in India   Australia flu 'may tip pandemic'
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B. 2014-11-04 Australia 'will send' Ebola medics Australia
2014-10-28 Australia bans travel from Ebola zones Australia
D. 2014-02-06 Pacific castaway health worsens Marshall Islands, Micronesia
E. 2013-08-27 Fonterra products free of botulism New Zealand
F. 2013-08-03 New Zealand recalls dairy products over botulism New Zealand
G. 2010-10-07 Swimmers fall ill at Commonwealth Games New Delhi
H. 2009-06-09 Australia flu 'may tip pandemic' Australia
I. 2009-04-28 More countries confirm swine flu New Zealand

  Australia 'will send' Ebola medics  Australia is expected to announce that it will help health workers travel to West Africa to treat Ebola victims   Australia bans travel from Ebola zones
Zika virus travel warnings spread to Africa and Oceania

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  South America: Travel warnings to pregnant women have been extended to 8 more countries or territories amid concerns over an illness causing severe birth defects

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  Immigration Minister Scott Morrison announced 'strong controls' on arrivals from West African countries affected by cases of the deadly disease


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  The World Health Organization: a sharp increase in swine flu cases in Australia may push it to finally announce a flu pandemic
Apr.28   More countries confirm swine flu
  New Zealand: New cases of the deadly virus have been confirmed as far afield as New Zealand, Spain and Israel, as the UN warns it cannot be contained

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Jul.23 World 'losing fight against Aids'
  Sydney: Dr Anthony Fauci, Bush's top adviser on HIV/Aids, has said at a gathering of the world's leading Aids experts, the world is losing the battle
Apr.8 Open-air births in post-tsunami Solomons
Map of Solomon Islands  Solomon Islands: Officials worry that unsanitary conditions could increase child deaths. Up to 30,000 children could be affected Apr.6 Dysentery cases add urgency to aid Map of Solomon Islands  Solomon Islands: Helicopters buzzed overhead and supply-laden boats docked in the tsunami disaster zone, as an international relief operation picked up pace

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Feb.15   Bird flu 'could take 142m lives'  Sydney: As many as 142 million around the world could die if bird flu turns into a 'worst case' influenza pandemic

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Jan.14   Flight staff in SARS scare  Sydney: 2 Chinese flight attendants have been put in isolation in a hospital after showing symptoms of the deadly virus

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May.22 Suicide tests euthanasia law  Australia: A terminally ill 70-year-old Nancy Crick has carried out her promise to take her own life

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Nov.27 Obesity heavily on Pacific Islands  Islanders have the highest rates of obesity in the world

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