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H7N9 avian influenza case reported in Guangdong, China

The Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province has reported an additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9). The male patient aged 81 from Meizhou is the first human case of H7N9 reported in Guangdong in this winter. From 2013 to...

Thailand: Dengue update, malaria warning

The number of dengue fever cases in Thailand has grown to 58,555 cases through Dec. 6, according to the Kingdom’s Bureau of Epidemiology. Cases have been reported in all 77 provinces and 57 dengue related fatalities have been reported. The five...

Philippines Zika cases rise, 3rd pregnant woman infected

In a follow-up on the Zika virus situation in the Philippines, health officials report an additional half-dozen confirmed cases, bringing the country total to 39 through Nov. 22, according to a Manila Standard report. Included in the new cases is a five-month...

Myanmar dengue case tally tops 8,000

After reporting an average of a thousand dengue fever cases annually over the past four decades, health officials in Myanmar report seeing 8,266 cases through the first 11 months of 2016, according to a local media account. The Nay Pyi Taw Public Health...

Hong Kong reports H5N6 avian influenza in bird droppings

A University of Hong Kong (HKU) research team has detected H5N6 avian influenza (AI) virus in three samples of fecal droppings of birds taken from Mai Po Nature Reserve (MPNR), according to an announcement from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation...

China reports another human H5N6 avian flu case

The China National Health and Family Planning Commission announced an addition human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) in Guangxi in southern China. The patient is a 30-year-old female farmer from Liuzhou. She developed symptoms on November 8 and was...

Hong Kong: Strep suis, psittacosis and necrotizing fasciitis cases reported

The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) reported the following sporadic cases in the city in recent days and weeks: On November 11, 2016, CHP recorded a case of psittacosis affecting a 70-year-old female with...

Local dengue transmission reported in Taipei City woman

On Friday, the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) announced the sixth indigenous dengue case confirmed since this summer. The case is a 56-year-old female who resides in Ruiguang Village, Nehihu District, Taipei City. On November 18, she...

Ho Chi Minh City reports 27 new Zika cases in past week

In an update of the Zika virus situation in Vietnam’s southern city of Ho Chi Minh, health officials report 27 additional confirmed cases in the past week, bringing the total cases to 65. According to a VN Express report, the virus has now spread...

China reports H5N6 avian influenza death in Hunan province

Health authorities in Hunan province, China are reporting a fatality in a 47-year-old woman who contracted avian influenza A(H5N6). The patient, a farmer, was admitted to a local hospital on Nov. 18 and died yesterday. Local media reports the woman had...
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