The Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province (GDHFPC) announced the first human avian influenza A(H7N9) case of the year in a female child from Shenzhen. The 6-year-old girl is hospitalized...

Taiwan agriculture officials have reported the first rabies case in a Formosan gem-faced civet in southern Taiwan’s Pingtung county. The following information was provided to the World Organisation...

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The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (December 31) investigating an imported death case of rabies affecting a man aged 28. The patient, with good past...

The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) is today (December 30) closely monitoring an additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Shenzhen notified by...

Japanese officials have ordered the cull of more than 40,000 birds on a Miyazaki prefecture after for the second time in two weeks an H5 avian influenza outbreak has been reported. Preliminary genetic...

Qiming Primary School in Jiangmen city in south China’s Guangdong Province reported that more than 100 students have been stricken with the gastrointestinal bug, norovirus. The students affected,...

More than 100 patients and staff at a Japanese hospital contracted influenza over the the period of Dec. 23 to Dec. 26, according to a Japan Today report. The influenza outbreak occurred at Shizuoka...

A Hong Kong woman with recent travel to the Longgang district of Shenzhen, China is being reported as the eleventh imported case of human H7N9 avian influenza, according to local media reports (computer...

On December 17, 2014, the Hong Kong CHP recorded a case of Streptococcus suis infection affecting a 79-year-old woman with underlying illnesses. She presented with joint pain, abdominal pain and vomiting...

The dengue fever situation in Asia varies depending on the country. Last week we reported that Malaysia’s dengue case count has about tripled 2013’s numbers with some 100,000 cases. China’s...