The Taiwan CDC reported 30 indigenous cases of hepatitis A for the two month period of Oct. through Nov. 2014, in which more than 80 percent of the patients required hospitalization for their illness. According...

Thai health officials are reporting a significant increase of cases of chickenpox in the country this year prompting stepped up surveillance for the viral disease. The National News Bureau of Thailand...

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The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) is closely monitoring an additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Fujian. According to the latest report of...

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The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (December 3) investigating two cases of necrotising fasciitis (NF) involving a man aged 84 and a woman aged 85. The...

In Asia, we see varying situations with dengue fever in 2014, with some countries seeing dramatic increases and others reporting much appreciated decreases in the mosquito borne virus. Malaysia, Taiwan...

During the Spring of 2014, Philippines health officials received reports of deaths from two villages in Sultan Kudarat, Mindanao in the southern Philippines. In addition to several human deaths, the...

The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) recorded a local case of human myiasis on November 5, 2014 affecting a 64-year-old woman with history of insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. She sustained...

In the past couple days, two additional human cases of H7N9 avian influenza have been reported from two areas of China, according to different sources. The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP)...

The Asian city-state and island country of Singapore is reporting a dengue fever fatality in a man who lived at Chuan Terrace, according to the health ministry today.  The patient was a 69-year-old...

Last week, the Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) convened this year’s third “Dengue Epidemic Coordination and Management Meeting”, which...