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The Hong Kong Department of Health (DH) is today  closely monitoring an additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) reported by the Jiangsu Provincial Commission of Health and Family Planning (the...

According to UNAIDS, unlike in other parts of the world, the AIDS Epidemic in the Philippines has been growing rapidly. In 2000, only one new case every three days was diagnosed. However, by the end of...

The number of locally acquired dengue fever cases continue to mount as the island reported 1,525 new cases last week, bringing the total since the summer to 7,425. This is an increase of approximate 4,200...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary Despite its horrific impact on West Africa, Ebola – since it is not an `airborne virus’ – is unlikely to spark the next great pandemic.  None...

The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) reported Saturday the first autochthonous, or locally acquired dengue fever (DF) case since 2010 in a Sha Tin man. Dr...

The southwestern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung has seen an epidemic of dengue fever this year, which has now eclipsed 6,000 indigenous cases, including 55 cases of the more severe dengue hemorrhagic fever,...

The Philippines and Turkey have reported of cases of Muslim pilgrims who recently performed Hajj and returned home with symptoms resembling Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). In Turkey, just days...

In a follow-up to an article yesterday, How is Asia preparing for Ebola?, I wanted to look at the preparedness plans of two more Asian countries with large population centers–India and Thailand. In...

The total number of dengue fever cases in south China’s Guangdong Province has increased to nearly 37,000 as of Saturday, according to the provincial health and family planning commission as reported...

With many of the most populous, densely-packed cities in the world, one must wonder, how is Asia preparing for the risk of Ebola? In Vietnam, the Ministry of Health introduced Friday guidelines for diagnosis,...