While some countries in southeast Asia have seen decreases in dengue fever activity in 2014, compared to last year (Philippines and Thailand), Malaysia has seen a sharp increase in dengue fever cases and...

An outbreak of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in one small village in western Cambodia that has caused some panic has prompted an investigation by Cambodian and international health officials. The...

After seeing  860 dengue fever cases in all of 2013, the island country of Taiwan has seen a dramatic increase in the viral disease in 2014 where as of Dec. 8, there had been 14,686 dengue fever cases. However,...

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On December 2, 2014, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) received report of a cluster of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections. So far, five students of a primary school were affected, they were three boys...

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The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (December 10) investigating a case of Legionnaires’ disease (LD) affecting a woman aged 70. The patient, with...

The number of measles cases and deaths in the Philippines rose by 1,578 and five, respectively during the month of November according to data from the World Health Organization’s Measles-Rubella...

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...