By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Fourteen people, 13 students and one teacher, from the School of the Arts (SOTA) in Singapore contracted the mosquito-borne viral infection, chikungunya, while in Thailand, according...

By NewsDesk   @bactiman63 The Thailand Department of Disease Control (DDC) reports that from January 1st to May 27th, 23,622 dengue fever cases, including 30 deaths have been recorded, local media reports...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Health officials in Taiwan are reporting (computer translated) six additional locally transmitted dengue fever cases in Sanmin District, Kaohsiung City. This brings the total...

In a follow-up on the African swine fever (ASF) situation in Hong Kong, a second case was reported Friday in a slaughterhouse in the New Territories, bordering China’s southern province of Guangdong. In...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 In a follow-up on the rabies case in Sarawak, Malaysia, The Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) reports the patient, a 26-year-old man from Kuching,  had died from the disease. With...

By NewsDesk   @bactiman63 Dengue fever In a follow-up on the dengue situation in Singapore, health officials are reporting the 4th dengue – related fatality of the year in a 63 year-old-man. The...

By NewsDesk   @bactiman63 Mr Ri Kyong Gun, Director of the Veterinary and, Ministry of Agriculture, Anti-Epizootic Department in Pyongyang, North Korea reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health...

By NewsDesk   @bactiman63 The Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) is reporting an additional human rabies case in a 26-year-old man from Kuching, Sarawak. The victim had a history of being scratched by...

Singapore health officials reported 3,285 dengue fever cases for the whole of last year. However, the National Environmental Agency (NEA) in Singapore reports around 4,000 cases through May 27. The increase...

In this news brief, I look at the recent human infections with rat hepatitis E virus (rat HEV), the first cases, a Canadian case and a little about human HEV. African swine fever in Asia Hepatitis A...