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The Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) announced Thursday that a sample of shrimp sashimi taken at a Thai restaurant was found to be contaminated...

Just a day after reporting their first autochthonous dengue fever case in decades, the Japan Times reports on two additional cases of the mosquito borne illness. Yesterday, it was reported that a teen...

The number of dengue fever cases in Taiwan continue to mount as the Southeast Asian country has recorded more than four times the number of cases this year compared to 2013. According to a Focus Taiwan...

A teenage girl from Saitama Prefecture has been confirmed positive for the mosquito borne virus, dengue fever. The case is being called an autochthonous, or locally acquired case, the first such case...

The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is investigating a fatal case of infection by Streptococcus suis, a kind of bacteria isolated from pigs, affecting a 57-year-old...

A Japanese man with a recent travel history to Thailand has tested positive for Zika virus, a mosquito borne disease, according to a first hand account published in ProMed Mail Saturday. The report notes  previous...

The region of the Eastern Visayas is a tale of two mosquito borne disease stories as health officials at the same time report an increase in dengue fever, while at the same time, report the region, the...

Just days after recording their first dengue hemorrhagic fever fatality of the year, Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced the second DHF death of 2014.   According to a Focus...

The National News Agency of Malaysia is reporting that the dengue fever epidemic this year has exceeded last year’s case count by more than 45,000. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said, “Accumulated...

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The following was published  on the Philippines Department of Health Facebook page: The Field Epidemiology Training Program has been an integral component in the Department of Health’s Strategy towards...