More than 100 patients and staff at a Japanese hospital contracted influenza over the the period of Dec. 23 to Dec. 26, according to a Japan Today report. The influenza outbreak occurred at Shizuoka...

A Hong Kong woman with recent travel to the Longgang district of Shenzhen, China is being reported as the eleventh imported case of human H7N9 avian influenza, according to local media reports (computer...

On December 17, 2014, the Hong Kong CHP recorded a case of Streptococcus suis infection affecting a 79-year-old woman with underlying illnesses. She presented with joint pain, abdominal pain and vomiting...

The dengue fever situation in Asia varies depending on the country. Last week we reported that Malaysia’s dengue case count has about tripled 2013’s numbers with some 100,000 cases. China’s...

After seeing 1,000 or more dengue fever cases per week for many of the weeks leading up to the winter months, the dengue fever outbreak in Taiwan is decreasing dramatically as the mercury drops. According...

For the second time this year, a person from China has become infected with H5N6 avian influenza. The Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province confirmed the positive case in a 58-year-old...

In a follow-up to an unusual story in rural western Cambodia where more than 100 people from a remote village of 800 have tested positive for HIV, the story only gets more strange. According to an Associated...

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The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (December 22) received notification of seven additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Xinjiang Uyghur...

In a follow-up to a report earlier this week, the Pasteur Institute in Phnom Penh, Cambodia says the number of HIV cases reported in the remote village of Roka in Battambang province have increased to...

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...