Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary Just over 5 months ago we first learned of a new reassortant avian flu subtype called H5N6 which had infected local poultry – and killed a 49...

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With the report of five human rabies deaths in the past three months in Baoshan City in China’s southwestern Yunnan province, government officials ordered the cull of some 4,900 dogs in an effort...

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The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (September 3) received notification from the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of two cases...

The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) reported today on an outbreak of the H5N6 avian influenza virus on a poultry farm in Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, the Xinhua news service...

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The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (July 30) received notification from the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province (GDHFPC) of...

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In a follow-up to a story about the city of Yumen being quarantined due to a case of plague, Chinese officials have reported lifted the 9-day quarantine that affected some 30,000 people. According to...

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In a follow-up to a earlier report about a single case of bubonic plague in a  northwestern province, it is reported that the town of Yumen as been “sealed off”, causing the quarantine of...

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In a follow-up to a story yesterday, The South China Morning Post reports via state media today that the man in the northwestern province of Gansu died of pneumonic plague on Wednesday.  The 38-year-old...

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See update to this story here. A man from China’s Gansu Province has died from the plague according to local health authorities. CRI English reports the man’s remains have been properly disposed...

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The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) is closely monitoring the latest reports of the Mainland health authorities as of yesterday (May 22) on two additional human cases...