Xi’an Goes into Lockdown

Authorities in Xi’an have locked down the entire city after reporting over 100 new coronavirus cases. China has employed lockdowns, mass testing, and centralized quarantines to pursue a “zero-covid” strategy. The Xi’an...

River Crab Archive: Human Cases of Bird Flu

When something disappears from the Internet in China, netizens joke that it has been “river-crabbed,” a play on the euphemism “harmonized.” The River Crab Archive is a collection of blog post titles, weibo, and other materials...

Li Meets AIDS Activists as HIV Rates Rise

China’s Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday that HIV rates have risen through the first ten months of the year, according to Xinhua News: From January to October, 16,131 new cases of HIV infections among citizens...

Report Details China’s TB Epidemic

More than 10% of China’s annual tuberculosis cases are multi-drug resistant (MDR), according to a national TB survey published Thursday in The New England Journal of Medicine which “pulls no punches” in...

Rural China Virus Identified

A virus which killed as many as 30% of its early victims in rural China has been tentatively identified, and is believed to be borne by ticks. From MedPage Today: Since June 2009, investigators have documented the presence of...

Ling Woo Liu: A Family Journey

Time Magazine’s Ling Woo Liu writes a personal essay about her great-grandfather, Dr. Wu Lien-teh, who helped suppress an epidemic of pneumonic plague in China and revolutionized the treatment of pandemics, yet has been...

Epidemic Is Killing Pigs in Southeastern China – Keith Bradsher

From The New York Times: A mysterious epidemic is killing pigs in southeastern China, but international and Hong Kong authorities said today that the Chinese government is providing little information about it, or about the contaminated wheat gluten that has caused deaths and illnesses in other animals. The lack of even basic details is reviving […]

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