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Scientists Warn of Possible H7N9 Rebound

The H7N9 strain of bird flu appeared in China in February, claiming its first casualties in March. So far, there have been 130 recorded infections and 37 deaths. While anxiety over the spread of the virus is easing after recent...

China, Hong Kong on Bird Flu Alert

After the death of a 39-year-old bus driver in Shenzhen due to bird flu, authorities are insisting that infections are minimal despite growing concern in Hong Kong. This death is the first confirmed death from bird flu in over...

China Reports Fast Rise of A/H1N1 Flu Deaths

Xinhua reports: The Chinese mainland saw a faster increase of deaths from the A/H1N1 influenza in the past weeks, according to the Ministry of Health. A total of 74 deaths were reported in the week from Nov. 23 to 29, said a...

China Sees Huge Rise in Garlic Prices

A look at the meteoric rise in the price of garlic — the best-performing asset class of this year — from Robert Cookson and Patti Waldmeir for the Washington Post Foreign Service: Wholesale garlic prices in Beijing...

China’s Official H1N1 Death Count Suspect

Currently, China has tallied 53 deaths due to the H1N1 flu. However, some medical experts have questioned that number. Zhong Nanshan, prominent Guangdong-based doctor known for his candor during the SARS crisis, suggests that...

China Reports First Death From H1N1 Flu

From Reuters: China on Tuesday reported its first death from the H1N1 flu strain after weeks on alert against the disease. The victim, who died on Sunday, was an 18-year-old woman from the Tibetan autonomous region, who had been...

Swine Flu Spread in China ‘Grim’

China is the first country to offer a swine flu (H1N1) vaccine so far, and the BBC reports that those attending the 60th National Day celebrations are first on the list to be immunized: There are at least 200,000 official...

A Robust Response

From the Beijing Review, via alibaba.com: With new A/H1N1 flu cases spreading around the world every day, criticism over China’s alleged overreaction to this new virus may finally be dying out. But leaders acknowledged the...

Beijing to Add New Hospital against A(H1N1) Flu

Shan Juan writes for China Daily: Beijing is adding a brand new hospital to its arsenal in the battle against the A(H1N1) influenza virus as the city notches its 50th positive case, Beijing health bureau said Monday. The...

China Braces for H1N1 Pandemic Fallout

The World Health Organization has categorized the H1N1 flu outbreak as a pandemic. Amidst the health concerns and quarantine problems is another alert — the economy. Tourism, retail, entertainment, and trade are expected...

Hong Kong Closes Primary Schools on Swine Flu Cluster

Theresa Tang and Kelvin Wong report for Bloomberg: Hong Kong will suspend classes at all primary schools, kindergartens and childcare centers for 14 days starting tomorrow after a confirmed cluster of swine flu cases, Chief...

China Has 100 Cases of Swine Flu: State Media

The Times of India reports that cases of H1N1 infection have increased in China: “The health ministry has reported… that so far, China has 100 confirmed cases of A(H1N1) flu,” said a news report on state...

China Has Eight More H1N1 Flu Cases

From Reuters: Chinese health authorities confirmed eight cases of H1N1 swine flu infection on Sunday, bringing total confirmed infections on the mainland to 80, the official Xinhua news agency said on Sunday. There have been no...

Worried About Flu, China Confines U.S. Students

A group of 21 students and 3 teachers from Maryland have been quarantined due to a AH1N1 flu scare. Daniel de Vise of the Washington Post reports: Twenty-one students and three teachers from a Silver Spring private school who...

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