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...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 2, 2009
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...
by Paulina Hartono | Nov 19, 2009
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...
by Paulina Hartono | Nov 18, 2009
According to Chen Zhu, China’s health minister, 1.5 million Chinese are getting vaccinated against the H1N1 flu each day. From Will Weissert for Associated Press: China’s health minister said Wednesday his country is...
by Paulina Hartono | Nov 14, 2009
Two have died after receiving H1N1 vaccinations. One of the deaths appears to be unrelated to the vaccine, but the cause of the other is still awaiting laboratory results. From the Associated Press: Two people in China who...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 11, 2009
China has gotten the H1N1 epidemic under control, thanks to the use of aggressive measures that have been the topic of much controversy. The New York Times reports: Quarantines and medical detentions are among the aggressive...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 30, 2009
Sheryl Gay Stolberg, White House correspondent for the New York Times, writes a personal account, together with her daughter, Olivia, of Olivia’s experiences being quarantined for swine flu while studying in Beijing. From...
by dwang | Jun 11, 2009
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...
by Paulina Hartono | May 28, 2009
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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