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...

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...

Mexico and China in Swine Flu Row (Updated)

Following the involuntary quarantine of Mexican citizens in China, Mexican government representatives have lodged complaints with Beijing. From BBC: Mexican officials said their citizens were being unfairly confined. The Mexican...

Blogging in the Time of Cholera

An outbreak of cholera on Hainan Island has resulted in over 50 confirmed cholera cases.  East, South, West, North has translated the blog of a female student at Hainan University.  She writes about her experience under cholera...



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