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Has China Learned From SARS?

In a new report on the H7N9 flu outbreak, Chinese health officials warned on Wednesday that the death toll is likely to rise. From Karen Kaplan of the Los Angeles Times: In a report on the outbreak that began in China in...

H7N9 Bird Flu Reaches Beijing

Xinhua reported on Saturday that a seven-year-old girl has become China’s 44th confirmed H7N9 sufferer, and the first in Beijing. The child is being treated at the Beijing Ditan Hospital, and is in stable condition, Zhong...

New Flu Cases Rise in Shadow of SARS

The death of a 38-year-old chef in Zhejiang from a new strain of bird flu has brought the number of reported fatalities to three, following news on Sunday of two earlier deaths in Shanghai. Ten H7N9 cases have now been...

Chinese Farms Breed Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

In 2011, human consumption of antibiotics in China was ten times the global average. Because overuse of the drugs can give rise to resistance in the bacteria they target, the Health Ministry has repeatedly promised to cut down...

Electromagnetism Fears Spark Protests

China has seen numerous protests triggered by fears of chemical pollution. Two incidents in the past month have revolved instead around concerns over health threats from electromagnetic radiation, despite the lack of evidence...

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