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China pollution: How it affects travellers

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

The southern Chinese city of Suzhou has been eulogised by artists since the Tang Dynasty. The poet Bai Juyi wrote: “In front of storied buildings everywhere waft the [...] » More

Bird flu spikes in China ahead of Lunar New Year

Bird flu spikes in China ahead of Lunar New Year

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A spate of bird flu cases since the beginning of the year in China has experts watching closely as millions of people and poultry are on the move ahead of the Lunar New Year [...] » More

Emergency health kits reach strained medical facilities in the Philippines

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Unicef | 6:00 AM

Demar John, 7 months old, is at a Rural Health Unit (RHU) in the central Philippines town of Estancia with his mother Claris, 23. “He has frequent cough. For five days, [...] » More

Deadly bird flu surges in China as millions travel

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Usatoday | 6:00 AM

Four more cases of deadly bird flu were reported in China on Wednesday, bringing the season’s total in that country to 221. Fifty-seven people have died. The surge in [...] » More

Two cases of H1N1 virus confirmed in Vietnam

24-Jan-2014 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

Thirteen high school students in Hanoi, Vietnam, are suspected to have contracted the swine virus, the health ministry said. Samples of the 13 patients have been taken for [...] » More

Vietnam reports first bird flu death in nine months

Vietnam reports first bird flu death in nine months

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Vietnam has recorded its first death from bird flu in nine months, according to the country’s health ministry, as regional concerns over a potential resurgence of the [...] » More

Air pollution boosts NW Pacific cyclones

Air pollution boosts NW Pacific cyclones

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Surging air pollution from China and other fast-growing Asian economies has intensified winter cyclones in the northwest Pacific, scientists said Tuesday. Winter cyclones in [...] » More

Low risk of H7N9 bird flu outbreak in Singapore: Health ministry

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has said that the risk of an outbreak of the H7N9 strain of bird flu will continue to be low as long as the virus’ characteristics do not [...] » More

Shanghai considers arming residents with anti-pollution masks

Shanghai considers arming residents with anti-pollution masks

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Telegraph.co.uk | 6:00 AM

Proposals to distribute free masks come after the Chinese mega-city suffered periods of severe smog that saw flights diverted, schools closed and citizens ordered to stay [...] » More

Philippines to Step Up Measles Vaccination Efforts

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is stepping up a measles vaccination programme in and around Manila ahead of a nationwide campaign later in the year to stem an outbreak of the virus, which [...] » More

Mainland H7N9 patient dies in Taiwan

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Shanghaidaily | 6:00 AM

An H7N9 avian flu patient from the Chinese mainland died on Monday in Taipei, Taiwan’s disease control authority said yesterday. The 86-year-old man from Changzhou City [...] » More

Man behind second imported case of H7N9 in Taiwan dies

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Asiaone | 6:00 AM

The person behind the second imported case of H7N9 influenza passed away on Monday night due to bacterial pneumonia and septic shock, the Central Epidemic Command centre [...] » More

More infected in fresh wave of China bird flu – WHO

More infected in fresh wave of China bird flu – WHO

22-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Another 23 people in China have been infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu in recent days, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, adding to at least 24 new [...] » More

Shanghai reports two deaths in China bird flu outbreak

Shanghai reports two deaths in China bird flu outbreak

22-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Two people have died from the H7N9 strain of bird flu in China’s commercial hub Shanghai, including a medical doctor, the local government said Monday, the city’s [...] » More

Seven more China bird flu cases in fresh wave of infection

22-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Another seven people in China have been infected with the new and often deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, adding to at least [...] » More