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Asia Dengue Summit starts in Manila

03-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Biospectrum Asia | 6:00 AM

Experts at the summit will discuss the concrete steps needed to address the worrying rise in dengue cases as well as new developments in the area of prevention and control [...] » More

What you need to know about Japanese Encephalitis

03-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Epao | 6:00 AM

Introduction: Japanese Encephalitis is a mosquito borne viral infection caused by a virus belonging to the genus Flavivirus transmitted mainly by the vector Culex [...] » More

Hungary, Romania report more H5N8 as Korea details H5N6 virus

03-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Cidrap | 6:00 AM

Two countries in Europe – Hungary and Romania – reported more highly pathogenic H5N8 outbreaks in wild birds and poultry, as South Korean researchers revealed new [...] » More

China’s first high-level biosafety lab ready for service

02-Mar-2017 Intellasia | The Financial Express | 6:00 AM

China’s first high-level biosafety laboratory has been accredited and will be formally put into service, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said late this month. The [...] » More

Taiwanese man dies of H7N9

02-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

A 69-year-old businessperson who worked in China became the second person in Taiwan to die of the H7N9 avian flu, officials said Tuesday. Of five known cases, a foreign [...] » More

China’s first high security bio lab ready for service

01-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Global Times | 6:00 AM

China’s first high level biosafety laboratory has been accredited and will be formally put into service, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said Friday. The lab will [...] » More

Korea to extend subsidy on some egg imports as bird flu hits local output

01-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

South Korea is extending a scheme to subsidise up to half the cost of importing eggs by sea for another two months until the end of April, as it grapples with a shortfall in [...] » More

Fears that H7N9 virus could be drug-resistant

01-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China is grappling with its worst bird flu outbreak, with the death toll so far this winter rising to at least 108, stirring further concerns about the spread of the deadly [...] » More

Black market for live chickens thrives in China despite bird flu bans

28-Feb-2017 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Vans stocked with live poultry can be found down alleyways in the southern city of Guangzhou, with customers shrugging off the health risks Guangdong housewife Zhang Yi makes [...] » More

Thailand issues warning over the spread of the hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD)

28-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Outbreak News Today | 6:00 AM

Thailand health officials issued an advisory last week after reporting increased numbers of the viral infection, hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD), mostly in children [...] » More

How China Can Stop a Pandemic

28-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The deadliest outbreak of H7N9 bird flu since its discovery in 2013 is sweeping across China. It’s caused at least 100 deaths and has been detected in half the [...] » More

6 bird flu outbreaks reported in Vietnam

24-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Vietnam has reported six bird flu outbreaks in five provinces nationwide in the past 21 days, said Pham Van Dong, chief of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural [...] » More

China reports more severe form of bird flu, threat to poultry – WHO

China reports more severe form of bird flu, threat to poultry – WHO

23-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China has detected an evolution in the H7N9 avian flu virus that is capable of causing severe disease in poultry and requires close monitoring, the World Health Organization [...] » More

UN health agency ‘vigilant’ about China bird flu outbreak

23-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Associated Press | 6:00 AM

The World Health Organization says an increase in bird flu cases in China this year has not shown sustained human-to-human transmission, but it vows to remain [...] » More

China discovers new mutation of bird flu virus

23-Feb-2017 Intellasia | IANS India Private Limited | 6:00 AM

China has discovered a new mutation of the H7N9 bird flu virus, which is being considered the deadliest till now, a media report said on Tuesday. The new strain is more [...] » More