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REGIONAL HEALTH INFORMATION "APRIL-2014"

6th April 2014

Two additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) , China

China:The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) is closely monitoring, two additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Jiangsu according to the latest reports of the Mainland health authorities.The two cases involve a man aged 73 and a woman aged 28 who are... Read more

2nd April 2014

Two more human H7N9 cases, China

China:GUANGZHOU - Two more people were confirmed infected with H7N9 bird flu in two Chinese provinces, health authorities said Wednesday. A 68-year-old man from Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong Province was confirmed with the bird flu and is in critical condition, according to the provincial health department... Read more

30th March 2014

3 more human H7N9 cases, China

China:Three more people were confirmed to be infected with H7N9 bird flu in three provinces, health authorities said Saturday. Infection of a man, 35, from Wuxi City in east China's Jiangsu Province was confirmed on Friday night, according to the provincial health department... Read more

21st March 2014

1st H7N9 found on poultry farm, China

China:Mainland authorities have discovered H7N9 on a Guangdong poultry farm, just two weeks after the agriculture minister noted that the country's farms had so far been free from the deadly bird flu strain. Xinhua reported last night that Guangdong provincial agriculture authorities... Read more

20th March 2014

Two dead from suspected school poisoning, China

China:Yunnan province - poisoning at a kindergarten has killed two children and left dozens of others hospitalized, the People's Daily newspaper reported. The incident began on Wednesday when a child was found sprawled on the floor at 3:20 pm at Jia Jia Kindergarten in Qiubei county. Later, 32 more children were found to be.... Read more

18th March 2014

Bird flu rages struggles with vaccinations , Vietnam

Vietnam : is losing the war on bird flu as vaccinations have not been administered early enough by local agencies that often wait until after outbreaks have occured, health officials said. Regulations from the Animal Health Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development require ducks and... Read more

17th March 2014

Girl dies of bird flu, Cambodian

Cambodian : PHNOM PENH - A 2-year-old girl from southwestern Kampot province died of H5N1 human avian influenza , bringing the number of cases to nine so far this year, said a joint statement from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Cambodian Health Ministry. Five out of the nine cases this year survived... Read more

15th March 2014

One more human H7N9 case in, China

China : GUANGZHOU - One more human case of H7N9 bird flu has been reported in south China's Guangdong Province, local health authorities said. A 57-year-old man in Shenzhen City was confirmed on Thursday to have been infected with the virus. He is now in a cricical condition, said the Guangdong Provincial Health... Read more

26th Feb 2014

Bird flu hits 21 provinces nationwide, Vietnam

Vietnam: Bird flu has struck 21 provinces and cities across the country with around 64,000 infected chickens culled, according to the latest statistics from the Animal Health Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.Notably, the number of birds killed in the central province of Khanh Hoa and the... Read more

9th Feb 2014

Another 3 human H7N9 cases, China

China: HEFEI - Three more people were confirmed to be infected with H7N9 bird flu in two Chinese provinces, including one who died, health authorities said Sunday. Infection of a woman, 81, from Shenzhen in south China's Guangdong Province, who died on Friday, was confirmed on Saturday, according to the... Read more

6th Feb 2014

Boy confirmed with H7N9 after mother contracts bird flu, China

China: Guangxi - has reported a boy contracted the H7N9 strain of bird flu, a day after his mother was confirmed to have the virus. The Guangxi health bureau said the boy, aged five and from Heng county in Nanning , started coughing and had a fever on Monday and was diagnosed with the disease yesterday... Read more

6th Feb 2014

H5N1 bird flu rises to 2 in 2014, Vietnam

Vietnam: HANOI - The second death caused by H5N1 bird flu in Vietnam in 2014 has been reported in southern Dong Thap province, bringing the H5N1 bird flu death toll to two. Vietnam local Lao Dong (Labor) online newspaper quoted the country's Ministry of Health (MoH)as saying that the victim, a woman at her 60,... Read more

5th Feb 2014

Warn of pandemic potential of the new H10N8, China

China: A novel bird flu virus that has killed one mainlander and left another critically ill has the potential to spread efficiently among humans, doctors warn. They say the fact that the H10N8 bug jumped to humans for the first time in December is an important warning of a possible pandemic... Read more

2nd Feb 2014

6 Boy positive for H7N9 bird flu virus, China

China: Shenzhen - A six-year-old local boy living has become the youngest Hongkonger to be infected with the H7N9 bird flu virus. The Centre for Health Protection said the boy developed flu symptoms on January 27 and was given medicine by his family. He visited Hong Kong the next day with his mother and four relatives... Read more

2nd Feb 2014

Four new H7N9 cases, China

China: BEIJING - A girl in central China's Hunan Province was confirmed to have been infected with the H7N9 bird flu, the fourth case China reported. Local health authorities said the eight-year-old girl has previously been to a live poultry market and is the third H7N9 cases Hunan Province reported this year. Read more

2nd Feb 2014

Six new H7N9 cases, China

China: Six new human cases of H7N9 bird flu and one death case were reported in China on Saturday, according to local health authorities. The new cases included two in the southern Guangdong Province, two in the eastern Zhejiang Province, one in the eastern Fujian Province and one in Hunan Province in central China. Read more

31th Jan 2014

Soldier dies from H1N1, Thailand

Thailand: Chiang Mai - An Army conscript has allegedly died of avian flu, according to hospital reports. However, it is reported that he was also beaten up after returning to the barracks late from a seven-day leave. Army Private Somchai Sri-uangdoi had told his mother, Saisuda, that he was battered for two days last week... Read more

30th Jan 2014

three infected with H7N9 bird flu, China

China: HANGZHOU - Chinese health authorities disclosed details of a family of three infected with H7N9 bird flu in East China's Zhejiang province. A 49-old-man in Hangzhou City was confirmed on January 20 to have been infected with the virus. His wife and daughter who accompanied him to the hospital,... Read more

29th Jan 2014

Latest fatal case of human infected with H7N9, China

China: Hong Kong's Department of Health (DH) Wednesday announced a new case of human infected with H7N9 as a 75-year-old man died Wednesday morning in the hospital. The man is also the fourth confirmed case of human infected with H7N9 bird flu in Hong Kong. The Center for Health Protection (CHP) of DH said,... Read more

29th Jan 2014

Xiamen's first human case of H7N9 bird flu, China

China: Two new human cases of H7N9 bird flu, one in Xiamen and one in Sanming, were reported on Monday, bringing the total number to ten in the province, according to a statement from the provincial health and family planning commission.The patient in Xiamen is a 69-year-old man surnamed Lai,... Read more

28th Jan 2014

8 New human H7N9 cases, China

China: BEIJING - Eight new human H7N9 cases were reported in Chinain three provinces. The eastern province of Zhejiang reported 4 new cases - a 43-year-old woman in Hangzhou, an 81-year-old man and a 63-year-old woman in Huzhou, and a 57-year-old man in Ningbo City, according to the provincial health and... Read more

27th Jan 2014

12 H7N9 deaths, China

China: HANGZHOU - H7N9 bird flu has caused 12 deaths in east China's Zhejiang Province alone this year, local health authorities said. From Jan. 9 to 26, Zhejiang had new human H7N9 cases on 18 consecutive days. The total number of infections in the province reached 49 by Monday noon, said the provincial health and... Read more

27th Jan 2014

3 New human H7N9 cases, China

China: Three new human H7N9 cases were reported on Sunday in east China's Zhejiang Province and Guangdong in the south. Zhejiang has seen new human H7N9 cases for 18 consecutive days since Jan. 9. The new cases brought the number of infections in the province to 49 so far this year, said the provincial health and... Read more

24th Jan 2014

6 New human H7N9 cases, China

China: SHANGHAI - Five new human H7N9 cases were reported in East China's Zhejiang province and another in Shanghai Municipality, according to local health authorities. Zhejiang has seen new human H7N9 cases for 15 consecutive days since January 9. The new cases brought the number of infections... Read more

23th Jan 2014

Bird flu scare, Vietnam

Vietnam: HANOI - 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 deadly virus grow. Meanwhile, Singapore on Tuesday issued a travel advisory urging citizens to “maintain vigilance” in areas hit by the H7N9... Read more

23th Jan 2014

Hospitalisations stoke fears of H5N1 outbreak, Vietnam

Vietnam: HA NOI — Two students from Ha Noi's Tri Duc High School were diagnosed with a seasonal influenza virus by the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases. The quick test results rejected public concern that the students had contracted A/H7N9 or A/H5N1, according to the city's Preventive Medicine Department. Read more

22th Jan 2014

Cholera outbreak reported, Myanmar

Myanmar: Kachin - Emergency supplies of medicine are needed for an outbreak of cholera in a camp housing civilians displaced by conflict in Kachin State’s Mansi Township, a health care worker has told Mizzima. The medical in-charge of the Mine Khaung refugee camp, La Htaw Naw Lai, said on January 20 that... Read more

22th Jan 2014

Seven More Human H7N9 Avian Influenza Cases, China

China: The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH)received notification of seven additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) respectively in Shenzhen (three cases) from the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province and in Zhejiang (three cases) and... Read more

22th Jan 2014

More infected in wave of bird flu, China

China: Another 23 people in China have been infected with the H7N9 strain of avian influenza in recent days, the WHO said on Monday, adding to at least 24 new cases last week and confirming a fresh surge in the virus. Among the new cases, reported from several different provinces of China, was a 38-year-old man... Read more

21th Jan 2014

First bird flu death in 2014, Vietnam

Vietnam: A 52-year-old man in the southern province of Binh Phuoc has become Vietnam’s first bird flu fatality this year, the General Department of Preventive Health reported It was also the first human case of the H5N1 avian influenza strain to be reported in the country after nine months’ absence,... Read more

19th Jan 2014

3 New human H7N9 cases, China

China: HANGZHOU - Three new human H7N9 cases were reported in East China's Zhejiang province, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 20, local health authorities said. The new cases include a 35-year-old man surnamed Xiao from Ningbo city, who is in critical condition and is being treated in hospital,... Read more

18th Jan 2014

Three human H7N9 cases, China

China: GUANGZHOU - Three new cases of human H7N9 were reported in south China's Guangdong Province, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 21, provincial health authorities said. One of the patients is a 5-year-old girl surnamed Pan, who is from provincial capital city of... Read more

18th Jan 2014

8 additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9), China

China: Hong Kong - The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) received notification of eight additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) respectively in Guangzhou (two cases) and Shenzhen (one case) from the Health and Family Planning Commission of... Read more

17th Jan 2014

4 New human H7N9 cases , China

China: FUZHOU - Four new cases of human infection of H7N9 bird flu were reported in east China's Zhejiang and Fujian provinces on Thursday, according to provincial health authorities. The cases involve a 30-year-old man surnamed Zeng and a 60-year-old man surnamed Xu. Both are seriously ill... Read more

16th Jan 2014

High alert against bird flu , Thailand

Thailand: BANGKOK - The Thai Ministry of Public Health has ordered public health offices nationwide to keep a close watch on avian influenza of all strains, after there were reports on outbreaks of the new fatal H7N9 virus in China, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported. Permanent Secretary for Public Health... Read more

14th Jan 2014

Confirms H5N1 bird flu outbreak, China

China: Hubei Province - has reported an outbreak of H5N1 in poultry, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) announced. Chickens at a farm in Wanjia village of Yangxin County showed symptoms of suspected avian flu and 3,200 died on Jan 7. The National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory confirmed the epidemic... Read more

14th Jan 2014

5 new H7N9 bird flu cases, China

China: HANGZHOU:Zhejiang Province - Four new human cases of H7N9 bird flu have been reported so far this week, the provincial health authorities said on Tuesday. The newly reported cases include a 41-year-old woman surnamed Wen and a 59-year-old woman surnamed Zhao,... Read more

13th Jan 2014

Two more people have H7N9 bird flu, China

China: Guangdong - Two more cases of people infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu have been reported, according to a statement from the provincial centre of disease control and prevention. One patient is a 29-year-old man who sells bean curd at a market in the Tianhe district of the city. Read more

10th Jan 2014

6 more H7N9 cases, one fatal, detected, China

China: The steady pace of new H7N9 influenza infections in China continued today with reports of six more cases, one of them fatal, and the first notification of the year from Fujian province, the country's fourth to detect the novel virus over the past several weeks. Two of the patients are from southern China's Guangdong province, Read more

7th Jan 2014

New H7N9 human case reported, China

China: GUANGZHOU - The southern city of Shenzhen in Guangdong Province reported a new human H7N9 case, raising the total number of such cases in the province to nine since August. The patient is a 31-year-old man, surnamed Ou, who is a local resident living in Luohu District of Shenzhen... Read more

6th Jan 2014

Two more H7N9 human cases, China

China: GUANGZHOU - Two more human cases of H7N9 bird flu have been confirmed in south China's Guangdong Province, the provincial health authority said. The two males, one in the provincial capital of Guangzhou and the other in Yangjiang City, are both in critical condition, according to the provincial health... Read more

5th Jan 2014

two human avian flu cases, China

China: Zhejiang, Shanghai - A human case of H7N9 was reported in East China's Zhejiang Province and Shanghai reported a human case of H7N9 on Saturday. The patient is a 34-year-old woman surnamed Cai, who is from the city of Zhuji, the provincial health and family planning commission said... Read more

3rd Jan 2014

confirms goat plague outbreaks, China

China: Xinjiang - The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) on Friday confirmed two outbreaks of peste des petits ruminants, also known as goat plague, in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. On December 20, a farm in Kuqa County in Aksu Prefecture reported that some goats showed suspected symptoms of... Read more

28th DEC 2013

Stronger virus strains amid bird flu resurgence, Vietnam

Vietnam: The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu announced bird flu outbreak on a herd of more than 1,500 ducks, fueling fears that new strains of the flu virus detected in China could hit Vietnam. Tests on several samples of the dead ducks were positive for H5N1 virus.... Read more

24th DEC 2013

11 Quarantined Bird Flu Alert, China

China: Hebei Province - About 11 people in north China's Hebei Province were quarantined after health authorities confirmed they had direct contact with chicken infected with H5N2 avian influenza virus. Among the victims included the farm owner and his wife. Xinhua News reported the epidemic prevention... Read more

22nd DEC 2013

H5N2 Bird Flu, China

China: Hebei Province - Areas within 3 km of a farm in north China's Hebei Province, the site of an H5N2 bird flu outbreak in poultry, were confirmed to have been sealed off, according to local government. The disease killed 4,000 chickens raised at the farm in Baoding City after they showed symptoms of... Read more

21nd DEC 2013

Mekong Delta spread of Hand-Foot-Mouth disease

Hand-Foot-Mouth disease is currently spreading quite rapidly in the Mekong Delta, informed Dr. Ha Anh Tuan, The spread of Hand-Foot-Mouth disease, a contagious viral infection that affects mostly infants and children, Head of Intensive Care Unit of the Children Hospital in Can Tho City. Read more

20th DEC 2013

Shenzhen 1st case of H7N9 case, China

China: Shenzhen - has confirmed its first H7N9 human case, nearly three weeks after Hong Kong's first two victims who are believed to have been infected there. A 38-year-old man from Longgang district was in critical condition last night at Shenzhen Third People's Hospital. He lives at Nanling village in Longgang, Read more

18th DEC 2013

1st case of H10N8 New Strain Bird Flu, China

China: NANCHANG - Health authorities in East China's Jiangxi province confirmed a human case of H10N8, a new strain of bird flu to infect people. A 73-year-old woman, who died of respiratory failure on December 6, was later confirmed to have been carrying the H10N8 virus by the Chinese Center for Disease Control... Read more

16th DEC 2013

Dongguan man diagnosed with deadly H7N9 bird flu, China

China: A 39-year-old Dongguan man is in critical condition after being diagnosed with the deadly H7N9 bird flu strain, Guangdong health authorities announced. Respiratory disease specialists from the provincial disease control centre and Guangzhou Medical University's First Affiliated Hospital had been sent to treat... Read more

16th DEC 2013

Vaccines suspended after deaths of two babies , China

China: China's top drug administration has suspended two batches of hepatitis B vaccine from use after the suspicious deaths of two babies last week. The batches of vaccine, totaling about 450,000 shots, have been suspended from use pending further investigation, although officials said no clear link... Read more

11th DEC 2013

H7N9 found in poultry markets, China

China: GUANGZHOU - Samples taken from two live poultry markets in south China's Guangdong Province have tested positive for H7N9 bird flu, the provincial health authority confirmed on Wednesday. Three samples from the two live poultry markets, both in Shenzhen, tested positive, said the Health Department of Guangdong Province. Read more

8th DEC 2013

Quarantines 19 over second H7N9 bird flu case, Hong Kong

HONG KONG – Hong Kong on Saturday, December 7, quarantined an additional 19 people after the city confirmed its second human case of the deadly H7N9 bird flu, less than five days after it confirmed its first, officials said. The 19 people were close contacts of the second carrier of H7N9 in the city... Read more

6th DEC 2013

New H7N9 case reported, China

China – HANGZHOU - A 30-year-old man was confirmed to have been infected with the H7N9 bird flu virus in east China's Zhejiang Province, local health authorities said Friday. The patient, surnamed Yu, is a native of Anji County, Zhejiang. He is being treated at the First Hospital affiliated with the Medical College... Read more

5th DEC 2013

Ban on poultry, China

China;The Department of Agriculture said on Thursday, December. 5, that the ban on poultry from China remains in force, following the confirmed case of the H7N9 bird flu virus in Hong Kong. The ban includes domestic and wild birds, day-old chicks, eggs, and semen, and poultry meat products... Read more

4th DEC 2013

Hong Kong's first H7N9 bird flu case

Seventeen people are in isolation after coming into contact with an Indonesian domestic helper who is the first person in Hong Kong to be infected with the deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu. They are among more than 200 people who have been placed under observation as a precaution, the Centre for Health Protection said yesterday... Read more

3rd DEC 2013

first case of H7N9 bird flu virus confirmed, China

China;Hong Kong - The deadly H7N9 bird flu virus has arrived in Hong Kong, it was confirmed last night. The city activated its flu contingency plan after an Indonesian domestic worker who recently travelled to Shenzhen was found to have contracted the deadly new strain, the first case in the city... Read more

2nd DEC 2013

HIV infection rate doubled in the young, China

China;Younger people are more at risk of HIV infection, with the rate having doubled from 2008 to 2012, and male-to-male sex is the prominent contributing factor, a senior health official has said. The rate of infections seen in males over 60 has also risen, possibly due to lifestyle changes, said health authorities. Read more

28th Nov 2013

3rd H7N9 case in Nov, China

China;A new human H7N9 bird flu case was reported in east China's Zhejiang Province, the fifth in China this autumn, according to local health authorities on Thursday. The patient surnamed Zhang, 57, from Anji County tested positive for the H7N9 virus on Wednesday when he went to the First Affiliated Hospital of... Read more

27th Nov 2013

Five-month-old baby dies after vaccination, Vietnam

Vietnam;BAC LIEU — A five-month old infant died on Sunday four hours after being injected with the 5-in-1 Quinvaxem vaccine in a health station of southern Bac Lieu Province's Hung Phu Commune. The baby was vaccinated according to the process issued by the Ministry of Health. The vaccine was tested for... Read more

27th Nov 2013

Reports case of dengue hemorrhagic fever

TAIPEI, Taiwan - The Tainan City Department of Health yesterday announced that a case of hemorrhagic dengue fever had broken out. The patient, a 62-year-old woman residing in Tainan's Northern District, has since been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, city health department... Read more

26th Nov 2013

Foot-and-mouth disease strikes livestock, Vietnam

Vietnam;HA NOI — The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has instructed localities to take measures to prevent and handle foot-and-mouth disease which has reappeared in five northern central provinces. The disease has affected more than 1,300 domestic animals, mainly cattle, buffalo and pigs,... Read more

24th Nov 2013

33,770 Malaria Cases, Eight People Dead, Cambodia

Cambodia ;PHNOM PENH - Cambodia reported 33,770 malaria cases in the first ten months of the year, a drop of 43 percent from 59,670 cases a year earlier, Xinhua news agency reported a health official as saying. A total of eight patients died during the ten-month period, down 78 percent from 37 a year earlier,... Read more

18th Nov 2013

First Human Case Of New Bird Flu Found, China

China;A new strain of the bird flu, which is being called H6N1 has been found in an individual. This is the first known occurrence of this particular strain being found in an individual. According to Taiwanese researchers, a 20-year-old woman from central Taiwan was experiencing several flu-like symptoms... Read more

13th Nov 2013

Vaccine not to blame for infant death, Vietnam

Vietnam;QUANG TRI — Central Quang Tri Province announced that the death of a three-year-old kid, who died on Sunday after receiving a Quinvaxem vaccine, was not caused by the vaccination. The kid received the injection on November 5. However, 16 hours later he reported a fever and swelling... Read more

12th Nov 2013

Bird flu four new cases reported, China

China;Beijing - As winter sets in, China is once again witnessing a surge in cases of deadly H7N9 bird flu that claimed 45 lives in the country in the past few months. A 64-year-old farmer in east China's Zhejiang Province has been confirmed to have contracted H7N9 bird flu virus, bringing the total number of... Read more

11th Nov 2013

Ten-Year-Old Boy Dies From Bird Flu, Cambodia

Cambodia;Kampot - A 10-year-old boy from Kampot province died of bird flu on Saturday bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 13 this year, with 24 confirmed cases overall, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Cambodia has been the worst hit country by the H5N1 virus... Read more

10th Nov 2013

Dengue fever epidemic nears 140,000 cases, Thailand

Thailand;The report goes on to say that as of Nov 6, 139,681 people have fallen ill from dengue fever around the country. The death toll from the mosquito borne viral disease stands at 129. These numbers are up by approximately 3,000 cases and three fatalities reported just three weeks ago. Read more

8th Nov 2013

Declares bird flu outbreak, Vietnam

Vietnam ; The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang announced Wednesday that bird flu has returned in its two communes. A statement from provincial authorities asked Tan Phu Dong District to deploy all possible forces to combat and contain the H5N1 virus among fowl in Tan Phu and Tan Thoi Communes. Read more

7th Nov 2013

human case of avian influenza A(H7N9), China

China; - Hong Kong - The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) has been notified by the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of an additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Zhejiang affecting a woman aged 64. The patient became ill on October 30 and... Read more


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