Chinese authorities have reported that a highly pathogenic strain of the H5N1 bird flu has been discovered in Hunan, China.
China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs announced on Saturday that the strain was found at a farm in the city of Shaoyang in Hunan Province.
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Authorities have confirmed the first person has been cured of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan, Hubei province, China where the disease originated.
The first case of coronavirus — a respiratory disease first reported in Wuhan, China where six people died and at least 200 people have been infected — has made its way to the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed on Tuesday.
Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said that a male patient in his 30s was being treated at Snohomish County, Washington, a two-hour drive north of Seattle.
The “mystery virus” that has so far infected at least 200 people in mainland China since the end of December has been detected in neighboring countries.
The pathogen, which presents symptoms similar to pneumonia, was identified on Jan. 8 as a new strain of coronavirus — the same family responsible for the deadly severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003.
Chinese health officials have officially ruled out Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), bird flu, and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) as dozens of people in central China are infected by mysterious viral pneumonia.
A total of 59 people have been affected by the virus in Wuhan, Hebei province, China, according to the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission on Sunday night via The Straits Times. Seven patients are reportedly in critical condition.
A 9-year-old boy in Milpitas, California died after contracting a common infection among children, baffling his parents and some doctors who now call for a public health investigation.
Tristan Michael Ang passed away at an intensive care unit on June 28, six days after “a mild summer bug” began to present more serious signs and symptoms, including confusion, forgetfulness and terrible headaches.
Chinese pork production is facing a threat of a highly contagious flu virus that has already spread to a dozen provinces in the past three months.
The deadly African swine fever has reportedly spread to the 12 provinces which cater to over half the pig population in China, according to The Guardian.
HIV treatment just became less expensive and more convenient for those who have the virus in China.
On Jan. 20, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) launched Triumeq, its top antiretroviral drug currently available in 50 markets worldwide.
The Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) is on high alert after French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur announced that its first-ever approved Dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, has potentially adverse effects.
“The analysis confirmed that Dengvaxia provides persistent protective benefit against dengue fever in those who had prior infection. For those not previously infected by dengue virus, however, the analysis found that in the longer term, more cases of severe disease could occur following vaccination upon a subsequent dengue infection,” the company wrote in its announcement on Nov. 29.
A new strain of H7N9, commonly known and referred to as bird flu, is circulating in China, and scientists believe this could pose a threat to humans as it has the potential to trigger a global pandemic.
American and Japanese researchers have tested the new bird flu strain, which has been circulating in China since 2013. On a report published by the researchers at Cell Host and Microbe on Thursday, the new virus strain that was tested on mice, ferrets and other non-human mammals had replicated efficiently.
A 13-year-old boy from Osaka was referred to a juvenile consultation center by Japanese authorities for allegedly selling a smartphone virus through an online market place.
The boy, a second grader at a public junior high school whose name has been withheld, admitted his crime to the Nara prefectural police’s cyber crime division on Tuesday, and said he was in need of pocket money, according to The Japan News.