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By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Philippines reports 15,000 dengue cases in first three months

The number of dengue fever cases reported during the first quarter of 2014 has topped 15,000; however, although this is a large number, this is less than half the number of cases reported on the archipelago the More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Horse blood pudding linked to food poisoning outbreak in Vietnam

Nearly two dozen participating in a party in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai were sickened food poisoning after consuming horse blood pudding, according to a Saigon Giai Phong report Tuesday. Image/CIA Samples More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Malacanang: Philippine government issues MERS advisory

In response to recent events concerning overseas workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) contracting the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV), the Presidential Palace, or Malacanang issued More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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MERS coronavirus makes first appearance in Asia: Malaysia, Philippines report MERS-CoV cases

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has been confirmed for the first time in Asia as the Malaysian Ministry of Health reports a confirmed death in a man from Batu Pahat, Johor. Image/Maureen More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, April 14th, 2014

Spread of banana fungal disease, Fusarium wilt, concerns UN agency

PRESS RELEASE The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is warning countries to step up monitoring, reporting and prevention of one of the world’s most destructive banana diseases, Fusarium More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Singapore reports two dozen measles cases in travelers to the Philippines

The Singapore Ministry of Health issued an measles advisory Friday noting that 23 of the 72 measles cases reported this year were in people who traveled to the Philippines. The Philippines are experiencing a serious More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 11th, 2014

Angiostrongylus infection in two Dutch travelers to the Philippines confirmed

Two cases of Angiostrongylus infection has been confirmed in two men from the Netherlands who traveled for vacation to the Philippines back in February, according to a letter to ProMed Mail from physicians from More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

West Java city hit hard by chikungunya: Report

Hundreds of people in the West Java city of Depok were stricken with chikungunya during the past month, according to a Tempo report Apr.3 (computer translated). Photo/CIA Infectious diseases that attack everyone More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, March 31st, 2014

South Korea CDC issues travel advisory for the Philippines due to measles outbreak

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an advisory for travelers to the Philippines today in response to the measles outbreak in the Southeast Asian country, according to an Arirang report today. The More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, March 28th, 2014

Taiwan reports upticks in typhoid, paratyphoid

The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control is reporting more cases of typhoid and paratyphoid than usual this year, according to a press release Wednesday. Image/CIA Since Jan. 1, a total of 7 typhoid fever cases have More...

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