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Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine Prequalified by WHO
Oct 11, 2013 | Sheryl Gordon

In a momentous statement on October 9, the World Health Organization announced that it would add the SA 14-14-2 live, attenuated vaccine for Japanese...

Steady Increase in China's H7N9 Cases: Media Reports 38 Cases, 10 Deaths
Apr 11, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

At the time of this posting, the official WHO count remains at 33 cases and 9 deaths, but Chinese media reports 38 H7N9 cases and 10 deaths. The...

The New Virus on the Block: H7N9 Case Counts, Explanations and Updates
Apr 5, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

The much-awaited springtime seems to have an unfortunate knack for bringing us scary diseases. Almost exactly ten years ago, surgical masks were à la...

H7N9 Update: Fourteen Cases and Four Deaths
Apr 4, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

According to reports from Weibo, AFP, and Xinhua, the case count has increased again. Total case count is 14, with four deaths. Chinese media giant...

The Power of Social Media: Updates on H7N9 Outbreak From Weibo
Apr 3, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

Yesterday, a “gutsy” employee at Nanjing Gulou Hospital posted a picture, confirming a case of H7N9, to Weibo, a Chinese microblogging network...

China Reports First Documented Cases of H7N9 Influenza in Humans
Apr 1, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

Until this weekend, H7N9 was a type of influenza A virus that was known to only infect birds. On Sunday, March 31, HealthMap picked up a story from...

Thousands of Dead Pigs Dumped into Huangpu River, Shanghai
Mar 20, 2013 | Katharina Schwan

There seems to be no end in sight: over the past two weeks Chinese authorities have fished nearly 15,000 dead pigs out of the Huangpu River in...

H1N1 Flu Kills Two in Beijing
Jan 9, 2013 | Lauren Edmundson

Two deaths from the influenza H1N1 virus have occurred in Beijing over the past two weeks. The virus reportedly killed two women, one young migrant...

Spotlight: SARS
Oct 2, 2012 | Jason Hayes

Few media-hyped events pose such a lurking, pit-of-your-stomach discomfort as the rapid, global emergence of a new disease. The sound of ambulance...

TB Outbreak in China's Anhui Province
Jun 7, 2012 | Chenlong Zuo

  The Anhui Provincial Health Disease Control Departments have confirmed 29 cases of tuberculosis, including 26 students and three teachers who all...

Imported Poliovirus Leaves 1 Dead in Xinjiang, China
Sep 9, 2011 | Glory Song

  On August 31st, we reported that four children were diagnosed with polio in Xinjiang, China, a country that had been polio-free for eleven years....

Paralyzing Virus Returns to China
Aug 31, 2011 | Anna Tomasulo

On Friday night, four children in China’s Xinjiang province were diagnosed with polio, a virus absent from China for over a decade.  The poliovirus...

Outbreak of Cutaneous Anthrax in Liaoning, China
Aug 12, 2011 | Glory Song

As of yesterday, 30 patients, 3 of which have been confirmed,  in Haicheng City and Xiuyan County of Liaoning Province, were admitted to local...

Chinese duck farm
Hundreds of Thousands of Possible Cases Linked to Polluted Water Source in Huangchuan County
Jul 18, 2011 | healthmap

Since mid-June, Huangchuan County of Henan Province in China has seen a sharp rise in diarrhea cases, exceeding the capacity of local hospitals and...

HIV in China
Nov 17, 2010 | healthmap

Recently, China released figures that as of September this year, there are 360,000 HIV positive cases in the country, among whom 130,000 have...