By Tong-Hyung Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A sixth person in South Korea has died of the MERS virus, as the government announced last week that it was strengthening measures to stem the spread of the disease and public fear. Sixty-four people in South Korea have been infected by Middle East Respiratory […]
BEIJING (AP) — China’s plan to vaccinate 100 million children and come a step closer to eradicating measles has set off an outcry that highlights widening public
By Xin Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Dr. Harvey Fineberg, who is the chair of the International Health Regulations (IHR) Review Committee, briefed the press. They answered questions related to the external review of the global response to the influenza pandemic that is underway after the conclusion of the second in-person meeting. In May, 2009, the […]
Whether it’s severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) or avian influenza, every now and then, there’s an ailment that is hyperbolized. Oftentimes, misinformation creates further confusion. In the last year, the H1N1 influenza strain has been at the center of media attention. Public media commonly refers to it as swine flu.
BEIJING (AP) — By quarantining them as a safeguard against swine flu, Beijing denied that it had discriminated against Mexicans on May 4; meanwhile, Mexico said it was sending a plane to China to bring back its citizens.