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Philippines detects new swine fever outbreaks, eyes more pork imports

September 24, 2020 4:17 PM

MANILA (REUTERS) - The Philippines' Department of Agriculture said on Thursday (Sept 24) it had detected new African swine fever outbreaks in six provinces, raising the possibility that the domestic pork shortfall anticipated by year-end will be bigger than initially expected.

Thousands infected with disease after leak at China factory

September 19, 2020 5:00 AM

BEIJING • Thousands of people in north-west China have tested positive for a bacterial disease after a leak from a state-owned biopharmaceutical plant making animal vaccines last year.

Indonesia battles another health crisis as dengue cases continue to climb

June 21, 2020 5:00 AM

The Indonesian authorities are worried about another health crisis on their hands, dengue haemorrhagic fever, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

China's increasing wealth is changing the way people die

June 25, 2019 12:54 PM

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) - Chronic illnesses like stroke, heart problems and lung cancer became the top causes of premature death in China over the last three decades, according to a new study showing health trends that increasingly resemble the US and other advanced nations.

Death toll from acute encephalitis in east Indian town rises to 129 children

June 23, 2019 11:04 PM

NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - At least 129 children have now died of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in the town of Muzaffarpur in the eastern Indian state of Bihar since an outbreak earlier this month, a medical official said on Sunday (June 23).

Thailand on red alert in bid to stop 'Pig Ebola' crossing border

May 19, 2019 5:00 AM

BANGKOK • Thailand, one of Asia's top pork producers, is intensifying efforts to hold off a lethal pig virus that is causing havoc as it spreads across the region.

Thailand on red alert in bid to stop 'Pig Ebola' crossing border

May 18, 2019 12:30 PM

BANGKOK (BLOOMBERG) - Thailand, one of Asia's top pork producers, is intensifying efforts to hold off a lethal pig virus that's causing havoc as it spreads across the region.

Pakistan police arrest doctor after 90 infected by HIV syringe

May 03, 2019 10:13 PM

KARACHI (AFP) - At least 90 people, including 65 children, are believed to have been infected with the HIV virus in Pakistan by a doctor using a contaminated syringe, officials said Friday (May 3).

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