Dengue death toll rises in Malaysia, number of cases close to double

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia saw a rise in deaths caused by dengue to 113 by August 3, compared to 70 cases in the same period last year, the health ministry said on Saturday.... Read more »

China tightens vaccine management after scandals

BEIJING: China passed a law on Saturday tightening the supervision and management of how vaccines enter the market, requiring stricter management of their production, research and distribution, after a series of safety... Read more »

China reports two new African swine fever outbreaks

BEIJING: China on Sunday confirmed two new outbreaks of African swine fever, one in the northern province of Hebei and the other in the northern region of Inner Mongolia, as the highly... Read more »

China’s Artificial Intelligence programs identifies diseases like a doctor

An artificial intelligence (AI) programme developed in China that combs through test results, health records and even handwritten notes diagnosed childhood diseases as accurately as doctors, researchers said Monday. From the flu... Read more »

China disciplines 80 officials linked to major vaccine scandal

BEIJING: China’s corruption watchdog on Saturday said it has disciplined more than 80 officials linked to a major vaccine scandal last summer that inflamed public fears over the safety of domestically produced... Read more »

Police bust baby formula crime ring

SYDNEY: Six people have been charged after Australian authorities uncovered a multi-million-dollar crime syndicate stealing baby formula and vitamins from major retailers across Sydney for shipment to China, police said Monday. Four... Read more »

Chinese police begin new probe into expired vaccines

Reuters On Jan 14, 2019 Last updated Jan 14, 2019 FILE PHOTO SHANGHAI: Police in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu have begun an investigation after at least 145 children received expired polio... Read more »

African swine fever hits farms in China’s Jiangsu province: Xinhua

Reuters On Jan 12, 2019 Last updated Jan 12, 2019 SHANGHAI: A new outbreak of African swine fever has hit two farms in Jiangsu province in eastern China, the official Xinhua news... Read more »

China finds African swine fever virus in some animal feed products

BEIJING: China has detected the African swine fever virus in some protein powders made using pork blood and manufactured by a Tianjin-based company, the General Administration of Customs said in a statement... Read more »

China reports new swine fever outbreaks

FILE PHOTO BEIJING: China’s agriculture ministry said on Wednesday two new African swine fever outbreaks were confirmed in Sichuan and Qinghai provinces. The new case in the city of Bazhong in Sichuan... Read more »