AIA Singapore pays tribute to essential workers, providing them with free protection, AIA #ShareTheLove Insurance plan, against infectious diseases including COVID-19 and dengue fever

The special coverage is part of the insurer’s regional #ShareTheLove movement to give back to the community – by protecting what matters most, and enabling healthier, longer, better lives for generati...

Industry scrambles to stop fatal bird flu in South Carolina

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An infectious and fatal strain of bird flu has been confirmed in a commercial turkey flock in South Carolina, the first case of the more serious strain of the disease in the Un...

Taiwan residents urged to be on alert for epidemics in Japan, SE Asia during LNY holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The public are advised to keep vigilant against epidemics currently plaguing a number of areas if they are planning a trip to foreign countries during the Lunar New Year h...

Migrating birds create flu bonanza for scientists to study

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Huge flocks of famished birds scour the sands of Delaware Bay for the tiny greenish eggs an army of horseshoe crabs lays every spring. It's a marvel of e...

Taiwan CDC urges travelers visiting avian influenza affected areas in China to practice “5 do’s and 6 don’t’s”

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) Wednesday advised travelers visiting China during the week-long Lunar New Year holiday to practice good personal hygiene to ward o...

Taiwan issues yellow travel alert for China’s Shaanxi over H7N9 bird flu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) under the Executive Yuan issued a yellow travel alert on Wednesday for China’s Shaanxi Province after the first confirmed cas...

UN sees bird flu changes but calls risk of people spread low

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says it has noticed mutations in the bird flu virus that is now spreading in China, but says the risk of the disease spreading easily between people still r...

Taiwanese man dies of H7N9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 69-year-old businessman who worked in China became the second person in Taiwan to die of the H7N9 avian flu, officials said Tuesday. Of five known cases, a foreign ci...

UN health agency 'vigilant' about China bird flu outbreak

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says an increase in bird flu cases in China this year has not shown sustained human-to-human transmission, but it vows to remain "vigilant" over the puzzlin...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA: MALAYSIA-NORTH KOREA — Malaysian authorities announce two more arrests in the death of the North Korean leader's half brother, whose apparent assassination this week unleashed ...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA: MALAYSIA-NORTH KOREA — Malaysian police have arrested two women in the death of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korea's leader who was reportedly poisoned this week by ...

China Jan. bird flu deaths hit 79, most since at least 2013

BEIJING (AP) — China's national health authority says an outbreak of bird flu killed 79 people around the country in January, the highest monthly death toll from the H7N9 strain in at least ...

Some China cities close poultry markets amid bird flu fears

BEIJING (AP) — Several Chinese cities are shutting down their poultry markets in the wake of a bird flu outbreak that has killed at least two dozen people this year across China. The...

Taiwan’s first H7N9 patient this year remains in critical condition

TAIPEI (Taiwan) - The Centers for Disease Control confirmed the first case of H7N9 avian influenza in a human this year. A 69-year-old businessman living in Kaohsiung returned from Guangdong Provin...

Taiwanese diagnosed with H7N9 after China trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Centers for Disease Control said Saturday they were looking for 108 people who came into contact with a 69-year-old Kaohsiung man who brought the H7N9 bird flu back fr...