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Vietnam raises alarm about H7N9 bird flu spread

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health (MoH) recently sent an urgent circular to provinces and cities, asking them to beef up the prevention and fight against H7N9 bird flu.

Appearing on MoH’s General Department of Preventive Medicine website on Monday, the circular said although Vietnam


H7N9 epidemic unlikely: health watchdog

China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission said on Friday that a large-scale H7N9 epidemic is unlikely, following 28 cases reported nationwide this year.

“Current cases are scattered, and no mutation of the virus has been idntified so far that could affect public


China reports 11th vaccine-related infant death

Health authorities in northwest China’s Gansu Province said late Friday that they are investigating a new infant death linked to hepatitis B vaccination, the 11th such case in the country since November.

A baby in the provincial capital of Lanzhou died after receiving the vaccination


Foundation expands aid to kids


The China Foundation for Disabled Persons (CFDP) is expanding its assistance to children with cerebral palsy (CP) by establishing a special “DeerKids” relief fund in Beijing on Friday.


DeerKids plans to fund at least 20 poverty-stricken families with


New H7N9 case reported in Guangzhou

South China’s Guangdong Province reported a new human H7N9 case on Thursday, raising the total number of H7N9 cases in the province to six since August.

The new patient is a 38-year-old resident surnamed Ou in Shenzhen city, according to the provincial health authority.



TCM should “learn rules”

An expert in China’s natural health products has one crucial suggestion for traditional Chinese medicine-makers interested in selling their products in the United States: Know the rules.

Though TCM is slowly gaining acceptance in the US, most remedies are sold as over-the-counter