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Spotlight: Race is on to develop working Zika vaccine


After bird flu, swine flu, dengue, chikungunya and Ebola, the world is determined not to be caught napping by the Zika virus.

WHO estimates up to 4 mln infected by Zika virus in the Americas


Based on dengue epidemiology in the Americas and the over 2 million cases which are reported in the region every year, Aldighieri estimated that there could be "between 3 and 4 million cases of Zika infections in the Americas."

Mosquitoes to be used in the fight against Zika


A pilot field study using mosquitoes infected with bacteria is expected to be launched in South China probably in March, says lead researcher.

Authority watchful to avert risk of Zika virus


No Zika virus cases have been seen on the Chinese mainland, but the country does face a risk the virus could be imported from other countries and regions.

East China province reports 1st H7N9 case this winter


East China's Fujian Province on Tuesday confirmed its first human infection of H7N9 bird flu virus this winter.

Guangdong reports 5 avian flu human cases


Three human H7N9 avian flu cases and two H5N6 cases have been reported in south China's Guangdong Province within two weeks, local health authorities said Thursday.

Number of human bird flu cases likely to rise


More human infections from bird flu are expected before the spring, with sporadic human-to-human transmissions in China, according to the nation's top scientists.

Infectious diseases kill 1,639 in China in Nov.


A total of 1,639 people died as a result of infectious diseases on the Chinese mainland in November 2015, according to official data revealed on Thursday.

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