H7N9 kills 45 in China, vaccine in manufacturing

H7N9 kills 45 in China, vaccine in manufacturing

H7N9 bird flu has killed 45 people on the Chinese mainland since the first human infection was confirmed in late March, a health official said Thursday. A total of 134 cases of H7N9 infection have been confirmed on the Chinese mainland, said Wang Yu, director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Wang […]

Experts study possible spread of virus by migratory birds

A group of medical, veterinary and avian experts recently gathered in Beijing to see if there is a relation between the current outbreak of the H7N9 avian flu virus and migratory birds. Having failed to remove the birds from a list of possible carriers, the experts suggested monitoring not only east China, where the first […]

25 killed in SW China colliery accident

The death toll from a coal mine accident that occurred last week in southwest China’s Guizhou Province rose to 25 after the bodies of four missing miners were retrieved, local authorities said Monday. An outburst of coal and gas at the Machang Coal Mine, which belongs to the Gemudi Company of the Guizhou Water & […]

13 missing after ship sinks in E China

One person has been rescued and 13 others remain missing after a container ship sank in east China’s Bohai Bay on Monday afternoon, local maritime authorities said. The ship carrying 14 crew members was traveling from the northern coastal city of Tianjin to the coastal city of Taizhou in eastern Zhejiang Province, according to the […]

China reports more deaths from food poisoning last year

The Ministry of Health said Tuesday that 6,685 people suffered from food poisoning in 2012, with 146 of the victims consequently dying, up 6.6 percent year on year. The number of cases reported fell by 7.9 percent from the previous year, the ministry said. The ministry noted that no major cases were reported. Poisoning due […]

Missing baby killed in NE China

A missing baby, who was left in a car that had been stolen on Monday morning in northeast China’s Jilin Province, died after being strangled, local police confirmed Tuesday evening. Zhou Xijun, 48, handed himself to local police at around 5 p.m. Tuesday and confessed that he had strangled the baby and buried him in […]

Chinese embassy urges Egypt to guarantee tourists’ safety

The director of consular affairs at Chinese Embassy in Cairo, Zhang Baoqi, on Wednesday urged the Egyptian government to take necessary measures to guarantee Chinese citizens’ safe travelling in Egypt. The Chinese official conveyed the message in light of a tragic hot balloon accident on Tuesday in Luxor, about 670 km south of Egypt’s capital […]

China condemns deadly blast in Syrian capital

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman on Friday condemned the deadly blast that occurred in the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday. “The Chinese side strongly condemns all forms of terrorist attacks and is grief-stricken about the casualties of many innocent civilians in the Damascus blast,” spokesman Hong Lei said at a daily news briefing. At least […]