Tag Archives: China

Fighting Rabies in China

China has the second highest number of reported rabies cases in the world, but numbers of human deaths have been decreasing. According to the WHO, the Chinese authorities are forecasting national rabies elimination by 2025. Most of the cases are … Continue reading

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XDR-TB a major concern in China

XDR-TB is a major concern in China: 32% of isolates resistant to more than one first-line drug; 10% isolates multidrug resistant, 2% XDR. Continue reading

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HIV in China

We all know that China is changing – fast. With the largest population in the world and the speed of urbanization, the potential for the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is worrying. By some estimates, over a million people … Continue reading

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Smallpox came from Africa

Human disease attributable to variola virus (VARV), the etiologic agent of smallpox, has been reported in human populations for more than 2,000 years. VARV is unique among orthopoxviruses in that it is an exclusively human pathogen. Because it has a … Continue reading

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