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China must amplify efforts to prevent pandemics

China must amplify efforts to prevent pandemics

February 12, 2014


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China has vastly improved its response to infectious diseases in the past decade, particularly influenza. In 2003, China covered up the SARS epidemic by first failing to report its knowledge of the new virus for three months, then under-reporting the number of cases. This contributed to the viral ...

China’s lack of transparency could increase spread of H7N9

China’s lack of transparency could increase spread of H7N9

April 26, 2013


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A new strain of avian influenza, otherwise known as bird flu, has broken out in mainland China, and concerns about an epidemic are beginning to rise. The first cases were reported in the Zhejiang province in mid-February, and, according to the World Health Organization, the disease has infected over 1...