First Clone of Endangered Przewalski ’s Horse Born in Conservation Effort to Save the Species
The first successfully cloned endangered Przewalski’s horse was born on Aug. 6 in a veterinary facility in Texas, San Diego Zoo Global announced on Friday. The horse was cloned from DNA of a male Przewalski’s horse cryopreserved by the zoo in 1980. Przewalski’s horses are “critically endangered” animals that are found in Mongolia, per Smithsonian’s National Zoo. They’re considered the last species of “truly wild horses” and are “distant cousins” of modern day domestic horses, having likely split from a common ancestor around 500,000 years ago, per the Smiths...
Source: TIME: Science - September 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The Guardian view on studying dinosaurs: ancient creatures, cutting-edge science | Editorial
A discovery in the Isle of Wight should remind us that we are living in a golden age of palaeontologyIt could be said that we live in the age of the dinosaurs. It is, of course, 66m years since agreat extinction wiped out three-quarters of the animals on Earth, including non-avian dinosaurs. The first fossil was described in scientific literature around two centuries ago, and Richard Owen coined the term dinosaur, or terrible lizard, soon afterwards. The scientific “dinosaur renaissance” of the 60s renewed public interest.But in the last 25 years, the pace of palaeontological discoveries has acceleratedto dizzy...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Dinosaurs Fossils Biology Evolution Science Palaeontology Source Type: news

COVID-19 Means Development Setbacks for Mongolia
Child in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Credit: UNICEF/UN0316934/PasqualliBy Tapan MishraULAANBAATAR, Mongolia, Jul 28 2020 (IPS) Mongolia has recorded very few cases of COVID-19, less than 300 as on date, despite its more than 4,000 kilometre porous border with China. However, the country faces a major economic impact from the pandemic. The general picture of the COVID-19 situation in Mongolia is very positive. The Government of Mongolia closed all educational institutions including kindergartens, schools and universities at the beginning of the year. It also introduced strict measures on social distancing, such as a ban on publ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tapan Mishra Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

COVID-19 means development setbacks for Mongolia: a UN Resident Coordinator ’s blog
Mongolia has recorded very few cases of COVID-19, less than 300 as on date, despite its more than 4,000 kilometre porous border with China. However, the country faces a major economic impact from the pandemic, says Tapan Mishra, the UN Resident Coordinator in Mongolia. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplementation in Deficient Children Fails to Lower Tuberculosis Risk Vitamin D Supplementation in Deficient Children Fails to Lower Tuberculosis Risk
A large study in Mongolia has concluded that vitamin D supplementation does not reduce the risk of contracting latent tuberculosis in children deficient in the vitamin.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Mongolian teenager dies of bubonic plague
Mongolia's health ministry says a 15-year-old boy has died of bubonic plague in the country's west after eating an infected marmot (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mongolian teen infected by marmot dies of bubonic plague
In an unrelated case in neighboring China, a patient who was infected with plague in the northern region of Inner Mongolia is improving, Chinese state media say. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: Mongolian teenager dies of bubonic plague
Mongolia's national news agency says a 15-year-old boy has died of bubonic plague in the country's west (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Jurassic fossils from northeastern China reveal morphological stasis in the catkin-yew
(Science China Press) Dong and colleagues studied well-preserved plant fossils from the Middle-Late Jurassic Daohugou Bed in eastern Inner Mongolia, northeastern China. These fossils closely resemble the extant catkin-yews Amentotaxus. They provide unequivocal evidence that the catkin-yews have undergone little morphological change over at least ~160 million years. Like ginkgo, the catkin-yews are living fossils that provide an important new example of evolutionary stasis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 11, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Suspected Plague Case Reported in China
TUESDAY, July 7, 2020 -- A suspected bubonic plague case in the Bayannur district of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China has been reported by local officials. Residents were told not to hunt wild animals such as marmots and that anyone... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

China reports case of suspected bubonic plague
It's in Inner Mongolia and comes as China says it's wrestled new cases of COVID-19 to near zero. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bubonic Plague Found in a Herder in Inner Mongolia, China Says
A city put control measures in place after one confirmed case of the disease, which caused the Black Death in the Middle Ages. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Austin Ramzy Tags: Inner Mongolia Bubonic Plague China Source Type: news

China's Inner Mongolia region reports bubonic plague case
While China appears to have reduced coronavirus cases to near zero, other infectious threats remain, with local health authorities announcing a suspected bubonic plague case in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bubonic Plague Warning In China ’s Inner Mongolia, Here Is What It Means
In Bayan Nur, there ’s a suspected case of the bubonic plague, which is caused by the Yersnia pestis bacteria. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science Editors' Pick editors-pick business pharma Source Type: news

The U.S. and U.K. Were the Two Best Prepared Nations to Tackle a Pandemic —What Went Wrong?
On Oct. 24, 2019—45 days before the world’s first suspected case of COVID-19 was announced—a new “scorecard” was published called the Global Health Security Index. The scorecard ranked countries on how prepared they were to tackle a serious outbreak, based on a range of measures, including how quickly a country was likely to respond and how well its health care system would “treat the sick and protect health workers.” The U.S. was ranked first out of 195 nations, and the U.K. was ranked second. You read that correctly. The two countries that on paper were the best prepared to deal ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gavin Yamey and Clare Wenham Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

U.S. Response to COVID-19 is Worse than China ’s. 100 Times Worse.
COVID-19 remains an ongoing threat and the U.S. has just reached a tragic milestone in the pandemic that may not get much attention. The COVID-19 death rate in the U.S. has now passed 340 per million residents, just over 100 times the rate in China. Let that sink in: The death rate from COVID-19 in the U.S. is 100 times greater than it is in China, where the virus first emerged in humans and where the Trump Administration claims the blame should lie for letting the pandemic get out of hand. And it’s not just China that kept its death rate low. Austria, Germany, and Greece have significantly lower per-capita mortalit...
Source: TIME: Health - June 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gavin Yamey and Dean T. Jamison Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

SpaceX ’s Dragon, Carrying 2 Astronauts, Docks at International Space Station
(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — SpaceX delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Sunday, following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk’s company. With test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken poised to take over manual control if necessary, the SpaceX Dragon capsule pulled up to the station and docked automatically, no assistance needed. The linkup occurred 262 miles (422 kilometers) above the China-Mongolia border. ”Congratulations on a phenomenal accomplishment and welcome to the International Space Station,” SpaceX Mission ...
Source: TIME: Science - May 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Marcia Dunn / AP Tags: Uncategorized News Desk Space wire Source Type: news

Validation of Chinese Multidimensional Depression Assessment Scale (MDAS) in Inner Mongolia pregnant women and risk factors of antenatal depression in Inner Mongolia in the era of one-child policy - Cheung HN, Chan SWY, Williams JM.
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy involves physiological changes in reproductive and endocrine systems, and social role changes that can increase the risk of mental health problems. In China, greater emphasis has been given to postpartum depression and its negative im... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The Latest: Beijing screening overseas flights for virus
Overseas passengers flying to Beijing may have to quarantine in Inner Mongolia if they have the new coronavirus or have been in close contact with anyone that does (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Plagues and People – The Coronavirus in a Historical Perspective
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Mar 19 2020 (IPS) The human factor is intimately involved in the origin, spread, and mitigation of the Coronavirus and we cannot afford to ignore that our future existence depends on compassion and cooperation. Response matters! Some quarantined Italians might recall Giovanni Boccaccio´s The Decameron from 1353 in which people escaping the plague are secluded in a villa where they tell stories to each other. Boccaccio introduced his collection of short stories with an eyewitness account of horrifying human suffering in Florence, which in 1348 was struck by a ”pestilence” t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Mongolian spots as a finding in forensic examinations of possible child abuse-implications for case work - Kettner M, Birngruber CG, Niess C, Baz-Bartels M, Bunzel L, Verhoff MA, Lux C, Ramsthaler F.
Mongolian spots (MS) are congenital dermal conditions resulting from neural crest-derived melanocytes migration to the skin during embryogenesis. MS incidences are highly variable in different populations. Morphologically, MS present as hyperpigmented macu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Fact-finding survey regarding judo-related injuries of judokas in developing country - Nakazawa R, Sakamoto M, Dambadarjaa B, Khuyagbaatar E, Khadbaatar A.
This study may help prevent future sports-related injuries. [Participants and Methods] We studi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Why Are So Many Politicians Testing Positive with COVID-19?
Among the 121,061 to have been infected by the COVID-19 virus so far, one class of notable people appear to have been affected more than others — politicians. “There are far more politicians who have been infected than you would have by statistical chance,” Francois Balloux, a professor of computational systems biology at University College London tells TIME. “Politicians are over-represented in the number of people who have been diagnosed.” In Iran and across Europe, several high profile politicians have revealed they are battling the novel coronavirus. Iraj Harirchi, the head of the Iranian ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime Source Type: news

How millets sustained Mongolia's empires
(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) Researchers examined stable isotopes from bone collagen and dental enamel to reconstruct the diets of ancient Mongolians. Findings challenge the popular notion of a completely nomadic prehistoric population, linking grain cultivation with the success of the Xiongnu Empire (c. 200 BCE-150 CE) and showing continual grain consumption during the Mongol Empire of the Khans (c. 1200-1400 CE). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

5,000-year-old milk proteins point to the importance of dairying in eastern Eurasia
(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) By analyzing milk proteins extracted from calcified dental plaque, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and their international partners present the earliest evidence for dairy consumption on the eastern Eurasian Steppe and uncover clues to the origin of mounted dairy pastoralism in Mongolia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mongolia to shut schools until March 30 to curb virus outbreak
Mongolia will keep all its schools shut until March 30 in order to prevent the coronavirus from spreading in the country, the government said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Russian Court Orders Woman Back to Coronavirus Quarantine After She Escapes From Hospital
(MOSCOW) — A Russian court on Monday ordered a woman who escaped from a virus quarantine to return back to the hospital she fled and stay under quarantine for at least two more days. The ruling underlined the chaotic public health approaches being taken to stop the spread of the new coronavirus from China. Alla llyina was admitted to the hospital in the northern Russian city of St. Petersburg on Feb. 6 with a sore throat and was tested for the new virus because she had returned from China five days earlier. She broke out of the hospital the next day by disabling an electronic lock in her room after finding out she wo...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DARIA LITVINOVA / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime russia Source Type: news

Alcohol advertisements, hazard warnings, knowledge of alcohol-related harm and health-profession students' drinking in Inner Mongolia - Wang S, Geater AF, Duan S, Wang X, Zhang H, Zhao L.
Background: Consumption of alcohol among adults in Inner Mongolia is high even among health professionals. Little is known of the alcohol consumption patterns of health-profession students. Objectives: To assess the association of knowledge o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Why This Week Could Be Critical for Understanding How Bad the Coronavirus Outbreak Will Get
It has been less than two months since authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan announced they were investigating a mysterious pneumonia-like viral infection. In that time, the pathogen—later identified at novel coronavirus 2019-nCov—has spread around China with abandon—from a few dozen suspected cases to more than 20,000 confirmed infections, causing and more than 420 deaths. But this week could prove crucial for understanding how much farther the outbreak is likely to spread and whether the dramatic efforts of Chinese authorities to contain the coronavirus have been effective. Officials in Chi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

A Bigger Impact in a Smaller World: The China Situation
People wear face masks in the waiting area at China's Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport. Credit: UN News/Jing ZhangBy Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Feb 3 2020 (IPS) We are now living in a hyper communicative world where news does travel faster than lightning. Boundaries, borders, geographical and time differences have become next to obsolete in today’s speed driven world. At any point in time people, news and local occurrences can influence internationally without much local isolation. Along with the advantages of technology, communications and connections world is also facing new challenges that are proportionally evolv...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The Latest: Russia closing its land border with China
Russia is closing its land border with China, similar to steps taken by Mongolia and North Korea, to guard against a new viral outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Guardian view on China and the coronavirus: scrutiny, not stigma | Editorial
It ’s right to scrutinise the official response to the outbreak, but that does not justify spreading wild rumours or discriminating against Chinese peopleThecoronavirus outbreak that began in Wuhan has shown how far and fast a disease can travel in our globalised age. It has also shown us how quickly fear, misinformation and blame can spread, only hindering the fight against the pneumonia-causing virus.The alarm is understandable. More than 6,000 cases have been confirmed, and more than 130 people have died: a public health expert at Imperial Collegehas suggested that 100,000 may be infected already. World Health Org...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Infectious diseases World news China Asia Pacific Mongolia Source Type: news

Democrats approve of Mongolia closing its borders to protect citizens from Coronavirus, yet Trump’s a “racist” for stopping illegal immigrants with deadly viruses from entering USA
(Natural News) The nefarious Democrats are at it again with their ultimate hypocritical stance on immigration. If you don’t know by now, the Democrats want open borders for one reason and one reason only – easy votes. The plan is to offer lots of free stuff, including medical coverage, food, income and the ability to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wuhan Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 106 in China as CDC Confirms 5 Cases in U.S.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed five cases of a SARS-like form of coronavirus in the U.S. On Tuesday, Chinese officials announced 25 additional deaths from the infection, raising the death toll to 106. The disease, which is believed to have originated in a seafood market in the Chinese central city of Wuhan, has infected a few thousand people across China and has also spread to other countries. Chinese officials have confirmed more than 4,400 cases of the novel coronavirus nationwide and more than 2,700 cases in Hubei, the province where Wuhan is located, according to a virus tracker maint...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Wuhan Coronavirus Infections Have Now Surpassed the Official Number of SARS Cases in China
Chinese officials confirmed Wednesday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has reached 5,974, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 and 2003. SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China, and killed almost 800 people across the world. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 132 people in China. The disease, which is believed to have originated in a seafood market in the Chinese central city of Wuhan, has also spread to other countries, including the U.S., where five cases hav...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

WHO Highlights Human to Human Transmission Concerns From Wuhan Coronavirus as Death Toll Rises to 133
Chinese officials confirmed Wednesday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has reached more than 6,000, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 and 2003. SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China, and killed almost 800 people across the world. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 133 people in China and more than 3,500 cases have been confirmed in Hubei, the province where Wuhan is located, according to a virus tracker maintained by researchers at Johns Hopkins University...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

U.S. Plans Second Evacuation Flight From Wuhan as Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 170
As China’s new coronavirus outbreak continues to grow, the State Department announced Thursday a second evacuation flight for Americans. China confirmed Thursday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has increased to more than 7,700, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during the 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Then, SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China and had a global death toll of almost 800. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 170 people in China. In Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak,...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Mongolia closes border, China extends holiday to fight virus
China has expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by postponing the end of this week's Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 81 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

China Puts 13 Cities on Lockdown as Coronavirus Death Toll Climbs
China broadened its lockdown to include at least 13 cities Friday as it strives to contain a deadly virus outbreak the World Health Organization has termed a domestic health emergency. The respiratory virus has claimed 26 lives and infected at least 830 people in China since it was first detected at a seafood market in Wuhan last month, according to figures provided by the National Health Commission Friday morning. While cases of the new coronavirus have been detected around the world, from Thailand and South Korea to the United States, WHO said the situation does not yet constitute a global health emergency. “There...
Source: TIME: Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized China Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

China reports fourth case of plague this month
Chinese health authorities on Thursday reported a fresh case of bubonic plague in the country's northern Inner Mongolia region, bringing the total number of plague cases to four since the beginning of the month. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Melting Ice
Warming temperatures threaten reindeer herding and the preservation of cultural artifacts in Mongolia. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 21, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Close contacts of China plague patients released after showing no symptoms: official
Some people who had been in close contact with pneumonic plague patients from Inner Mongolia have been released from medical observation, China's health authority said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A hunter ate a wild rabbit and caught bubonic plague
Twenty-eight people are in quarantine in China's northern Inner Mongolia province after a hunter was diagnosed with bubonic plague Saturday, the local health commission said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China's Inner Mongolia reports fresh bubonic plague case
China's Inner Mongolia reported a fresh, confirmed case of bubonic plague on Sunday, despite an earlier declaration by the country's health officials that the risk of an outbreak was minimal. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Two people got the plague in China. Why is it still a thing?
Two people in China are being treated for plague, authorities said Tuesday. It's the second time the disease, the same one that caused the Black Death, one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, has been detected in the region -- in May, a Mongolian couple died from bubonic plague after eating the raw kidney of a marmot, a local folk health remedy. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asian Nations Scramble to Contain Pig Disease Outbreaks
By HAU DINH and SAM McNEIL HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of highly contagious African swine fever, with Vietnam culling 2.6 million pigs and China reporting more than a million dead in an unprecedentedly huge epidemic some fear is out of control.Smaller outbreaks have been reported in Hong Kong, Taiwan, North Korea, Cambodia and Mongolia after cases were first reported in China's northeast in August. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization released a weekly update on the scale of infections on Thursday which reported a new outbreak in Laos.With pork supplies dwindling as ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International News Patient Care Source Type: news

Asian Nations Scramble to Contain Pig Disease Outbreaks
By HAU DINH and SAM McNEIL HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of highly contagious African swine fever, with Vietnam culling 2.6 million pigs and China reporting more than a million dead in an unprecedentedly huge epidemic some fear is out of control.Smaller outbreaks have been reported in Hong Kong, Taiwan, North Korea, Cambodia and Mongolia after cases were first reported in China's northeast in August. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization released a weekly update on the scale of infections on Thursday which reported a new outbreak in Laos.With pork supplies dwindling as ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International News Patient Care Source Type: news

The waterfall pattern of suicide mortality in Inner Mongolia for 2008-2015 - Qin P, Du M, Wang S, Zhang X, Wang Y, Yan T, Li L, Xu X, Zheng H, Gao L, Yu D, Niu M, Li H, Wu R, Sun J.
This study aims to determine the characteristics and severity of suicide mortality in Inner Mongolia between 2008 and 2015. METHODS: The death data between 2008 and 2015 was collected from the Death Registry System,1 and the suicide... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

The Guardian view on African swine fever: bad for people as well as pigs | Editorial
The current outbreak, linked to smallholders, is likely to affect prices around the world. But supersized animal farms are not the answerIn the coming weeks, bacon sandwich eaters in Newcastle and dairy farmers in California may find their pockets hit by developments thousands of miles away. The culprit is an outbreak ofAfrican swine fever which is sweeping through Asia, leading to the culling of millions of pigs in China and Vietnam, in what one expert calls the world ’s biggest animal disease outbreak to date. The US and the UK are watching keenly. Denmark hasbuilt a 43-mile border fence to keep out wild boar. The ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Farming Agriculture The meat industry China Vietnam Mongolia Cambodia North Korea Asia Pacific Science Environment World news Food Food science Globalisation Source Type: news

As Swine Fever Roils Asia, Hogs Are Culled and Dinner Plans Change
An African swine fever outbreak that had been centered in China is rapidly spreading to neighboring countries, pushing up prices of pork, a staple in many Asian nations. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKE IVES and KATHERINE LI Tags: Pigs Pork Livestock Diseases African Swine Fever Meat Epidemics Rabobank University of Hong Kong Phuc, Nguyen Xuan Far East, South and Southeast Asia and Pacific Areas Cambodia Mongolia Vietnam Source Type: news