virus

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Coronavirus UPDATE: President Xi addresses “grave situation of the rapid spreading epidemic”

    The Novel Coronavirus that infects the respiratory tract and gives patients flu-like symptoms, is now responsible for at least 42 deaths in central China (40 in Hubei), with 15 new fatalities reported yesterday, and more than 1,409 cases in total. At this stage the spread of the virus outside China has been extremely isolated with overseas authorities quarantining any confirmed…

  • Thailand

    Thai, Air Asia suspend flights to Wuhan because of Novel Coronavirus

    Thai Airways and Thai Air Asia are both taking steps to prevent any possible spread of Novel Coronavirus pneumonia through tourist arrivals from Wuhan, the source of the outbreak. Thai Air Asia, which operates two daily flights to Wuhan from Bangkok and one from Phuket, suspended services yesterday. Meanwhile Malaysia-based Air Asia, has also suspended scheduled flights to and from Kota Kinabalu…

  • World

    Fortress Wuhan. Chinese authorities lock down the source of the coronavirus.

    Wuhan, a city of more than 10 million in the central Chinese province of Hubei, is effectively in lock down following a decisive attempt to isolate the source of the Novel Coronavirus. Wuhan has ‘temporarily’ closed its airport, rail station and main roads out of the city. All city public transport services are all suspended too, as authorities scramble to…

  • Krabi

    Suspected British Coronavirus patient, confirmed NOT to have the virus – UPDATE

    It’s now been confirmed that a British man, in critical condition in a Thai Hospital, has not contracted the Chinese Coronavirus. Ashley Shorley, who was holidaying on Koh Phi Phi at the time, became seriously ill with a “flu virus” on December 27. He was rushed by boat (reported as a sea plane in other media) to Phuket where his condition worsened. He…

  • Environment

    32 year old British patient recovering in Phuket, suspected Coronavirus victim

    UPDATE HERE. A British tourist is reported to be fighting for his life in a Phuket hospital. He could be the first Western victim of the coronavirus strain sweeping through China, according to Doctors at the hospital, but is yet to be confirmed. This latest coronavirus, related to the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome)…

  • Hot News

    Coronavirus spreads north and south in China – 139 new cases reported

    Another 139 new cases of a flu-like disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus in China has shocked health officials. There’s also been a third confirmed death reported today. Worse, the outbreak has now spread beyond Wuhan in central China where the virus was first identified. There have been cases reported in Beijing, a province next door to Shanghai and…

  • Hot News

    More coronavirus cases detected in China, global alert for Chinese New Year

    Chinese medical officials have now reported four more cases of the viral pneumonia strain caused by a new coronavirus. The discoveries are causing rising concern that the disease is not fully understand and could spread during the upcoming Chinese New Year holidays. The new virus, originating in the Chinese city of Wuhan – the apparent epicentre of the outbreak –…

  • Environment

    Second death in China from virus concerns officials with the CNY holidays looming

    “At least 41 people have now been diagnosed as being infected this latest flu-like strain.” Medical officials in China’s Wuhan city have announced that another man had died after being infected by the new coronavirus strain. Thailand and Japan have now reported new cases of a the Chinese Coronavirus that has already killed two and infected at least 40 in…

  • Bangkok

    First case of New Coronavirus Pneumonia detected arriving in Bangkok

    A first case of ‘New Coronavirus Pneumonia’ has been identified in Thailand, but the Public Health Ministry is assuring the public there is no wider outbreak of the virus. The mystery virus has now been identified by Chinese scientists and was earlier nicknamed as the mystery Wuhan pneumonia. Anuthin Charnvirakul, the Thai Public Health Minister has informed the media that…

  • Tourism

    Chinese scientists identify the ‘Wuhan Virus’. Screening continues on Thai-bound flights.

    The mysterious pneumonia-like disease striking dozens of people in Wuhan, China, has now been identified as from the same family of viruses as the deadly SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). This news from Chinese scientists today. Earlier today The Thaiger reported that three Thais and a Chinese citizen had been detected arriving from Wuhan in the Hubei province with suspected viral…

  • Việt Nam

    Nguy cơ bùng phát bệnh sởi khi vui chơi tại công viên Disneyland

    ẢNH: BABIESTRAVELLITE Cách đây 2 tuần, một du khách mắc bệnh sởi ở Quận Los Angeles, Mỹ đã đến công viên giải trí Disneyland. Khả năng cao, người này có thể lây lan căn bệnh nguy hiểm tới hàng trăm người cũng có mặt tại hôm đó. Trong một thông báo mới nhất, Sở Y tế Công cộng Quận Los…

  • Philippines

    Dengue alert declared in The Philippines

    PHOTO: Philippine Star Dengue cases have doubled in Thailand this year. And in The Philippines a similar situation is unfolding. Health authorities in The Philippines are declaring a national dengue alert after a spike in cases leaving more than 450 people dead since the start of 2019. Around 100,000 dengue cases were reported across The Philippines in the first six…

  • Environment

    Health warning: Chikungunya cases up in Thailand’s southern province

    Thai health authorities are reporting 86 new cases of the Chikungunya virus in the last week alone. There have been 3,592 cases – nearly all in southern Thailand – this year. Here’s a few things to know about the Chikungunya virus… Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. It causes fever and severe joint pain. Other symptoms…

  • Environment

    27 deaths from Dengue fever already this year

    27 people have died from dengue fever in Thailand so far this year. That’s the highest fatality rate, year on year, in the past five years. The Public Health Ministry deputy permanent secretary Dr Supakit Sirilak has reacted by sending an urgent letter to related agencies to prepare measures to prevent more dengue fever deaths. It’s estimated there will be…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Covid-19 Coronavirus UPDATE: Global pandemic, Italy cases soar, new Chinese cases plummet

    As the World Health Organisation declares the Covid-19 coronavirus a global pandemic, there are now 126,380 cases, resulting in 4,634 deaths, with 68,310 people fully recovered. The focus of new outbreaks has moved away from China and to the European continent and the US. The current death rate is 3.7%. Here are snippets of the latest news from around the…

  • Thailand

    Import of birds and poultry from Russia suspended to avoid bird flu

    The Livestock Development Department is imposing a 90 day slowdown of imports into or transit through Thailand of birds and poultry, as well as their carcasses from Russia, Togo and Congo to prevent a possible spread of the highly pathogenic avian influenza HPAI H5N1 virus in the country (bird flu). Thai PBS reports that the department’s previous announcement for a…