A live projection from a microscope displays a magnified image of a bedbug during a lecture on bedbug control at the Korea Pest Control Association in Seoul on Nov. 28.
South Korean blockchain engineer fights bedbugs with data
Self-professed insectophobe maps out reported infestations on a website that also displays real-time news reports to keep track of the outbreak.
The Mai Po nature reserve in Hong Kong neighboring mainland China's southern city of Shenzhen (background).
In bustling Hong Kong, forest bathing offers a therapeutic escape
Following a bout of depression and a chance encounter, the founder of Moments In Woods discovered the therapeutic practice of immersing in nature.
Residents and medical personnel evacuate patients from inside a hospital after an earthquake struck the city of Butuan, on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, late Saturday.
Residents begin to return home after Philippine quake kills one
Philippine residents were allowed to return to their homes on Sunday after a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck the country's south.
Children and their parents wait at an outpatient area at a children's hospital in Beijing on Thursday.
What we know so far about surging respiratory illnesses in China
While emphasizing that the full situation remains unclear, experts say there is little to suggest the cases were caused by a new virus.
Parents take their children to see a doctor at the pediatric emergency department of a hospital in Shanghai on Nov. 14
China says no unusual pathogens found in respiratory outbreaks
Other nations also faced respiratory illness surges post-pandemic
Children and their parents wait at a hospital in Beijing on Thursday.
WHO asks China for more data on respiratory illness outbreak
Northern China has reported an increase in "influenza-like illness" since mid-October when compared to the same period in the previous three years.
A worker uses a vacuum cleaner inside a bullet train at Suseo Station in Seoul on Nov. 13. South Korea is launching a four-week campaign against bedbugs after multiple reports of infestations sparked widespread public anxiety.
Bedbug anxiety comes for Asia, and the pest killers are here for it
Outbreaks in France and South Korea have people across Asia on high alert for bedbugs. Exterminators in the region say business is booming.

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