North Korea may be hiding hog apocalypse from the world

Asia Pacific Oct 13, 2019

North Korea may be hiding hog apocalypse from the world

By official accounts, the pig contagion wreaking havoc across Eastern Asia has virtually skipped over North Korea, with a single outbreak reported there in May. But wayward feral pigs have stoked concern that Kim Jong Un's reclusive state is hiding an African swine fever ...

Nursing homes see spate of deaths amid flu outbreak across Japan

National Jan 22, 2019

Nursing homes see spate of deaths amid flu outbreak across Japan

Amid an outbreak of influenza, the nation has seen a spate of deaths in recent days following mass infections at nursing care facilities. A facility called Shimizu Funai no Sato in Nantan, Kyoto Prefecture, said Tuesday that an 83-year-old resident died Sunday amid the outbreak, ...