Taiwanese student tests positive for Zika virus after a trip to Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese man has been diagnosed with Zika virus after his trip to Vietnam, announced the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and it becomes the first confirmed case of the dis...

6 more die from flu complications in Taiwan this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced Tuesday that there have been six more deaths as a result of influenza infections over the past week. Since the beginn...

New measles case confirmed in Greater Taipei: CDC

Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed on Wednesday a new imported measles case and alerted people in the Greater Taipei area to beware of possible exposure as the patient used the T...

Flu still at peak season in Taiwan: CDC

The flu season in Taiwan is still at a peak, with eight flu-related deaths reported last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday. During the Feb. 2-10 Lunar New Year...

Three more cases of measles confirmed in Taiwan

Three more cases of measles have been confirmed in Taiwan, bringing the number to 11 since the beginning of the year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Friday. The three new cases include ...

Trump launching campaign to end HIV epidemic in US by 2030

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is launching a campaign to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030, targeting areas where new infections happen and getting highly effective drugs to...

Trump plan to stop HIV epidemic relies on fresh insights

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is launching a campaign to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030, targeting areas where new infections happen and getting highly effective drugs to...

Taiwan's first indigenous dengue case this year reported

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has announced this year’s first indigenous case of dengue fever—the earliest it has broken out in three years. The CDC mad...

Taiwan CDC: 7 new deaths as a result of flu infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced today seven more people have died this season due to flu-related complications. One of the seven was a four-year-old girl wh...

Taiwan residents urged to be on alert for epidemics in Japan, SE Asia during LNY holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The public are advised to keep vigilant against epidemics currently plaguing a number of areas if they are planning a trip to foreign countries during the Lunar New Year h...

Reports: Limit food industry sway on public health matters

NEW YORK (AP) — The tweet from a group that finances development in Latin America was direct: Sodas do not offer beauty or joy, just a big amount sugar. There was one problem for the...

Q&A: Feds tackle opioid epidemic, but is it helping?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency and urged prosecutors to seek the death penalty against drug dealers. Congress has provided...

CDC sees possible link between opioids and birth defect

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are looking into a possible link between prescription opioids and a horrific birth defect. Babies born with the defect have their intestines hanging ...

First 2 cases of imported measles this year confirmed in Taiwan, over 300 exposed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two Taiwanese men were confirmed to have contracted the measles after traveling to Vietnam and the Philippines, marking the first two cases of imported measles this year in Tai...

Taiwan septuagenarian contracts malaria in Ethiopia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A man in his seventies contracted malaria in Ethiopia, in the seventh similar case over the past year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced Tuesday. The man had tr...