Brazil says deaths from dengue up 163% in first half of year

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's health ministry says deaths from dengue fever in the last six months have risen 163% from the same period last year. The ministry said in a note Monday...

22nd case of dengue fever confirmed in Kaohsiung

Taipei, (CNA) The 22nd indigenous case of dengue fever in Kaohsiung this year has been confirmed, with the female patient being hospitalized after seeking medical treatment, the Centers for Disease Co...

Han Kuo-yu’s Kaohsiung failings show why his presidential ambitions are ridiculous

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- “Your presidential bid is outright ridiculous!” "Do not allow your sentimentality to overpower your rationality. Wake up!” These are not the wor...

Han 'can't even deal with one mosquito, much less Taiwan': Premier Su

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor and presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) claimed that the responsibility for dealing with Kaohsiung's dengue fever outbreak lies with Pre...

Kaohsiung mayor dodges question about 2 million HK protestors, dengue fever spreads

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- When asked to comment about the two million protestors who turned up in Hong Kong on Sunday (June 16), itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor and full-time presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu...

Kaohsiung reports 3 new indigenous dengue fever cases

Southern Taiwan's Kaohsiung City reported another three new cases of indigenous dengue fever last week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed on Monday. The new incidences are believe...

Taiwan records first case of Chikungunya this year

An Indonesian migrant worker in central Taiwan has been diagnosed with Chikungunya fever (屈公病), the first case in Taiwan this year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Wednesday. The woman d...

Tanzania's government announces outbreak of dengue fever

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzanian authorities have announced an outbreak of the mosquito-borne dengue fever in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam and Tanga region along the coast. De...

Taiwan scientists use ‘fidget spinners’ to separate blood plasma in breakthrough study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwan research team has made a breakthrough with a new method of separating blood plasma for diagnostic tests – making the most of the “fidget spinner.&rdqu...

Taiwan Can Help realize WHO’s Health for All: MOHW minister

Taiwan’s expertise in disease control and universal health coverage can help strengthen global medical development, and the nation is willing and able to share its experiences at the 72nd World ...

CDC dengue fever workshop deepens Taiwan-Indonesia medical cooperation

A Taiwan-Indonesia dengue fever prevention workshop kicked off March 11 in Taipei City, underscoring the government’s commitment to strengthening regional infectious disease networks. Organiz...

Taiwan confirms first imported dengue cases from the Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Members of the public are advised to take precautions against mosquito bites before visiting the Philippines, after Taiwan confirmed the first imported dengue cases this y...

Philippines says 136 people have died in measles outbreak

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine health secretary said Monday that 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have fallen ill in an outbreak blamed partly on vac...

8 employees of Brazil's Vale arrested over dam collapse

SAO PAULO (AP) — Eight employees of Brazilian mining giant Vale have been arrested in connection with the investigation into last month's collapse of a mining dam that killed at least 166 people and l...

Brazil institute: Potential health crisis in dam breach

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A top research institute in Brazil is warning of a potential health crisis following the collapse of a dam containing large amounts of mining waste. At least 13...