Avian flu outbreaks spread in Taiwan’s Hualien, Tainan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Avian influenza is rapidly spreading across the nation as the highly pathogenic strain of H5N6 virus was detected in Hualien, and then Tainan within one week. The first ever ...

First ever H5N6 case confirmed in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The first case of H5N6 avian influenza has been confirmed in Taiwan, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced Monday. According to CDC Deputy Director-General Philip L...

Bird flu-plagued South Korea agrees to buy US eggs

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — South Korea is in the throes of a bird flu outbreak and for the first time has asked the United States to ship it shell eggs. The demand is good for a U.S. eg...

Best photos from the past week in Asia

After returning from a visit to Pearl Harbor last week, Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada visited a Tokyo shrine that honors Japan's war dead, including convicted war criminals. Inada had acc...

Gloomy start to year of rooster as bird flu hits South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The year of the rooster looks set for a gloomy start. Egg prices are soaring and new year's festivals are being canceled as South Korea fights its worst bird flu outbreak in ...

Premier orders border controls amid Japan, Korea bird flu outbreaks

Premier Lin Chuan on Thursday has ordered more initiatives for epidemic control amid Japan and South Korea’s bird flu outbreaks. Japan authorities have been culling more than 300,000 chickens...

Chinese woman dies of H5N6 bird flu, another woman critical

BEIJING (AP) -- Health authorities in China say a 26-year-old woman has died of a strain of bird flu, and another woman is reportedly in serious condition.The two contracted H5N6, which is a strain of...

Travel alert for China's Shanghai, Jiangxi raised after new H7N9 cases

Taipei, Jan. 2 (CNA) Taiwan has raised a travel advisory for China's Shanghai City and Jiangxi Province by one level after two H7N9 avian flu cases were reported there, the Centers for Disease Contr...