Pet birds allowed on Taipei MRT from Sept. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pet birds are now allowed on public buses and the MRT in Taipei, the Public Transportation Office (PTO) announced Tuesday (Sept. 1). Passengers can now bring their bird...

Eagle Hospitality Trust Sponsor Urges Collaboration to Save REIT

Urban Commons believes it is time to unite and deliver a sustainable survival plan for the REIT The Sponsor objects to deliberately being portrayed in a negative light SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - ...

Central Taiwan farm culls 16,031 chickens over H5N5 avian flu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A farm located in Changhua County’s Erlin Township was found to have chickens infected with the highly pathogenic H5N5 avian influenza. According to Tung Meng-chi...

S. Taiwan farm culls 9,556 chickens infected with avian flu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 9,556 chickens on a farm in southern Taiwan's Changhua County were culled Sunday (June 21) after they were confirmed to have been infected with the highly p...

Taiwan raises travel alert for Chinese provinces over H9N2 concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (May 25) raised its travel advisory for the Chinese provinces of Shandong and Fujian to a Level 2 alert, foll...

Nearly 16,000 chickens culled in S. Taiwan due to avian flu

Nearly 16,000 chickens raised on a farm in Pingtung County, southern Taiwan, were culled Saturday (April 25) after they were confirmed to be infected with the highly pathogenic H5N5 avian influenza vi...

Avian flu outbreak at SW Taiwan chicken farm results in culling of 8,624 chickens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A confirmed and highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI A) (H5N5) outbreak at a chicken farm in Yanshuei District, Tainan City on Thursday (April 16) resulted in the culli...

Medical intelligence sleuths tracked, warned of new virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — In late February when President Donald Trump was urging Americans not to panic over the novel coronavirus, alarms were sounding at a little-known intelligence unit situated on a U.S....

Paul McCartney says China should end 'medieval' bat-eating wet markets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney on Tuesday (April 14) called on China to permanently ban wet markets, calling them "medieval" and akin to archaic barbaric prac...

Adapting aloha: Virus forces changes to Hawaii customs

WAIANAE, Hawaii (AP) — Glen Kila has long greeted people in the traditional Native Hawaiian way. Foreheads touching, he breathes in the person's ha, or breath. “Fa...

70% of world's population likely to contract coronavirus in 2020: US epidemiologist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While the world continues to battle the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), US epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch has shared his thoughts on the current outbreak, predicting that the ...

China’s Sichuan reports H5N6 bird flu as it struggles to cope with Wuhan virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While China scrambles to contain the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, the recurrence of various types of bird flu appears to be adding to its woes, most recently an H5N6 outbre...

Recurrence of bird flu kills 17,000 chickens in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The highly pathogenic H5N1 avian flu has been reported in the Chinese province of Hunan, which lies to the south of Hubei Province, where the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)...

Over 16,000 chickens culled in Taiwan Pingtung due to avian flu

A total of 16,310 chickens raised on a farm in Pingtung County in southern Taiwan were culled Sunday after the farm was confirmed to be infected with the highly pathogenic H5N5 avian influenza virus. ...

Taoyuan slaughterhouse hit by avian flu, 1,453 chickens destroyed

A total of 1,453 frozen chickens from a slaughterhouse in Taoyuan have been destroyed after they were confirmed to be infected with the highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza virus, the city's Anima...