Taiwan’s National Central University signs satellite accord with Airbus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – National Central University in Taoyuan City signed an agreement with Airbus Friday which will allow the direct reception of information from SPOT 6/7 satellites for use in...

Polish firm sued over tricking homeless into vaccine test

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland are suing a private firm accused of tricking homeless people into unwitting participation in bird flu vaccine tests in 2007. Prosecution s...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - March 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Top stories this week included Taipei and New Taipei offer unlimited monthly rides for MRT and city buses, Hong Kong man kills girlfriend and dumped her body inside suitcase in...

Taipei reports confirmed H5N2 bird flu cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taipei City authorities have ordered the culling of two batches of chickens suspected to have infected with the highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N2 at Taipei Poultry Wholesale...

Over 11,000 chickens, ducks culled due to H5N2 avian flu

Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Over 11,000 chickens and ducks have been culled on two farms in Pingtung and Changhua counties after it was confirmed that they had been infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 ...

Taiwan bans poultry from Japan following outbreak of avian flu

Taipei, Jan. 13 (CNA) Taiwan issued a new ban on Japanese poultry on Friday after an H5 strain of avian flu was detected in Japan's Kagawa Prefecture that led to the culling of 92,000 chickens. T...

Avian flu leads to culling of 10,000 birds at Taiwan chicken farm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- According to the statement released by Yunlin County's Animal and Plant Disease Control Center on Friday, a chicken farm in the county has been identified to be i...

H5N2 bird flu confirmed in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Pingtung and Yunlin County government confirmed Tuesday an outbreak of avian influenza subtype H5N2 in over 15,000 chickens, reported CNA. Assoc...

Bird flu: Dutch farmers ordered to keep poultry indoors

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government has ordered the country's farmers to keep all poultry indoors after bird flu was discovered at a duck farm. Authorities issued the ...

Migratory bird infected with H5N6 bird flu in Southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The remains of a black-faced spoonbill discovered at a park in Tainan were confirmed to have been infected with H5N6 avian influenza and epidemic prevention has ...

H5N8-confirmed chickens being destroyed in New Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chickens in New Taipei City that had been confirmed H5N8 avian influenza infections Sept. 3 would be destroyed with other 40 frozen carcasses, said the Council of Agr...

Philippine leader feasts on chicken to allay bird flu scare

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has eaten grilled chicken, duck and eggs in public with other officials to help allay fears following the country's first large outbreak of avian fl...

Taiwan’s Taichung City reports this year’s first avian flu outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The first case of avian influenza outbreak this year has been reported at a chicken farm in Taichung’s Da-an District, which left over 1,000 chickens dead last month, Taic...

Kinmen finds smuggled vaccines put in kaoliang bottles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Investigators in Kinmen arrested a woman, surnamed Lee, for trying to smuggle animal vaccines worth over NT$10 million to Taiwan's main island Friday, said the Coast G...

The Latest: WHO head gives her last address to member states

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the annual World Health Assembly in Geneva (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Dr. Margaret Chan has given her last address as director-general...