Japan issues national warning after major spike in flu cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Flu season in Japan is causing many people to fall ill, with over one million cases reported. As a result the Japanese government has issued a nationwide alert urging peop...

Taiwan CDC and Acer jointly launch AI-based 'Flu Forecasting Station' website  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-- The Taiwan Center for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) and Acer jointly launched the “Flu Forecasting Station” website on April 11, 2018. The public can now has easy acc...

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 ...

100,000 flu cases and 1 death as outbreak worsens in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over 100,000 people sought treatment for the flu in emergency rooms across Taiwan as the Type B influenza outbreak spreads in Taiwan, and as the first cost surge of the winter ...

Duck carcass found at Taipei City park infected with avian flu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A duck carcass found at Bihu Park, a popular park in Taipei City's Neihu District, on March 8 was confirmed on Saturday to have tested positive for H5 highly pathogenic avi...

Vienna zoo puts down its pelicans because of bird flu

VIENNA (AP) — Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo has euthanized its flock of 20 Dalmatian pelicans after examinations showed them infected with bird flu. A zoo statement says the birds were pu...

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 Phi...

Latest avian flu outbreaks force cull of 30,000 chickens in Yunlin

Two more bird flu outbreaks have been detected in Taiwan’s Yunlin County, leading to the culling of over 30,000 chickens at the farms in Dongshi and Lunbei Townships, Yunlin’s Animal and P...

French foie gras producers unworried by bird flu outbreak

PARIS (AP) — Despite a new outbreak of bird flu in France, foie gras producers are confident sales will remain stable during the festive season. Earlier this week, the French agricul...

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...

Trying to get jump on Zika preparations with money in limbo

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Beg, borrow and steal: Zika preparation involves a bit of all three as federal, state and local health officials try to get a jump on the mosquito-borne virus while Congress haggles...

Trying to get jump on Zika preparations with money in limbo

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Beg, borrow and steal: Zika preparation involves a bit of all three as federal, state and local health officials try to get a jump on the mosquito-borne virus while Congress haggles...

Taiwan's incinerators earn NT$5.5 billion selling electricity

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) The 24 waste incinerators in Taiwan in 2014 produced 3.187 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity, of which 2.4 billion kWh were sold to the Taiwan Power Company, earned t...

Taitung chicken farm reports H5N2 avian flu outbreak

Taipei, Aug. 3 (CNA) A chicken farm in Taitung, eastern Taiwan has been confirmed to have been infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza virus, and the farm's chickens, as well as ducks...