Nursing home outbreaks lay bare chronic industry problems

NEW YORK (AP) — Burgeoning coronavirus outbreaks at nursing homes in Washington, Illinois, New Jersey and elsewhere are laying bare the industry’s long-running problems, including a struggle to contro...

'Germ-fest' party preceded deadly nursing home outbreak

KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — In the days before the Life Care Center nursing home became ground zero for coronavirus deaths in the U.S., there were few signs it was girding against an illness spreading rapi...

US prisons, jails on alert for spread of coronavirus

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The nation’s jails and prisons are on high alert, stepping up inmate screenings, sanitizing jail cells and urging lawyers to scale back in-person visits to prevent the new coronavi...

Cruise passengers off California await virus test results

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Coronavirus test results were expected Friday for some passengers and crew aboard a cruise ship held off the California coast. The Grand Princess lay at anchor n...

U.S. virus death toll hits 11; feds investigate nursing home

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal authorities announced an investigation of the Seattle-area nursing home at the center of an outbreak of the new coronavirus as the U.S. death toll climbed to 11, including the f...

Feds investigate nursing home as U.S. death toll hits 11

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus climbed to 11 on Wednesday with a patient succumbing in California — the first reported fatality outside Washington state — as federal authorit...

Flu claims 26 lives in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Centers of Disease Control (CDC) announced on Tuesday (Jan. 7) that flu season has officially reached its peak, as respiratory illnesses took two more lives las...

Taiwan influenza cases decline over LNY holidays, but doctors warn 'flu season not yet over'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – There was a slight decline in flu cases reported across northern Taiwan over the Lunar New Year holidays, suggesting this year’s flu season may be drawing to a close...

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 ...