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 ...

Wrong flu vaccine distributed in Taiwan 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the flu season reaches its peak with nearly 100,000 struck in Taiwan last week, this year's government funded free vaccines are less effective against the influenza viru...

Taipei urges foreign care workers to get free flu vaccination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taipei City’s Department of Health (DOH) announced on Friday that a total of 6,000 flu vaccines would be available at designated MRT stations and Taipei City Hosp...

Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage

NEW YORK (AP) — A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection aga...

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...

Influenza Vaccination Keeps Dialysis Patients Out of the Hospital

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 18, 2016--Hemodialysis patients who skipped the influenza vaccine were significantly more likely to be hospitalized than those who were vaccinated, suggests a thre...

Twelve deaths from flu reported since July: CDC

A total of 117 cases of Severe Complicated Influenza have been recorded since July, with 12 of them resulting in death, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released Tuesda...

Big warm up ahead as seasonal winds on the wane: CWB

As northeasterly winds are forecast to wind down on Saturday, sunny skies are anticipated across Taiwan for the weekend and well into next week, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday. Southe...

Flu outbreak on the rise in Taiwan: CDC

The number of flu cases in Taiwan continues to increase as the peak period approaches, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday, reporting three new deaths from flu complications. Accordi...

CDC urges people to get flu shots amid rising infections

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a report on Tuesday, reporting the rising rate of influenza cases across the nation, and reminded the public to get their flu shots before winter arrives...

Taiwan will expand free seasonal flu vaccination program: CDC

Taipei, March 17 (CNA) The government-funded seasonal influenza vaccination program will be expanded and made available free of charge to more people starting Oct. 1 through physician and public healt...

Taiwan records 320 severe flu cases in a week, highest in 5 years

Taipei, Feb. 23 (CNA) The number of people infected with influenza that developed into severe complications rose by 320 in Taiwan last week, the highest weekly growth in the past five years, a senior ...

22-month-old infant among four new flu deaths

Taipei, Jan. 12 (CNA) A 22-month-old infant was one of four people who died of flu-related complications in Taiwan last week, becoming the youngest flu victim to die since the flu season began in July...

Taiwan records 28th flu-related death since July

A 69-year-old man from central Taiwan died of flu-related complications earlier this month, the 28th flu-associated death recorded in the country since July, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) sa...

FDA approves booster-enhanced flu vaccine for seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials have approved a first-of-a-kind flu vaccine that contains a booster to help protect seniors vulnerable to the virus.The Food and Drug Administration says Fl...