China's Wuhan confirms 17 new pneumonia cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an update on China's pneumonia outbreak deriving from the 2019-novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Wuhan Municipal Health Commission on Sunday (Jan. 19) announced the re...

Patient in Japan confirmed as having new virus from China

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government said Thursday a man treated for pneumonia after returning from China has tested positive for the new coronavirus identified as a possible cause of an outbreak...

WHO: Death toll from measles outbreak in Congo hits 6,000

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The death toll from a measles epidemic in Congo has surpassed 6,000, the World Health Organization said Tuesday as it warned that more funds are needed to save lives during the w...

Hong Kong steps up response to mystery disease from China

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities activated a newly created “serious response" level as fears spread about a mysterious infectious disease that may have been brought back by visi...

Hong Kong protesters march through border town

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong marched through a border town Sunday to oppose traders from mainland China. They rallied in Sheung Shui, which lies across the border from th...

Hong Kong steps up response to mystery disease from China

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities activated a newly created “serious response" level Saturday as fears spread about a mysterious infectious disease that may have been brought back by visitors to ...

Two Chinese fishing boats seized for poaching in Taiwan waters

Two Chinese fishing boats were seized and 16 fishermen detained Sunday for illegally fishing in Taiwan waters, according to a statement released that day by the Coast Guard Administration (CGA). Th...

Pakistan study blames HIV outbreak in kids on bad healthcare

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A group of Pakistani doctors blames a recent outbreak of HIV among children in a southern city on poor healthcare practices such as using dirty needles and contaminated blood, accordi...

Six Taiwan-based airlines praised for disease prevention work

A total of six Taiwan-based international airlines were honored for their disease control and prevention strategies at a ceremony in Taipei Wednesday. The six airlines, Taiwan's China Airlines,...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. AMID IMPEACHMENT, CONGRESSMAN SWITCHES PARTIES New Jersey Rep. Jeff Van Dre...

Scientists seeking cause of huge freshwater mussel die-off

KYLES FORD, Tenn. (AP) — On a recent late fall afternoon at Kyles Ford, the white branches of sycamore trees overhung the banks of the Clinch River, leaves slowly turning yellow. Green walnuts covere...

Study: For babies born with HIV, start treatment right away

WASHINGTON (AP) — When babies are born with HIV, starting treatment within hours to days is better than waiting even the few weeks to months that’s the norm in many countries, researchers reported Wed...

Taiwan's CDC issues warning for plague in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a third person was diagnosed with the plague in China in less than a week, Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is warning travelers to beware of the deadl...

Black Death in China: 2 people diagnosed with plague

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese officials confirmed on Tuesday evening (Nov. 12) that two patients in Inner Mongolia have been diagnosed with pneumonic plague, instilling fear among Chinese citiz...

Taiwan records first case of XDR typhoid, imported from Pakistan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Tuesday (September 24) announced the first case of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) typhoid fever, diagnosed in a man who had visi...