Sri Lanka confirms 1st case of new virus, a Chinese tourist

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan health authorities said Monday that the country has its first confirmed case of of a person infected with the new virus from China. The patient i...

Countries evaluate evacuation of citizens in virus epicenter

TOKYO (AP) — Countries with citizens in the central Chinese city that's the epicenter of a viral outbreak are planning evacuations as the number of illnesses grow and China takes drastic measures to t...

WHO officials questioned over Taiwan's exclusion from virus response

Officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) were questioned Thursday about Taiwan's exclusion from the organization and its global disease prevention efforts amid escalating fears over the ...

Taiwan widens criteria for reporting suspected cases of coronavirus

Taiwan's government on Friday widened its requirements for reporting suspected cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and urged Taiwanese returning from China for the Lunar New Year to av...

Public urged not to panic over Taiwan's 1st confirmed case of Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) assured the public that there is no need to panic after the government announced the first imported case of the Wuhan coronavirus (2...

Breaking News: First case of China coronavirus confirmed in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Tuesday (Jan. 21) announced the first confirmed imported case of Wuhan coronavirus in Taiwan. In a press release issued on Tues...

China's reported cases of Wuhan pneumonia quadruple to 198, real number could be 1,700

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese authorities on Sunday (Jan. 19) announced that 136 new cases of the mysterious disease which broke out in Wuhan have been confirmed over the weekend, including an ...

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...