Zambia says new cases dropping in deadly cholera outbreak

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zambia says it has made progress in containing a cholera outbreak that has killed about 70 people in the southern African nation since October. Health Minister Ch...

Pakistan launches new anti-polio drive in Punjab province

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani health official says a special anti-polio drive has been launched in the country's eastern Punjab province. Imran Nazir says the week-long campaig...

Measles outbreak kills 58 children in Indonesia's Papua

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities are struggling to contain a monthslong outbreak of measles in easternmost Papua province that has killed dozens of children. Stefanu...

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...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Dec. 18 The Washington Post on the Department of Health and Human services in...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Dec. 16, the 350th day of 2017. There are 15 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 16, ...

Pakistan asks 21 foreign aid groups to close shop, leave

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Two senior Pakistani security officials say that authorities have asked 21 foreign aid groups to wrap up their activities and prepare to leave Pakistan after they failed to re-registe...

Philippines wants money back from Sanofi over dengue vaccine

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine health chief says the government will demand a refund of more than 3 billion pesos ($59 million) from Sanofi Pasteur and look at possible legal action after a...

Philippines government investigates Dengvaxia dengue vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Philippines government has ordered an investigation into a suspended dengue vaccine manufactured by the French company Sanofi Pasteur after the manufact...

Thousands are vaccinated for yellow fever in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — Health authorities in Brazil have closed 15 parks in the country's biggest city after a dead monkey infected with yellow fever was found in one of them. Sao Paulo St...

UN starts cholera vaccinations in Bangladesh among Rohingya

THAINGKHALI, Bangladesh (AP) — U.N. agencies say they have begun a massive cholera immunization campaign to stem a possible outbreak of the water-borne disease among more than a half million Rohingya ...

Greece makes measles vaccination appeal amid European spike

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Health authorities in Greece have issued a public appeal to participate in vaccination and booster shot programs following a spike in measles cases in the country amid an outbrea...

Pakistan kicks off nationwide polio drive, citing success

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has launched its first nationwide polio vaccination drive, aiming to reach tens of millions of children while citing success in previous campaigns. Dr. Rana...