Washington lawmakers advance limits on vaccine exemptions

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state lawmakers advanced a measure Friday that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to vaccinating their school-age children fo...

New measles case confirmed in Greater Taipei: CDC

Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed on Wednesday a new imported measles case and alerted people in the Greater Taipei area to beware of possible exposure as the patient used the T...

Washington lawmakers weigh vaccine bill amid outbreak

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Amid a measles outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in the Pacific Northwest, Washington lawmakers heard testimony Friday on a bill that would remove parents' ability t...

Three more cases of measles confirmed in Taiwan

Three more cases of measles have been confirmed in Taiwan, bringing the number to 11 since the beginning of the year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Friday. The three new cases include ...

Measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, sickens 35

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A measles outbreak near Portland has sickened 35 people in Oregon and Washington, with 11 more cases suspected. Thirty-one patients had not been vaccinated ag...

Measles outbreak grows in northwest US, 30 cases reported

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The number of confirmed measles cases near Portland grew from 25 to 30 on Friday, with nine additional cases suspected — an outbreak boosted by lower-than-normal vaccination rate...

Pakistan kicks off year's first polio campaign in 2019

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani health official says the country has kicked off its first nationwide polio vaccination campaign for the year in efforts to eradicate the crippling disease by the end of 20...

First 2 cases of imported measles this year confirmed in Taiwan, over 300 exposed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two Taiwanese men were confirmed to have contracted the measles after traveling to Vietnam and the Philippines, marking the first two cases of imported measles this year in Tai...

Riot breaks out in E. China over expired vaccines, Taiwan offers to help

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A riot broke out in eastern China on Friday (Jan. 11) after news broke that at least 145 children had been sickened by expired vaccines, and in response, the Taiwan's gover...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Dec. 21, the 355th day of 2018. There are 10 days left in the year. Winter arrives at 5:23 p.m. Eastern time. Today's Highlight in...

President Tsai exhorts Beijing to notify Taiwan on African swine fever situation in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At a press conference held Tuesday morning, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) firmly expressed that Beijing should notify the Taiwan government of the situation regarding the A...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Dec. 16, the 350th day of 2018. There are 15 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 16, 19...

Taiwan government to roll out free HPV vaccinations from the end of this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government is to roll out free HPV vaccinations for girls in junior high school from the end of this year. According to a report from CNA, the national health servi...

Ebola spreads to major Congo city as vaccines a concern

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city in eastern Congo, as health experts worry whether the stock of an experimental vaccine will stand up to th...

Pakistan kicks out 18 charities after rejecting final appeal

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is kicking out 18 international charities after rejecting their final appeal to stay in the country. The shuttered groups are mainly U.S.-based, from Britai...