AP Explains: Why Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization is announcing on Wednesday whether Congo's latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus should be declared a global health emergency. Some aid groups exp...

Taiwan CDC urges the public to get a flu shot before flu season reaches its peak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—With flu season approaching, Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) held an event on Oct. 15 to urge the public to get a flu shot as soon as possible, according to ...

Free flu vaccination program to start throughout Taiwan Monday

TAIPEI (CNA) — The government will launch its annual free flu vaccination program on Monday at hospitals and other medical facilities throughout Taiwan, starting with people in high-risk groups,...

Taiwan Premier encourages public to get flu vaccination ahead of winter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Premier William Lai (賴清德) called for the public to participate in the government’s influenza vaccination program ahead of winter to help protect public health...

Nobel prize for Congo surgeon exposes region's deadly threat

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a Congolese surgeon brings rare global attention to a region surging for decades with rebel conflict that now threatens efforts to contain ...

Zimbabwe in huge cholera vaccination drive after 49 deaths

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has embarked on a massive vaccination drive as it battles a cholera outbreak that has killed at least 49 people. Health Minister Obadiah Moyo says th...

Taiwan CDC urges the public to get flu shots beginning Oct 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The government-funded seasonal influenza vaccination campaign will kick off on Oct 15, according to a news release posted by Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) on it...

APNewsBreak: 80,000 people died of flu last winter in US

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government estimates that 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter — the disease's highest death toll in at least four decades. The dir...

Pakistan official: Gunmen kill policeman guarding polio team

KHAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani government official says gunmen have shot and killed a policeman assigned to protect polio workers in the country's northwest. The killing comes ami...

Italy extends time for vaccine proof for young school kids

ROME (AP) — Italian parents have more time before having to produce proof to schools that their children have received 10 mandatory vaccinations. The Italian Senate has extended unti...

Congo reports Ebola death close to busy Ugandan border

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congolese authorities are announcing a confirmed Ebola death close to the Ugandan border. The vice governor of Ituri Province says the 32-year-old woman had as...

Eastern Congo has new Ebola case in city of 1.4 million

BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo health officials say that a case of Ebola has been discovered in Butembo, a city of 1.4 million people in the country's northeast. Jessica Ilunga, a Ministry...

More than 1,550 measles cases confirmed in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Health Ministry says more than 1,550 people have contracted measles as the country struggles to meet vaccination targets to stem the outbreak linked to neighboring Venezuela....

Brazil health ministry says 4 million kids need vaccinations

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's health officials say more than 4 million children still need to be vaccinated against measles. More than 1,380 people have been infected in an outbreak link...

Congo's health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd province

BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry says a deadly Ebola outbreak has spread into Ituri province as a vaccination campaign in neighboring North Kivu province continues in the country's northeast...