Century after pandemic, science takes its best shot at flu

WASHINGTON (AP) — A century after history's worst flu pandemic, scientists are hunting for a super-shot for the next super-flu. Stronger vaccines could guard against the next pandemi...

Senior Taiwanese man diagnosed with listeriosis hospitalized for treatment  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-- The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) Tuesday announced one new confirmed case of listeriosis, which is also the first case confirmed in Taiwan since listeriosis w...

Zambia to vaccinate 1 million against cholera amid outbreak

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zambia is set to vaccinate one million people in its capital against cholera as a deadly outbreak grows. The World Health Organization says doses of the cholera v...

Officials: Utah hepatitis A outbreak spread from San Diego

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Thousands of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A in Utah amid a widening outbreak that originally spread from a large epidemic in San Diego, health officials said Wed...

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...

Public urged to watch health of children as Taiwan CDC confirms 5 new cases of enterovirus infection 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Last week the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) confirmed 5 new cases of enterovirus infection with severe complications, according to a news release issued by...

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, ...

Taiwan CDC confirms 2 new cases of enterovirus D68 infection with severe complications 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Although the enterovirus epidemic has passed its peak, the number of enterovirus D68 infection cases has continued to increase and the majority of the infected individuals are ch...

Uganda controls deadly Marburg fever outbreak, WHO says

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The World Health Organization says Uganda has successfully controlled a deadly outbreak of Marburg hemorrhagic fever, an infectious disease related to Ebola. T...

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...

Sanofi says it is cooperating with authorities on vaccine

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The manufacturer of a dengue vaccine whose use was suspended by the Philippines last week after a study showed risks of severe cases in people without previous infection say...

Philippines puts dengue immunization program on hold

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has put on hold its dengue immunization program after new findings by vaccine manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur that severe cases of dengue can occur among those v...