EU medicines agency says dengue vaccine should be approved

LONDON (AP) — Europe's medicines regulator has recommended the approval of the first vaccine for dengue despite concerns about the vaccine's wide use and a lawsuit in the Philippines alleging it was l...

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 ...

Chinese vaccine maker fined $1.3 billion after scandal

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese maker of rabies vaccine has been fined $1.3 billion for falsifying production records in a scandal that prompted a nationwide crackdown on the industry. The ...

Research results encourage pregnant women to get flu shot to reduce risk of being hospitalized from virus  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Getting a flu shot can reduce a pregnant woman’s risk of being hospitalized from the flu by an average of 40 percent, according to a study coauthored by the Centers ...

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...

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...

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...

Flu shots: A pinch in the arm, but not always in your wallet

NEW YORK (AP) — It's flu shot season, but the pinch of a shot doesn't have to also hurt your wallet. Health officials recommend that nearly all Americans get flu vaccinations to blun...

In Congo, a new and less isolating Ebola treatment center

BENI, Congo (AP) — Two times a day, Kasereka Mulanda comes to a new kind of Ebola treatment center to visit his wife, easing the isolation of a highly contagious disease. Stepping to...

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...

UN: 'Substantial risks' remain in Congo's Ebola outbreak

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says "substantial risks" remain in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in northeastern Congo, noting that while control measures appear to be working, health officia...

Journalists debunk rumors on WhatsApp ahead of Brazil vote

SAO PAULO (AP) — A damning image was whipping around WhatsApp in Brazil: A photo of a black luxury jet labeled "the plane of Lula's son" — seeming proof of high living by the family of jailed former B...