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A rare case of raccoon rabies is responsible for killing both a U.S. kidney donor in 2011 and his transplant recipient 18 months later, U.S. researchers said Tuesday.
A health official in Kaohsiung City yesterday urged 25 elementary students who tested positive during tuberculosis (TB) skin tests to receive medication as soon as possible lest they develop TB.
The Taipei Animal Protection Office yesterday kicked off a vaccination campaign against rabies for pets raised in mountainous boroughs, with over 100 dogs and cats vaccinated during the first day, according to the office.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told members of the U.S. Congress Friday that the United Nations is committed to helping Haiti overcome a cholera epidemic even though it is refusing to pay compensation to victims who blame U.N. peacekeepers for starting the outbreak.
A Taiwanese expert on liver disease who is chairman of the Coalition to Eradicate Viral Hepatitis in the Asia-Pacific, said that Taiwan can contribute to the Global Hepatitis Network launched in Singapore Friday by the World Health Organization.
The discovery that some H7N9 bird flu virus strains have developed drug resistance will affect the strategies for dealing with future cases, a researcher said Saturday.
A worker from the Philippines who contracted rabies in his home country died in a hospital in Southern Taiwan yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said.
Taiwan's participation as an observer in the World Health Assembly (WHA), the decision-making arm of the World Health Organization (WHO), has become normalized, Taiwan's Health Minister said Monday.
Poultry price could increase as a result of ban
Vendors warned yesterday that the price of poultry might increase in June due to an increase in electricity prices that have resulted from the ban on the slaughter of fowl in traditional markets.
H7N9 case has drug- and non-resistant strains
The only H7N9 patient so far in Taiwan was carrying two strains of the same virus, with one being drug resistant and the other not, making it tricky to treat to him, doctors said yesterday.
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