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Over 1,000 rat traps will be set up citywide after a house shrew, a type of rodent, tested positive for rabies, Taipei's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reported yesterday.
The Centers of Disease Control (CDC) reported the first death caused by enterovirus yesterday, the first victim being a month-old infant.
Pets in mountain areas to get free rabies vaccines
The Council of Agriculture (COA) yesterday announced that all pets in mountainous areas will be eligible to receive free rabies vaccinations, as part of efforts to contain the spread of the virus.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday that Taiwan's supplies of rabies vaccine are sufficient but that it will continue to purchase more as a part of efforts to control the disease that has recently resurfaced in the country.
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.
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