A virulent group of TB germs spread from East Asia in waves propelled by industrialization, World War I and Soviet collapse to yield some of the drug-resistant strains plaguing the world today, a study said Monday.
A new sub-strain of H5N2 bird flu was uncovered yesterday in tests conducted by the Council of Agriculture's (COA) Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ).
Taichung, Changhua County and Nantou County government officials came together yesterday to collectively discuss tactics to combat the outbreak of the H5N2 and H5N8 bird flu at the Taichung City Government Building.
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Hong Kong is banning Taiwanese eggs, effective immediately, following the recent discovery of a new H5N2 avian influenza strain and the H5N8 flu virus at goose and duck farms in southern Taiwan, Hong Kong authorities announced Monday.
A lab worker may have been exposed to a live sample of the deadly Ebola virus, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday, adding the accident is under investigation.
Patients with chronic hepatitis C have a new option for treating the liver-damaging virus, with the approval of a combination treatment developed by AbbVie.
For health care workers on the front lines of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, risking their lives in stifling protective suits, relief could soon be on the way.
With this week's sudden drop in temperatures, and based on statistical data gathered in past years, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday said that many cases of influenza may be expected in the near future.
A large team of Chinese health workers arrived in Liberia to boost the Ebola fight as a U.S.-based doctor infected in Sierra Leone was described as being "extremely ill."