Taiwan could impose a ban on slaughtering live poultry at traditional markets earlier than planned because of the H7N9 bird flu scare, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said yesterday.
A new case of bird flu in China's capital, a 4-year-old boy who displayed no symptoms, is adding to the unknowns about the latest outbreak that has caused 61 confirmed cases and 14 deaths.
Amid the H7N9 influenza outbreak in mainland China, the Bureau of National Health Insurance yesterday said there are currently 131 hospitals in Taiwan equipped with isolation wards.
Specimens from a 4-year-old Chinese tourist who developed a fever in the eastern county of Hualien were delivered for testing for H7N9 avian influenza yesterday, according to health officials, but lab results came back negative.
The new strain of H7N9 avian flu will not disappear anytime soon, the deputy minister of the Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday.
China will offer Taiwan a virus strain that will aid the nation's development of an H7N9 influenza vaccine, Central Epidemic Command Center for H7N9 Influenza chief Chang Feng-yih (張峰義) announced yesterday.
President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday visited the Central Epidemic Command Center for H7N9 influenza, urging officials to remember the bitter lessons learned from the previous SARS outbreak and prevent the avian influenza from spreading to Taiwan.
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A 4-year-old boy has recovered from a new strain of bird flu that has killed nine people in China, a doctor said Wednesday, as the country's premier said the outbreak was under control.
As China scrambles to contain a deadly new strain of bird flu, Cambodia is battling a spike in the better known H5N1 strain that is baffling experts a decade after a major outbreak began in Asia.
A Taiwanese woman who developed German measles after she returned from a visit to Japan has become the first imported German measles case in Taiwan this year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday.