Department of Health (DOH) Minister Chiu Wen-ta said yesterday that the level of prevention against H7N9 bird flu must be raised as the epidemic in China could be widespread.
Four more people in China have been infected with a new strain of bird flu, a local government said Tuesday, bringing the country's total to seven.
Lung infections that are easily treated in the young are a cause for great concern in elderly people such as South Africa's 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, experts say.
Sixty years after the first successful polio vaccine trial, the disease has been wiped out in much of the world, but violence, conspiracy theories and lack of cash keep it from disappearing.
One more patient in Saudi Arabia has succumbed to novel coronavirus, bringing the global death toll of the SARS-like virus to eight, the Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday.
Health watchdogs monitoring the risk of malaria in India should keep a close eye on what's happening thousands of kilometers away in the Atlantic, an unusual study published on Sunday suggests.
Middle-aged people face the highest risk of contracting the H1N1 flu strain, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday.
The H1N1 flu strain claimed two lives this month, as the number of diagnosed influenza cases surged due to increased travel over Chinese New Year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 疾病管制局) said yesterday.
A new virus that emerged in the Middle East last year and has killed five people is well adapted to infecting humans but could potentially be treated with drugs that boost the immune system, scientists said on Tuesday.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 疾病管制局) revealed yesterday that a 48-year-old man had been infected with angiostrongylus cantonensis (廣東住血線蟲) after eating undercooked snails.