As doctors struggled to treat growing numbers of patients during the Ebola crisis in West Africa, the shortage of one helpful drug may have led to the discovery of a better one.
Out of a total of 37 districts in Tainan, the city declared Saturday that 21 have been free from dengue fever infections at a time when the impact resulting from the mosquito-borne disease has been fading.
Taiwan has raised a travel advisory for Shanghai and Jiangxi Province by one level after two H7N9 avian flu cases were reported there, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Saturday.
Tainan recorded no new dengue fever cases Friday, the second day in three days in which the southern city reported zero new infections, according to statistics released by the health authorities in the city Saturday.
More than 20,000 people in Taiwan die from cigarette smoking every year, said the Ministry of Health and Welfare, warning that smoking is also highly linked to drug abuse among youngsters.
More than 6,000 people died of diseases exacerbated by excessive exposure to particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) in Taiwan last year, according to research by National Taiwan University released Thursday.
The lucky ones who survive Ebola may suffer potentially blinding vision problems, hearing loss and joint pain for months afterward, medical experts reported on Wednesday.
The number of cases in Taiwan's worst dengue fever outbreak on record has risen to 40,593 since the start of May, with 199 new cases recorded Saturday, according to statistics released Sunday by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
The number of cases in Taiwan's worst dengue fever outbreak on record has now exceeded 40,000, according to statistics released by the Central Epidemic Command Center yesterday.
The number of new dengue fever infections increased by 301 on Tuesday, bringing the total since the start of May to 39,651, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday.