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Health > Cold-Flu
Flu cases may rise as cold snap hits Taiwan: CDC
The number of influenza cases could increase around Taiwan during the Lantern Festival on Saturday as a strong cold front continues to impact the island over the weekend, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on Thursday.
 
Number of Flu patients down 60%: CDC
The number of people seeking emergency treatment with flu-like symptoms during this year's Lunar New Year holiday was down 60 percent from the same period last year, mainly due to the government's expanded vaccination campaign to combat influenza, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on Thursday.
 
The Taiwan government will open up its free flu vaccine program to the wider public in December, following the successful vaccination of high-risk groups over the past two months, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday.
 
A Taiwanese research team has discovered a molecule in human cells that can regulate inflammation when infections caused by invasive pathogenic germs occur and help protect the body from systemic inflammation, known as sepsis.
 
Last week alone saw 338 new cases of severe flu complications, 15 of which resulted in death, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 疾管局) announced Tuesday.
 
The spread of a puzzling respiratory virus in the Middle East and beyond is not a global health emergency despite a recent spike in cases, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.
 
The flu is hitting young and middle aged people in the United States particularly hard this season, as a tough flu strain re-emerged and too few people were vaccinated, health authorities said Thursday.
 
Doctors yesterday called for people to receive influenza vaccination injections soon as the reported cases of flu rocketed in this month.
 
Taiwan's top research institute has found a better way to design influenza vaccines that do not require frequent updates and annual immunizations.
 
Health authorities confirmed Tuesday the infection of H7N9 in a person entering Taiwan from China, the second imported infection of the virus since April.
 
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