H1N1 flu is likely to stage a comeback in Taiwan with the number of cases likely to peak around mid-January, according to medical experts. They urged people living and working in Taiwan to take new anti-flu vaccines to cope with flu viruses amid prolonged cold weather.
2010/12/29, 1 Comment
Free inoculations against influenza will be available to the country's residents starting today, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced yesterday.
Newborn babies whose mothers got a flu shot while pregnant are less likely to get the flu or to be admitted to the hospital with a respiratory illness in the first six months of life, U.S. researchers said on Monday.
Hundreds of people, particularly the elderly, lined up outside hospitals in Taipei Friday to receive free seasonal flu vaccinations, the first day of the government's flu-prevention campaign for this year.
Sixty-one clusters of outbreaks of influenza viruses have been reported since July, and among them, the AH3 type was the biggest with 44 clusters, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) began a nationwide program to provide free vaccinations against influenza A virus subtype H5N1, also known as bird flu, that is scheduled to last until Sept. 30, the centers said yesterday.
2010/9/2, 1 Comment
Taiwan's only human vaccine manufacturer said Monday it is conducting clinical trials to establish a databank on the efficacy and safety of locally produced seasonal influenza vaccine.
The Department of Health (DOH) has purchased 3 million doses of vaccine to combat seasonal flu this year, with inoculations slated to kick off in October, DOH Minister Yaung Chih-liang said yesterday.
37-year-old man died of influenza A (H1N1) three days ago, bringing the number of H1N1 deaths in Taiwan to 46 since the outbreak of the virus early last year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday.
Influenza A(H1N1) seems to have adapted well to Taiwan's hot weather, with more people laid out by the subtype of the A-strain virus of the flu in the sweltering month of July, an official at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday.