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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Friday called on Taiwan residents to step up efforts to eradicate mosquito breeding sites in the fight against a huge dengue outbreak, as the Double Ten holiday weekend is forecast to be rainy.
People in Taiwan should continue to be on guard against dengue fever, even though the number of new cases has slackened off recently, the Central Epidemic Command Center said Thursday.
The number of dengue fever cases in Tainan, the municipality with the most serious outbreak of the disease since the start of summer in May, has reached 17,004, an increase of 365 over the previous day, the city's health department said Saturday.
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The number of dengue fever infections reported in Taiwan since the start of May has reached 19,412, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Friday.
Malaria could be wiped out by 2040, despite the lack of an effective vaccine, previous failed attempts to eradicate the disease and drug resistance problems, the United Nations and Microsoft founder Bill Gates said in a report released on Monday.
Former peanut exec gets 28 years in prison for outbreak
A former peanut company executive was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak, the stiffest punishment ever handed out to a producer in a foodborne illness case.
Bungling by WHO hurt Ebola response: AP
The chlorine was expired. The protective gear was missing. And the red tape was so thick that responders fighting last year's Ebola outbreak had trouble getting approval for boots and buckets.
Antibacterial hand soaps containing a chemical flagged as potentially dangerous are not much better at killing germs than regular suds, researchers said Wednesday.
The dengue fever epidemic in Taiwan has now climbed to over 7,000 cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Sunday that the outbreak of the dengue fever in Tainan, southern Taiwan could turn around at the end of this month.
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