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Donald Henderson, an American doctor and public health official who led the successful global drive to wipe out smallpox in the 1960s and '70s, credited with saving tens of millions of lives, has died. He was 87.
 
Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) scaled up a travel alert level for the Bahamas following the latest updates on recent local transmission of the Zika virus provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) last week.
 
Puerto Rico reports 1st death from paralysis linked to Zika
Puerto Rico on Friday reported its first death from a paralysis condition that developed from a Zika infection as the U.S. territory fights an epidemic of the mosquito-borne virus.
 
Hearing loss was ranked as the most common occupational disease in Taiwan last year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Labor (MOL) Friday.
 
Michael Bloomberg named World Health Organization ambassador
Billionaire philanthropist and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has a new job -- as global ambassador for the U.N. health agency with a mandate to help reduce deaths from prevalent diseases, traffic accidents, tobacco, alcohol and obesity.
 
Hawaii authorities urge awareness of risk from raw food
Hawaii authorities are urging diners to be aware of the risks of eating raw and undercooked food after they traced a hepatitis A outbreak to frozen scallops served raw at a sushi restaurant chain.
 
Four-year-old Bangladeshi boy with 'old man' illness bewilders doctors
A four-year-old Bangladeshi boy suffering from a mysterious illness that makes him look like an old man has been admitted to hospital for tests, doctors and his family said.
 
Not suitable for children
A woman holds a bag of plastic balls at a press conference held by the Consumers' Foundation in Taipei, Tuesday, Aug. 9. The foundation called on the government to regulate the use of brominated flame retardants in plastic toys and utensils for infants.
 
Children who grow up on traditional Amish farms in the United States are largely protected from asthma because their immune systems are bolstered by close contact with farm animals' microbes, researchers said Wednesday.
 
Taiwan has confirmed its fourth imported case of Zika virus infection, involving a 43-year-old Taiwanese woman who appears to have contracted the disease in the Caribbean, the country's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Thursday.
 
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