Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Council of Agriculture (COA) will completely prohibit slaughtering live fowl in traditional markets all around Taiwan proper starting June 17, the Central Epidemic Command Center for H7N9 influenza announced yesterday.
Australians are smoking and drinking less than they were five years ago but are fatter and more anxious, according to a new survey profiling the nation's health launched Tuesday.
Photos of 10 dead sparrows on a Chinese pavement which went viral on social media and drew a swift official response show how hard covering up a bird flu outbreak would be in the Internet age.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
An H7N9 influenza vaccine could be on the market by July at the earliest if Taiwan were to receive the vaccine strain by the end of May, Adimmune Corporation Chairman Steve Chan (詹啟賢) said yesterday., 1 Comment
Taiwan could impose a ban on slaughtering live poultry at traditional markets earlier than planned because of the H7N9 bird flu scare, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said yesterday.
A new case of bird flu in China's capital, a 4-year-old boy who displayed no symptoms, is adding to the unknowns about the latest outbreak that has caused 61 confirmed cases and 14 deaths.
Researchers in the United States on Sunday said they had bio-engineered a kidney and transplanted it into rats, marking a step forward in a quest to help patients suffering from kidney failure.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Amid the H7N9 influenza outbreak in mainland China, the Bureau of National Health Insurance yesterday said there are currently 131 hospitals in Taiwan equipped with isolation wards.
Specimens from a 4-year-old Chinese tourist who developed a fever in the eastern county of Hualien were delivered for testing for H7N9 avian influenza yesterday, according to health officials, but lab results came back negative.
Dr. Hilary Koprowski, the Polish-born researcher who developed the first successful oral vaccination for polio, died this week at his Philadelphia home. He was 96.