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By Robert Herriman On Friday, March 28th, 2014
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Taiwan reports upticks in typhoid, paratyphoid

The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control is reporting more cases of typhoid and paratyphoid than usual this year, according to a press release Wednesday. Image/CIA Since Jan. 1, a total of 7 typhoid fever cases have More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
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China: Jilin province reports human H7N9 avian influenza infection, Taiwan-based Adimmune Corp to begin vaccine production this summer

The Jilin Provincial Government Information Office announced it’s first human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in a 50-year-old man residing in Changchun, according to a Chinese news source (computer translated). This More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, January 5th, 2014
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Norovirus sickens nearly 250 Taiwan tourists in South Korea

About 60 percent of the 412 Taiwanese tourists visiting South Korea have been sickened by the symptoms of the gastrointestinal bug, norovirus, according to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in a Taipai More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
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Taiwan health officials report second imported human H7N9 bird flu case in Chinese tourist

Officials with the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have confirmed the second imported human case of H7N9 avian influenza this year in a Chinese tourist, according to a Focus Taiwan News Channel report today. This More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, December 30th, 2013
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Taiwan: Taipai McDonalds goes cosplay

A McDonald’s restaurant in Taipai Station has gone cosplay- employees in Japanese-style schoolgirl outfit, knee-high stockings and cat ears, and its been a hit with positive responses from all over the internet, More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, November 14th, 2013
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Journal reports on first human avian influenza A H6N1 case in Taiwan woman

Over the summer, the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported on the first case of human infection with avian influenza A (H6N1) virus. An epidemiological analysis of this first ever human infection is More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
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Elderly Pingtung City woman is Taiwan’s first dengue fatality

With the recent surge of indigenous dengue fever cases in Taiwan’s Pintung County, health offcials report the island country’s first dengue-related fatality, according to a Taiwan CDC  news release More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
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Taiwan health officials say combative macaques may be positive for herpes B

Taiwanese health officials say a couple of the aggressive Formosan macaques that attacked visitors to Yushan National Park have something resembling herpes B virus in their mouths, according to a Focus Taiwan More...

By Jinkie Barendse On Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
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EVA Air brings ‘Hello Kitty’ to LAX with new Boeing 777 themed jet

Hello Kitty fans are excited over the fact that Taiwan-based EVA Air now has a Hello Kitty-themed plane flying to and from the United States. Hello Kitty characters perform after EVA Air’s themed 777 touched More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
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First dengue cases of the year reported in Taipai

The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is reporting two “locally-acquired” cases of dengue fever in Taipai, making them the first such cases seen in the capital city in 2013, according to a Taipai More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
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Taiwan reports first ever occurrence of H5N3 bird flu on duck farm

Taiwan has notified the World Organization of Animal Health (OIE) of it’s first ever detection of H5N3 avian influenza virus, a low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI). photo 24oranges.nl via Flickr The outbreak More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, August 5th, 2013
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Taiwan’s first rabies outbreak since 1959 expands, number of confirmed animal infections now at 40

The last time the island nation of Taiwan saw a case of rabies was in 1959. After being more than 50 years rabies-free, the lethal virus reappeared last July 17 in a Formosan ferret-badger. Image/Taiwan CDC Since More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 21st, 2013
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Taiwan reports first case of human H6N1 avian influenza

The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reported the first human case of novel avian-origin influenza A (H6N1) virus in a 20-year-old woman, according to the Taiwan CDC June 21. Image/CIA According to More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, May 26th, 2013
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Filipino worker in Taiwan dies from rabies

In a follow up to a story earlier this month, officials from the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said the Filipino worker who contracted rabies in the Philippines has died from the viral disease in a hospital More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
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Taiwan reports first enterovirus 71 infection of 2013

The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reported the first case of the more severe form of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), enterovirus 71 (EV71) in a 19-month old boy, according to a Taipai Times More...

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