News & Perspective

May 22, 2003

May 22, 2003

One SARS victim may have exposed thousands in Taiwan; ill CDC expert to come home

(CIDRAP News) – A hospital laundry worker in Taiwan who was sick for 6 days before he was recognized as having SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) may have exposed more than 10,000 people to the disease and helped derail Taiwan's previously effective containment effort, according to US health officials.

Jun 17, 2003

Jun 17, 2003

WHO drops SARS-related travel warning about Taiwan

June 17, 2003 (CIDRAP News) – Taiwan, one of the places hit hardest by SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), has been removed from the World Health Organization's list of areas to avoid, the WHO announced today.

Oct 14, 2013

Oct 14, 2013

Flu Scan for Oct 14, 2013

Global flu activity
H7N9 vaccine in Taiwan

Jan 08, 2014

Jan 08, 2014
Asian street market

China and Hong Kong report more H7N9 cases

Three more H7N9 cases have been confirmed, two from mainland China and one in Hong Kong.

May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014
N95 respirators

COMMENTARY: Protecting health workers from airborne MERS-CoV—learning from SARS

Compelling evidence and prudence dictate higher levels of respiratory protection for health workers.

Dec 29, 2014

Dec 29, 2014

Flu Scan for Dec 29, 2014

Flu keeps rising in US
H5N1 cases in Egypt
H7N9 cases in China region
Avian flu in 4 countries

Apr 23, 2015

Apr 23, 2015

Flu Scan for Apr 23, 2015

Avian flu in Niger, Taiwan, South Africa
Cloth face masks
Gene tied to severe 2009 H1N1

Feb 23, 2016

Feb 23, 2016
Goose

Avian flu strikes more birds in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Nigeria

The highly pathogenic avian flu detections all involve different H5 strains.

Dec 19, 2016

Dec 19, 2016

News Scan for Dec 19, 2016

H7N9 in Hong Kong
Bacteriophage study
Chikungunya update

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