About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Bird-flu Research Forces China and Taiwan To Cooperate

by Rukmani Krishna on April 24, 2013 at 11:22 PM
Font : A-A+

 Bird-flu Research Forces China and Taiwan To Cooperate

Taiwan has received specimens of the H7N9 avian flu virus from China to help research the new strain. An official has described this as a landmark move in health cooperation.

The virus samples were taken from China's eastern Anhui province and transported to Taiwan on Saturday, according to the Taiwanese Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Advertisement

"The virus could be used in producing vaccines and diagnosis," Liu Shih-hao of CDC, told AFP.

"This will help sustain health of people from the two sides. It is a milestone in the joint prevention and treatment of epidemic by the two sides."
Advertisement

Taiwan and China were split at the end of a civil war in 1949, but ties have improved markedly since 2008 when Ma Ying-jeou of the China-friendly Kuomintang party came to power. He was re-elected in January 2012.

Taiwan, separated from the Chinese mainland by a 180-kilometre (111.6-mile) strait, has made a number of moves to protect itself from the outbreak, which has killed 18 and infected dozens on the mainland.

Taipei has stepped up temperature checks at airports on passenger arrivals from several Chinese cities where infections have been reported.

Earlier this month Taiwanese authorities destroyed more than 100 birds smuggled from the mainland and seized by the coastguard in a fishing port in northern Taiwan.

Source: AFP
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021 - Fighting for Rights in the Post-COVID Era
Effect of Blood Group Type on COVID-19 Risk and Severity
Woman with Rare Spinal Cord Defect from Birth Sues Doctor
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.


Recommended Reading
Response to Bird Flu Spread Boosted By China
To prevent the spread of H7N9 avian influenza, which has killed six people in the country, ......

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use