The China Post
Date: December 1, 2016
By: The China Post news staff
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Wednesday admitted it had been at fault
for the delayed issuing of an alert after a hantavirus-carrying rat was caught at Kaohsiung’s airport.
The rat was caught at Kaohsiung International Airport in September and the CDC soon after confirmed that it was carrying hantaviruses.
But the CDC did not tell the airport about the case until a few days ago, when officials from both sides held the latest session of their regular meetings on public hygiene. CDC officials told airport authorities to step up their efforts at cleaning the airport and eliminating rodents to prevent the spread of hantaviruses.
In a press statement admitting the delay, the CDC said although the fault did not result in a hantavirus epidemic, the CDC will review its internal operations and decide if disciplinary actions will be taken against responsible personnel. [FULL STORY]