Radio Taiwan International
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is sharing a virus screening method with the countries of Southeast Asia.
The move is part of the New Southbound Policy, which seeks closer ties with a number of countries, including those in Southeast Asia. The method can be used to quickly detect dengue fever, Chikungunya, and Zika.
CDC director Chou Chi-hao spokes Wednesday about the policy of sharing the technique with Southeast Asia countries.
“Our own detection methods for Dengue fever, Chikungunya virus, and for Zika virus are very effective. At the beginning of the year, we conducted training for medical experts from 18 other countries. This is very helpful for the target countries of the New Southbound Policy,” Chou said. “We are going to conduct similar training in the future so that these exchanges will become a new norm. This is beneficial for us and for our Southeast Asian neighbors. This is also our contribution as global citizens.”