Taiwan to set up research center for vector-borne diseases

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/02/15
By: Lung Pei-ning and Lilian Wu

Taipei, Feb. 15 (CNA) The Cabinet said Monday that it will set up a research

(CNA file photo)

(CNA file photo)

institute for mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever and the Zika virus in the first half of the year.

Minister without Portfolio Chung Char-dir (鍾嘉德), who convened a meeting with the Ministry of Health and Welfare earlier in the day, said it was agreed that the research center would be established under the National Health Research Institutes before the start of summer.

Working with local governments and schools, the research institute will monitor disease-bearing vectors, carry out clinical trials and establish a better early warning system, Chung said.     [FULL  STORY]

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