By: Lung Pei-ning and Lilian Wu
Taipei, Feb. 15 (CNA) The Cabinet said Monday that it will set up a research
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]