Date: February 3, 2016
A central command center was established by Centers for Disease
Control under the ROC Ministry of Health and Welfare Feb. 2 in Taipei City, representing part of the government’s response to preventing a Zika virus outbreak in Taiwan.
The center is tasked with coordinating disease monitoring measures conducted by the administrations of Health Promotion and National Health Insurance. It also serves as a research platform by leading local gynecologists, infectious disease physicians and neurologists on the Zika virus.
One of the first decisions taken by the center was to elevate the Zika virus from a Category Two Notifiable Infectious Disease to Category Five, along with Ebola and MERS-CoV viruses. [FULL STORY]