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  1. Brave villagers battle deadly disease

    Posted Nov 27th 2003, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen In 1665, London was in the grip of the most terrible outbreak of disease the city had ever seen. Bubonic plague was systematically killing thousands of Londoners and the civic ... But the disease was relentless in stalking down victims. No one knew exactly how the deadly plague travelled from one area to another, but it was obvious that it spread quickly. London was a terrified ...

  2. In death, Zhao Ziyang is 'finally free'

    Posted Jan 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from multiple diseases affecting his respiratory and cardiovascular systems, and had been hospitalised for medical treatment for several times,' the official agency said. 'His ...

  3. Last Sars patient wins the battle

    Posted Jan 20th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Hong Kong's last Sars patient was discharged from hospital on Sunday after winning his 11-month battle with the disease. Friends of Joseph Chung Toi-ching, 57, were jubilant, saying it was a miracle he defeated the terrible disease, which killed 299 people in Hong Kong. Dr Chung, a private doctor, contracted Sars during a visit to his daughter, a medical student ...

  4. High-risk HIV threat for gays in Shenzhen

    Posted May 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... time they have sex, a survey by city health officials has found. The survey, conducted by the municipal Disease Prevention and Control Centre, highlights the high risk of contracting HIV within the city's homosexual population. The situation threatened to spread the disease among the sexually active gay population, the survey noted. It also posed a threat to women, since almost half ...

  5. HIV-positive couple allowed to marry

    Posted Aug 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... then contracted the disease from her husband, who died last September. With the help of a local villager acting as matchmaker, the pair was introduced several months ago. Their marriage was made possible by the recent lifting of an eight-year ban that limited the rights of Aids patients in the province. Zhang Linlin, the director of the HIV/Aids department of Sichuan Disease Prevention and Control ...

  6. Finally, a widow has answers for her husband's death

    Posted Oct 11th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... to be away from Sars patients. Even though the couple stayed in the hospital for only one day, both caught the disease. Mr Cheung, a 45-year-old chef, died one month after contracting the disease. Ms ...

  7. Vet clears pigs, blames birds for bug

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... encephalitis in the New Territories, a government vet said yesterday, while denying pig farms had been the breeding place for the disease. Three farms in Yuen Long, each holding 2,000 pigs, lie within a 2km radius of the Palm Springs home of a 45-year-old man infected with the disease. He is the second person infected by Japanese encephalitis this year. But Howard Wong Kai-hay, senior ...

  8. She's learned to guide her 'compass'

    Posted Dec 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... got laid off. He was a very organised and responsible person, which made him a good warehouseman.' They went to a hospital and Mr Wong was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease ... by the Hong Kong Alzheimer's Disease Association. 'I feel better after taking the courses,' she said. 'I know now how to care for my husband. And I am prepared for what's ...

  9. The Notebook

    Posted Jun 06th 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... enough to be read in an evening and bravely explores the effects of Alzheimer's disease. ...

  10. The day that changed the face of HK medicine

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A year ago today, 11 health-care staff in ward 8A at the Prince of Wales Hospital came down with a mysterious disease that would later spread across Hong Kong, infecting 1,755 people ... Siu-ming's mind. He recalls every detail of how he got the disease and spent three weeks in a sick bed after treating the index patient at the Prince of Wales Hospital. Now recovered and returned ...




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