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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak could top 20,000 cases, says World Health Organisation

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 05:50am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Geneva Ebola outbreak could top 20,000 cases The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organisation said yesterday. A new plan released by the UN health agency to stop Ebola also assumes that the actual number of cases in many hard-hit areas may be two to four times ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581627/ebola-outbreak-could-top-20000-cases-says-world-health-organisation
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Number of new HIV cases in Hong Kong set to reach record high

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 03:23pm by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com 'Alarming' increase, driven by growing number of cases involving gay men and young people, prompts calls for improved sex education H.I.V. casesat record levels, yet again The number of new HIV cases recorded in the city is set to hit a record high for the fourth year running and may pass 600 for the first time, a government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580798/new-hiv-cases-set-reach-record-high-hong-kong-fourth-year-row
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mosquito crackdown as Japanese encephalitis cases in Hong Kong reach three-year high

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by BRIAN YAP

    ... Brian Yap brian.yap@scmp.com Encephalitis cases spark mosquito clampdown Efforts to eradicate mosquitoes have been stepped up after this year has already seen the highest number of cases of Japanese encephalitis in three years. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department launched a 42-day campaign following confirmation of the latest case of the potentially deadly disease a week ago ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572331/encephalitis-cases-spark-mosquito-clampdown
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Tuen Mun man makes Hong Kong's fourth case of Japanese encephalitis this year

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Tuen Mun man fell ill last week, but there is no direct link in the four cases this year Fourth case of Japanese encephalitis confirmed Health authorities yesterday confirmed the city's fourth case of Japanese encephalitis this year, but said there was no direct link between the cases. The latest patient, a 36-year-old British man, developed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567850/tuen-mun-man-makes-hong-kongs-fourth-case-japanese-encephalitis-year
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Pneumonic plague quarantine lifted in Gansu after no new cases reported

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:46pm by Nectar Gan

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Fear of pneumonic plague in the old town section of a Gansu town, where 30,000 live, proves unfounded as no new cases appear A guesthouse employee in Gansu ... of its villages about 25km from Yumen, where the victim lived and was infected, as well as a nearby pasture. With no further cases reported, Yumen officials lifted the quarantine in all areas, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1558145/quarantine-lifted-after-eight-days-area-where-30000-live
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Second encephalitis case found in Yuen Long

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Second encephalitis case found in Yuen Long Health authorities have confirmed the city's second case of Japanese encephalitis this year ... doctor but was subsequently admitted to hospital after developing another fever 10 days later. This is the second case of Japanese encephalitis to occur in the Yuen Long district this year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557051/second-encephalitis-case-found-yuen-long
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Reports of deadly disease caused by food bacteria more than double in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 06:48pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Doctors seeing more cases of bacterial infection as ready-to-eat meals grow in popularity Deadly food-borne disease on the rise Reports of a deadly food-borne disease are soaring as people switch to a lifestyle in which they eat more prepackaged food, doctors say. Cases of the bacterial infection listeriosis have risen more than twofold ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594733/reports-deadly-disease-caused-food-bacteria-more-double-hong-kong
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola epidemic is overwhelming health resources, WHO admits

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 03:31am by Reuters

    ... W.H.O admits The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa is growing faster than authorities can manage them, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday, renewing a call for health workers from around the world to go to the region to help. As the death toll rose to more than 2,400 people out of 4,784 cases, WHO director general Margaret Chan told a news conference in Geneva ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1591369/ebola-epidemic-overwhelming-health-resources-who-admits
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong workers want more mental health support at work, study finds

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... of responsibility and in some cases high-stress duties," Tse said. He said managers and the workers themselves shared the responsibility for improving workplace mental health. "The managers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594813/hong-kong-workers-want-more-mental-health-support-work-study-finds
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Whose line is it anyway? Pregnant woman battles hospital over right to keep umbilical cord blood

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao, Emily Tsang

    ... is locked in a battle with the Hospital Authority over the right to keep the blood from her umbilical cord. Iris Liu Shun-hang, 41, who plans to store the cord blood in case it is needed for future ... quality of the cord-blood banking industry. Sources gave no timetable for the introduction of the regulations. One of the three US-accredited banks, Cordlife, said it had recorded one case since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594958/whose-line-it-anyway-hospitals-policy-umbilical-cords-provokes-rights

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