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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

    Dengue fever brings travel and health warnings on mainland

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 11:54am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Guangdong is the province with the most cases and the most deaths; experts advise the people clear away standing water, where mosquitoes breed, and use clothing ... travel period, mainland health experts say. More than 12,000 cases have been reported to the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), xinhuanet.com reports – about five times ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1605302/dengue-fever-brings-out-travel-and-health-warnings-mainland
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dengue fever surge triggers mosquito alert

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:06am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Taiwan and Malaysia to try to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes after a surge in dengue fever that is believed to be responsible for at least three deaths. More than 10,000 cases of the mosquito-borne disease have been recorded in Guangdong this year- half of these in the past week alone. Elsewhere across Southeast Asia, more than 80,000 cases have been confirmed, the Centre for Health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1604087/dengue-fever-surge-triggers-mosquito-alert
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Guangzhou disease control centre predicts end to dengue outbreak within weeks

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:42am by Mimi Lau, He Huifeng

    ... cases in Guangdong continues rising sharply, with 899 cases reported on Tuesday alone, the commission said. Guangzhou is still the worst-hit by the virus at 6,361 cases, including two deaths, so ... Communist Party secretary Hu Chunhua ordered local governments to spare no effort to combat the disease's spread. The provincial health commission said yesterday that 9,161 cases of dengue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1599783/guangzhou-disease-control-centre-predicts-end-dengue-outbreak-within
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Dengue epidemic rises rapidly in Guangdong

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 10:12pm by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Number of cases in Guangzhou upby a quarter in three days, including two rare deaths, due to continued wet weather and human factors Dengue tally surges in Guangdong outbreak A deadly outbreak of dengue fever in Guangdong has spiked alarmingly in the last week, with 1,200 cases alone reported in Guangzhou between Saturday and Monday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1598933/dengue-epidemic-rises-rapidly-guangdong

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