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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    First case of Japanese encephalitis confirmed

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com First case of Japanese encephalitis confirmed Health authorities yesterday confirmed the city's first case of Japanese encephalitis this year. ... Leung said. There were six reported cases of Japanese encephalitis last year- two local cases, three involving people who had picked up the virus overseas, and one in which the source ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535151/first-case-japanese-encephalitis-confirmed
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Superbug cases on the rise at Hong Kong's public hospitals

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:15am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... year as it did the year before. Some 2,194 patients were found to be carrying vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) last year, up from 246 in 2012. Cases of another type of superbug, ... branded a "global emergency" by the World Health Organisation in April. In about 90 per cent of VRE cases, the patient was carrying the bug but was not showing symptoms, said Dr Tsang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1531998/superbug-cases-rise-hong-kongs-public-hospitals
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Reform of Medical Council needed to restore public confidence after Eugina Lau case: group

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 11:29am by EMILY TSANG AND LO WEI

    ... The council’s problems were highlighted by the case of singer Peter Cheung Shung-tak and his wife, former actress Eugina Lau Mei-kuen, who spent nine years in an uphill battle for justice over the death of their newborn son in 2005. A spokesman for the Patients’ Rights Association said the couple’s case was only the tip of the iceberg, and showed how the Medical Council was slow, inactive and performing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523714/reform-medical-council-needed-restore-public-confidence-after-eugina
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong sees peak in new HIV cases in year's first quarter

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:58pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Highest proportion of reported cases in 25 years, says health department Peak in new HIV cases in year's first quarter The number of new HIV cases in Hong Kong has reached a new quarterly high, the Department of Health reported yesterday. The department recorded 154 new cases in January to March, beating the previous high of 153 in last year's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519856/more-half-new-hiv-cases-male-homosexual-contact
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    US Centres for Disease Control scientists study infectiousness of mild Mers cases

    Posted May 18th 2014, 06:26am by Reuters and AFP

    ... Agencies in Chicago and Riyadh Scientists studying mild Mers cases Scientists leading the fight against Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) say the next critical front ... with pneumonia to have a case of Mers," Swerdlow said. "We assume they are less infectious [to others], but we don't know." The CDC has a team in Saudi Arabia studying whether ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1514381/us-centres-disease-control-scientists-study-infectiousness-mild-mers
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Low-tar cigarette lawsuit not over, as campaigner vows to keep up health fight

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... the low-tar cigarettes with Chinese herbs are a safer option than regular ones amounts to false advertising. After losing the initial case, Li filed an appeal to a Beijing court. But on Friday ... I will apply to Beijing high court to hear the case again. If I still lose, then I will appeal to the supreme court." Even getting the initial case heard was unprecedented. It was the first time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556672/low-tar-cigarette-lawsuit-not-over-campaigner-vows-keep-health-fight
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Mystery as hundreds of young Chinese workers are dying in their sleep

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:22am by Andrea Chen

    ... in the manufacturing hub Dongguan, research shows. The city's police recorded 893 cases of sudden unexplained nocturnal death syndrome from January 2001 to October last year. It is a more than triple the 231 cases recorded from January 1990 to December 1999. The sharp increase came to light after researchers at Zhongshan School of Medicine based in Guangzhou released their analysis of police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557127/more-young-males-dying-mysteriously-their-sleep-dongguan
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    30,000 people quarantined in China after resident dies of pneumonic plague

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 06:47pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... township called Chijin, where the man lived and was infected, the CCTV report said. No further cases had been reported by yesterday. Authorities began sealing off the area on Wednesday last week, ... authorities yesterday as saying that no further cases had been reported among the 151 quarantined as of Saturday evening. "Because it was diagnosed in time and dealt with appropriately, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557217/china-seals-entire-city-gansu-after-resident-dies-bubonic-plague

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