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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 - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    High alert for Ebola needed in Hong Kong, health minister says after emergency meeting

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:54pm by Emily Tsang and Agence France-Presse

    ... Emily Tsang and Agence France-Presse Emergency meeting on contingency plans in case of outbreak; woman tests negative Hong Kong on 'high alert' for Ebola virus Hong Kong's ... serious threat" to the United Kingdom. Watch: What is the Ebola virus? Since March, there have been 1,201 cases of Ebola and 672 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. "There ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562707/hospitalised-hong-kong-woman-tests-negative-deadly-ebola-virus
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Too much red bean ice becomes a weighty issue

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by SARAH KARACS

    ... recording 26 cases in each of the last two years, the highest numbers recorded since 2008. The disease is usually contracted from packaged, ready-to-eat foods such as cheese, milk and cooked meats. But the centre's checks on 400 samples from 200 outlets, including supermarkets, found no cases of the bacteria that causes the disease.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562957/too-much-red-bean-ice-becomes-weighty-issue
  9. 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
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Don’t get a tan, indoors or out, Americans told in skin cancer warning

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 09:19pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington With deadly melanomas up 200pc in 40 years, government says cover up and skip the solarium Don't get a tan, indoors or out- US cancer warning Stop sunbathing and using solariums, the acting US surgeon general has warned in a report that cites an alarming 200 per cent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973. The report released on Tuesday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1562848/dont-get-tan-indoors-or-out-americans-told-skin-cancer-warning

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