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  1. HK remedy for severe cases of swine flu HKU remedy for swine flu cases

    Posted Jul 01st 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... last year. The World Health Organisation declared a pandemic in June after 74 countries and territories reported cases. The virus broke out in 214 countries and killed at least 18,209 people. ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Rise of the superbugs

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... Kong's first known symptomatic NDM-1 case. A previous discovery of NDM-1 was made from a patient's urine sample but, by then, the patient had no symptoms and was not ill. Tsang and his team scoured medical journals and reports for other known NDM-1 cases. As of June 18 this year, there have been 306 reported cases of NDM-1 worldwide and 12 deaths. Surprisingly, colistin- an old ...

  3. HIV cases increase

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei Hong Kong saw a record number of new HIV infections last year since the first local patient was diagnosed with the disease in 1984. The 438 new cases last year marked an increase of 12.6 per cent from 389 in 2010. Overall, HIV prevalence in the city is estimated at under 0.1 per cent. That is low by international standards. If more than 1 per cent of the general population ...

  4. Games to stimulate apes still in case

    Posted Jan 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kanglei Wang kanglei.wang@scmp.com As Hong Kong's orang-utans spend their days swinging through a concrete enclosure that animal rights groups say is inadequate for their needs, a tablet computer that could enrich their lives lies sealed in a metal case, out of reach of the creatures it was meant to help. The HK$12,000 touchscreen computer is loaded with games designed ...

  5. Hospital's late report of ovary case probed

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the case. He said he was only notified of the problem on Friday and would ask an independent doctor to investigate. But lawmaker Fred Li Wah-ming said it was irresponsible for the hospital ...

  6. WHO warns of more polio cases

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong in Manila and Zhuang Pinghui There are now 17 confirmed polio cases in Xinjiang and the number is expected to continue rising, the World Health Organisation warns. Seven new cases were confirmed last week, said Oliver Rosenbauer, a spokesman for the organisation, on Wednesday. All of the victims- nine adults and eight children aged from four months to two years old- ...

  7. Sesame seeds dyed black are the latest case of painted food

    Posted Dec 16th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Shanghai shoppers have been warned to watch out for dyed sesame seeds in the latest in a series of food quality scares to hit the mainland. The seeds are coloured with an unidentified dye that turns water 'as black as ink' ...

  8. Information flow vital in latest bird flu case

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the death toll here was 299. Each new case brought greater fear. The retail sector all but shut down, schools were closed, office productivity was sharply hit and tourists and investors were scared ... and have experience from Sars and swine flu. There is a wealth of information that we have to refer to again. The circumstances of the Tuen Mun woman's case are still unclear. We need to find ...

  9. Second dengue case

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Health authorities may have found a second locally acquired case of dengue fever, involving a two-year-old girl from a Deep Water Bay estate, where a neighbour was involved in the first suspected local case in seven years. Her blood samples obtained on Wednesday tested positive for the virus last night. Tests will be conducted to confirm this, a spokesman for the Centre ...

  10. Two cases of legionnaires' disease reported

    Posted Jun 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Two cases of legionnaires' disease involving men aged 60 and 63 were reported yesterday, bringing the total number of cases this year to 14. The 60-year-old had a chronic illness ... health record and no recent travel history, developed pneumonia symptoms on June 9. He is undergoing treatment in hospital and is also in a stable condition. Thirty-seven cases ...




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