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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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718601/hk-remedy-severe-cases-swine-flu-hku-remedy-swine-flu-cases
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1056428/case-history-rise-superbugs
  3. News - World

    US faces mosquito-borne West Nile virus outbreak, as cases climb 60pc

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... officials say is one of the country's biggest-ever outbreaks of the disease. The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday that 1,118 cases and 41 deaths had been reported so far this year, up from less than 700 cases and 26 deaths a week ago. That is the highest number of West Nile virus infections reported through the third week of August since the virus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1022091/us-faces-mosquito-borne-west-nile-virus-outbreak-cases-climb-60pc
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New virus strain linked to increase in gastroenteritis cases in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com New virus strain linked to outbreaks in homes for the elderly, kindergartens and hospitals Increase in gastroenteritis cases A virus strain new to Hong Kong may be the reason for an abnormal surge of gastroenteritis cases this month. Outbreaks in places such as homes for the elderly are five times last year's monthly number, while private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1021978/new-virus-strain-linked-increase-gastroenteritis-cases-hong-kong
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995542/hiv-cases-increase
  6. Flu cases prompt new look at vaccine

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Patsy Moy The efficacy of avian flu vaccines has come under question amid fears of the return of an avian flu outbreak in Hong Kong. Following the identification of the virus in a dead bird found in the Cheung Sha Wan Temporary Wholesale P ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988380/flu-cases-prompt-new-look-vaccine
  7. 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- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981852/who-warns-more-polio-cases
  8. No clues to record rise in cases of scarlet fever

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com The number of cases of a highly contagious and potentially fatal childhood disease has hit the highest level since records began and experts have no idea why. A total of 272 scarlet fever cases have been reported so far this year, including one in which a seven-year-old girl died on May 29- the first fatal case in five years. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/970104/no-clues-record-rise-cases-scarlet-fever
  9. Elderly woman latest critical swine flu case

    Posted Jan 24th 2011, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok An elderly has become the latest confirmed critical swine flu case, while an eight-month-old baby was also seriusly ill with the disease. The 78-year-old woman was admitted ... on Thursday after having difficulty breathing. In another case, a three-year-old boy confirmed with a critical case of swine flu on Friday was in stable condition at Queen Mary Hospital. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736562/elderly-woman-latest-critical-swine-flu-case
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731025/information-flow-vital-latest-bird-flu-case

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