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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Nigeria quits youth Olympics in China amid Ebola-linked sporting bans

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:30am by AFP, Reuters

    ... African nations battle the worst outbreak of the Ebola virus in decades. Nigeria’s decision was confirmed by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach in Nanjing, China ... this week it had been asked not to send a delegation to China. Nigeria said it was in the process of sending home a delegation of 19 officials and athletes who arrived earlier this week. Liberia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1574522/youth-olympic-games-nanjing-bans-some-athletes-ebola-zone
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong medical workers 'put at risk in Ebola scare'

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by SAMUEL CHAN, Emily Tsang, BRIAN YAP

    ... Samuel Chan, Emily Tsang and Brian Yap Hospital staff who handled sick Nigerian patient wore only flimsy protective gear and no eye protection, says microbiologist Medical workers ... as he condemned how staff were equipped to deal with Hong Kong's first suspected case. Preventive measures should also be stepped up at public places such as Chek Lap Kok, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571567/hong-kong-medical-workers-put-risk-ebola-scare
  3. 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 ... the 28-year-old employee, surnamed Zhang, told the South China Morning Post yesterday afternoon. About 30,000 people living in the old town section of Yumen, where the plague victim was hospitalised, were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1558145/quarantine-lifted-after-eight-days-area-where-30000-live
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Gene tests 'critical' for diagnosing lung cancer

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Emily Tsang

    ... cancer patients treated at Queen Mary Hospital since 2010 found 60 per cent of cases were linked to the gene problem. The department has carried out gene tests on patients since 2010, mostly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577866/gene-tests-critical-diagnosing-lung-cancer
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical Council demands new misconduct body amid fears errors swept under the carpet

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:24pm by CANNIX YAU

    ... that should have been referred to us but we received none," Lau said in an exclusive interview with the South China Morning Post. "Do you really believe that there was not even one case ... Cannix Yau cannix.yau@scmp.com Medical Council chairman calls for Hospital Authority to be stripped of power to probe doctors' errors amid fears cases are being ignored Lau demands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571647/joseph-lau-wan-yee-demands-new-misconduct-body-hospitals
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak will take ‘six months’ to bring under control, says MSF

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:13am by AFP

    ... response” to the epidemic. “Staff at the outbreak sites see evidence that the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak,” it said. The latest epidemic ... on the other countries. “If we don’t stabilise Liberia, we’ll never stabilise the region,” Liu said. Concerns have also centred on the Nigerian cases, which are in Lagos, sub-Saharan Africa’s largest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574152/ebola-outbreak-toll-has-been-vastly-underestimated-warns-who
  9. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Ebola scare turns out to be a false alarm in Singapore

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:14pm by AGENCIES

    ... in the city state. The patient, who is in her 50s, was identified as a possible Ebola case by doctors in a private hospital, the Gleneagles Hospital, the Straits Times reported. She is believed ... there have been no confirmed cases of the Ebola virus in Asia. Underscoring the fears that the virus might spread to Asia, Korean Air Lines said yesterday it would suspend flights to Kenya. The South ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1573548/singapore-tests-nigerian-woman-suspected-case-ebola
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Woman held in Shenzhen allegedly with blood of pregnant women set for Hong Kong gender tests

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:30pm by Huifeng He huifeng.he@scmp.com

    ... Huifeng He huifeng.he@scmp.com Case highlights practice – illegal in the mainland – of many expectant Chinese mothers transporting blood to test in Hong Kong using 'underground' ... to Hong Kong to test the sex of their child. The case highlights the common practice – illegal throughout the mainland – of prenatal gender tests being carried out on blood for non-medical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1571334/woman-held-shenzhen-allegedly-blood-pregnant-women-set-hong-kong-gender

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