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  1. WHO plans scrutiny of Sars labs

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... laboratories - high-level bio-containment facilities used for testing samples in the event of bio-terrorism and the outbreak of highly contagious diseases. Peter Cordingley, spokesman at the WHO's ... The World Health Organisation will compile a list of laboratories engaged in research on Sars in an attempt to ensure they do not become a link in transmission of the disease ...

  2. Despite the panic over Sars, rabies proves far deadlier

    Posted Jul 17th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... there was an increase in Aids and hepatitis C cases. Rabies was both the most lethal and the most contagious disease. The number of cases and the number of deaths were up 20 per cent from the first half ... Just over a million people on the mainland contracted 27 types of infectious disease in the first half of the year - and rabies, not Sars, was the biggest and deadliest killer, ...

  3. Sars: Hong Kong taught world

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that this was the learning phase of a new contagious disease. Conduct a review to build for the future and not with the intent of criticising agencies and individuals who, in the face of this new and unknown global ... of the Sars epidemic. Such reviews are essential to ensure that lessons learned can be applied expediently in the event of a future outbreak. Hong Kong was dealing with a new disease, initially ...

  4. Cholera scare calls for heightened vigilance

    Posted Sep 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is extremely high. The cases of cholera found in our markets this past week demonstrate that. Even as it investigates how the deadly and contagious disease came to be found in its fish tanks, one local ...

  5. talk back

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and psychologically prepared for another outbreak of such a contagious disease as Sars. Attention has been focused on supplies of the N95 mask. Some may challenge that indications of Sars are as yet ...

  6. Moore takes aim at America

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... 'plague' is a contagious disease. vote rigging (n) the act of dishonestly arranging an election so as to get a particular result to cut to the chase (idiom) to move to the most important part ...

  7. Help from above

    Posted Nov 20th 2003, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... areas of the mainland, to carry out training programmes for local doctors to help prevent childhood blindness. Vitamin A deficiency, trachoma- a contagious eye disease- and measles, all ...

  8. Aiming at a century

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Fionnuala McHugh

    ... the donor wishes to see built. A donor can specify, for instance, that the facilities be for children or for pregnant women or for contagious diseases. It can be a hospital practising western-style ...

  9. ParknShop faces cholera charge

    Posted Sep 04th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... 26. It was the first time that the contagious strain, which is responsible for an ongoing global epidemic of the disease, has been discovered in a Hong Kong supermarket. The retailer closed ... Hygiene officials say a Pokfulam branch of the supermarket chain will be prosecuted over the discovery of contagious bacteria in a fish tank A ParknShop store will be prosecuted ...

  10. Scientist blames rats for Amoy Gardens Sars outbreak

    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... the outbreak could have been started on March 14 by a rat that was infected after entering an apartment in Block E visited by the man who brought the disease to the building. That rat would have become contagious on around March 19 as the incubation period in rats infected by other forms of coronavirus lasts about two to five days. Dr Ng said it was likely that the first infected rat passed ...




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