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  1. 10pc think former Sars patients still contagious

    Posted Mar 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy One in 10 people believe recovered Sars patients remain contagious and 15 per cent think they could catch the disease by sharing a meal with them, a Chinese University survey has found. The survey of 400 people, carried out in January, also found 16 per cent of respondents avoid shaking hands with former patients, 17 per cent do not share meals with them and 13 per cent ...

  2. Suffering of psoriasis made worse by chronic ignorance, study finds

    Posted Oct 06th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Widespread ignorance about a common, incurable but non-contagious skin disease causes lifetime suffering for patients and their families, a researcher said yesterday. Henry Chan ... blisters and swelling. The telephone poll of 498 people, carried out by the university's faculty of medicine in March, found 43 per cent of respondents thought the disease was contagious ...

  3. Avian attack ruled out after chickens die on farms in HK

    Posted Feb 04th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The birds have fallen victim to a highly contagious viral disease, say officials A 'highly contagious viral disease' that has killed chickens on farms in Hong Kong ... December and last month, with more than 4 per cent of the birds dying. Test showed the chickens mainly died of Newcastle Disease, a highly contagious viral disease that affects domestic poultry, ...

  4. Mutation of Sars virus may be less infectious

    Posted Jan 05th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Even if the Sars virus has mutated it does not appear to be more contagious, according to a disease expert from the mainland's Academy of Military Medical Sciences. ... that if the virus had mutated, it was essential to know which gene carried the mutation. But he added it did not appear to be more contagious. 'The mutation itself is meaningless if it does not change ...

  5. Sars, bird flu may be added to payout list

    Posted Nov 13th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... and fatal diseases, as in recent years we have found many highly contagious diseases of which we have known nothing at all,' he said. Health services legislator Joseph Lee Kok-long said ... Martin Wong Plan will fast-track compensation for staff who contract the diseases at work Sars and bird flu may be listed as occupational diseases under the Employees' Compensation ...

  6. Sars alert to be dropped from Friday

    Posted May 26th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... with the mainland, Macau and overseas health authorities to prevent and control contagious diseases. 'We will remain prepared and stay vigilant for the possible return of the disease ...

  7. Methods of selecting delegates reviewed

    Posted Aug 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... transport, finance and prevention of contagious diseases this week. The lawmakers have already begun revising the disease law. The amendment requires for the first time that prevention and control of infectious diseases such as Aids be written into local authorities' development plans. A report by the China Daily said the amendment would improve co-ordination between the central and local ...

  8. Chances missed to halt outbreak

    Posted Jul 06th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Health officials failed to trace contacts, and exposed patients to the highly contagious disease, the report says The Legco Sars report says the government missed several crucial ... on the outbreak in Guangdong from both the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation. Shortly afterwards, the disease reached Hong Kong. The city's index patient- Guangzhou doctor Liu ...

  9. Mystery outbreak traced to common virus

    Posted Nov 19th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... and cold, were similar to other respiratory diseases. Infectious diseases specialist Lo Wing-lok said parainfluenza causes 'self-limiting illnesses and, although contagious ... Klaudia Lee and Mary Ann Benitez Bug that has infected 32 Caritas patients is the second biggest cause of respiratory disease in children The mystery illness that infected 32 children ...

  10. US health authorities on alert after measles-infected children arrive

    Posted Apr 13th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Orphans who came from the mainland via Hong Kong found to have the disease Health authorities in the United States are on alert after several passengers arriving from Hong Kong ... for Disease Control (CDC). Five others had developed measles-like illnesses with rashes. The US public health watchdog began investigating the outbreak after the first diagnosis was confirmed on April ...




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