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  1. Elderly HK woman falls victim to pig disease

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... to the patient and family,' a spokesman for the centre said. Contagious diseases expert Lo Wing-lok said it was likely the woman contracted the bacterial disease in Hong Kong. 'It is a serious ... Martin Wong Another Hong Kong resident was confirmed yesterday to have contracted the pig-borne disease Streptococcus suis, bringing the number of infections this year to eight. ...

  2. Skin disease victims stigmatised by Alex Ho's fall from grace

    Posted Apr 25th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... is contagious is unfair to psoriasis patients,' said skin disease doctor Joseph Fung Wai-kit. Dermatologist Louis Shih Tai-cho also pointed out that the incidence of psoriasis has no relation ... Agnes Lam and Mary Ann Benitez Patients with a much misunderstood skin disease are finding life more difficult after the saga of disgraced district councillor Alex Ho Wai-to. The Kwun Tong ...

  3. Chinese medicine formulas may help fight the virus

    Posted Nov 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... infection. '[It] is a combination of two classical formulas from the north and the south of China to treat feverish contagious diseases,' Professor Leung said. 'The formula has been ... director of the clinical trials centre on Chinese medicine at Chinese University, said both the severe acute respiratory syndrome and flu shared similar symptoms with 'feverish contagious ...

  4. 5 childcare centres have outbreaks

    Posted Jun 18th 2005, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... ending last Saturday, two out of every 1,000 consultations by private doctors involved the disease, almost double the rate for the previous week. The contagious viral infection primarily affects ... Norma Connolly Five childcare centres have reported outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth disease in the past week. Centre for Health Protection consultant Thomas Tsang Ho-fai said: ...


    Posted Jan 29th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... thorax. When the egg hatches, the larvae feeds on the head until the ant is decapitated (pictured). A single fly can lay eggs in 200 to 300 red fire ants. A highly contagious and virulent disease ... in turn contracts the disease. All these give me the creeps. ...

  6. Sports Quiz

    Posted Jun 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1. New York racing officials are on alert to deal with which contagious respiratory disease? 2. ESPN declined to exercise their option to pay US$60 million to which American sporting body for TV rights? 3. Goalie Rogerie Ceni scored two free-kicks but missed a penalty for which Libertadores Cup side this week? 4. Which Aussie rugby league player turned down an offer to switch ...

  7. Mass cattle cull to halt foot-and-mouth

    Posted May 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... was not aware of any cases in the area. Foot-and-mouth is a highly contagious disease that strikes cloven-hoofed animals. It is not dangerous to humans, but an outbreak would deal a serious blow ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Thousands of dairy cattle have been slaughtered in rural Beijing, as the country faces a new foot-and-mouth disease scare. Massive culling has already taken place ...

  8. Rogue vaccine to blame for Liaoning flare-up

    Posted Nov 12th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... villages- as Newcastle disease, a highly contagious viral disease of birds, China Business News reported. It was later confirmed as H5N1 in Harbin. The report added that a vaccine- which is still ... Josephine Ma in Beijing H5N1 initially diagnosed as Newcastle disease as farmers thought birds were safe Unlicensed vaccines and misdiagnosis have been blamed for the massive outbreaks ...

  9. Stop the sale of sick pets, cries distraught owner

    Posted Dec 18th 2005, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... contagious disease,' Mr Matthews said. After four days of illness, and with the puppy starting to respond to treatment, Ms Yang thought the worst was over and took him back to the vet ... likely other dog owners will suffer the same fate, if not worse, as both diseases are highly contagious.' She refuses to give up hope despite the slim chances of Piglet surviving. ...

  10. Rogue vaccine blamed for Liaoning outbreak

    Posted Nov 12th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... flu has spread to at least 18 villages- as Newcastle disease, a highly contagious viral disease of birds, China Business News reported. It was later confirmed as H5N1 in Harbin. The report said the vaccine still undergoing clinical tests was the culprit for the rapid spread of the disease in Liaoning, where more than 3 million birds have been culled. Farmers in infected areas ...




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