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  1. N95 an object of desire then and now

    Posted Apr 28th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... by Sars, everyone wanted an N95- the mask that was purportedly the best protection around, able to fend off the highly contagious, fatal disease. That was also a sell-out. ...

  2. Healthy concern

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Norovirus is highly contagious as the sufferer would vomit in an 'explosive' fashion, spraying vomitus in all directions,' said Lo Wing-lok, an expert on infectious diseases ... By Elaine Yau Children's health is more vulnerable than ever. Frequent health scares involving contaminated food, disease outbreaks and poor personal hygiene are creating a high-risk ...

  3. Scientists warn of a future epidemic

    Posted Sep 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the US's Centres for Disease Control and Prevention launched an international search for travellers who were potentially exposed to the highly contagious disease. Although it turned out ... Despite huge advances in health care over the past few decades, infectious diseases still pose a threat A series of medical breakthroughs and advances in health care mean we live longer ...

  4. Farmers panic as deadly pig virus spreads to 22 provinces

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing An outbreak of a contagious swine disease known as blue ear has spread to 22 provinces, the mainland's top veterinarian says. Jia Youling, director of the Ministry of Agriculture's veterinary department, said the disease had infected 45,858 pigs in 289 locations in 194 counties, killing 18,597. Another 5,778 pigs were culled, he said. Mr Jia ...

  5. Warning over rise in hepatitis E cases

    Posted Aug 19th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... of infections in Hong Kong, including one fatal case, between January and July- five more than the whole of last year. A rising incidence of the contagious disease has been noted in the past decade ... disease, and might investigate and implement control measures in food premises jointly with the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department. Thomas Lai Sik-to, a specialist in gastroenterology ...

  6. Food warning after rise in cases of hepatitis E infection

    Posted Mar 25th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The public has been warned to cook food thoroughly to prevent the spread of hepatitis E, as the number of cases of the disease has been rising over the past 10 years. The Centre for Health Protection has reported that the incidence of the contagious disease rose from four cases in 1997 to 34 cases last year. Pregnant women should be particularly cautious and pay extra care ...

  7. 132 horses at Jockey Club stables hit by virus

    Posted Apr 10th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... The Jockey Club last night confirmed a contagious virus, assumed to be a strain of equine herpes, is sweeping through the thoroughbred population at Sha Tin, with its latest victim being ... against equine herpes virus and I think that has a lot to do with how the disease is manifesting itself,' Dr Stewart explained. 'The horses are showing elevated temperatures ...

  8. Australian horse flu threatens headaches for HK

    Posted Sep 26th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... contagious disease. So the New Zealand youngsters, plus those from the northern hemisphere, would collectively still give the Jockey Club a catalogue if they chose to press on. All the same, ...

  9. Mainland assesses health risks for Olympics

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... the bureau has carried out an assessment of health risks ahead of the Olympics. It has pinpointed 45 problems that could jeopardise the event, including the outbreak of contagious diseases ...

  10. Battle lines against a flu pandemic

    Posted Aug 31st 2007, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson The outbreak of highly contagious influenza among horses in Australia is a reminder that the world faces an unprecedented risk from disease. Shortly before the outbreak- the first in an island-continent that imposes stringent bio-security measures- the World Health Organisation warned that infectious diseases were emerging more quickly, and spreading faster around ...




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