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  1. Cases of hand, foot and mouth disease overlooked, ministry says

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a local health chief, which also resulted in cases being overlooked. After a severe countrywide outbreak last year, a doctor who finds a case of the highly contagious disease must report ... said. Mr Yang said the Ministry of Health had invested funding to develop a vaccine for hand, foot and mouth disease that would target the EV-71 virus. Highly contagious An outbreak of hand, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674843/cases-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-overlooked-ministry-says
  2. Dangerously contagious tunes

    Posted Aug 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... around the dangerously contagious chorus 'This time baby / I'll be bulletproof', while a digital vocoder is used to give it a unique edge. Other highlights include the highly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689866/dangerously-contagious-tunes
  3. Cover-up fears on infant deaths

    Posted Mar 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Health authorities have identified two infant deaths from hand, foot and mouth disease, in Heze, Shandong province, and a third in Minquan county, Henan, amid claims of a cover-up and state media reports suggesting that the death toll is much higher. Seven-month-old Heze boy Liu Xinkun was admitted to the city's Contagious Disease Hospital, began vomiting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674490/cover-fears-infant-deaths
  4. Mysterious outbreak paralyses Japan

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... of the disease and hopefully develop a vaccine. Producer Takashi Hirano says he has always wanted to bring a story about contagious diseases like Ebola and Aids to the big screen, but the Sars epidemic ... Sunny Tse In the latest Japanese movie Pandemic, a mysterious, flu-like disease puts the future of the human race at risk. The timing is just right as the world is battling a swine flu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697906/mysterious-outbreak-paralyses-japan
  5. Quake victims in dire need, World Vision HK chief says in Sumatra

    Posted Oct 05th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... of contagious diseases. He added: 'Aftershocks happen a lot here, so we have to be cautious during the relief effort.' Although four days had passed since the quake struck, Chiu said everyone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/694514/quake-victims-dire-need-world-vision-hk-chief-says-sumatra
  6. Eyes wide shut

    Posted Jan 12th 2009, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... in developed countries,' Borwein says. 'It's highly contagious and spreads very quickly. I have seen it before, but not in this surgery. It used to be one of those diseases that if you ... Known as the 'hidden' disease, trachoma is little understood outside the communities it affects, writes Suzanne Harrison What started as a group of friends and family getting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666728/eyes-wide-shut
  7. School closures the right course to take

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is that it may mutate into something more serious ahead of our next winter flu season. It is well established that young schoolchildren are effective spreaders of infectious community diseases ... many people are likely to be infected by someone who has acquired it. A mild but highly contagious virus that infects more people could kill just as many as a less contagious but more severe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/683345/school-closures-right-course-take
  8. Don't Panic

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... reported cases. This new virus seems to be not too serious, and is no more contagious than the usual flu. Younger children do not have as strong a resistance to disease as older ones do, hence ... mild and has not been spreading as fast as health experts were expecting. The world is waiting for the World Health Organisation to declare the outbreak a pandemic - a disease that is spread ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/683326/dont-panic
  9. All about diabetes

    Posted Jan 13th 2009, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... False: Diabetes is not a contagious disease. It can't be caught like a cold or flu. ... Wynnie Chan Despite its seriousness there are ways to control, and avoid, this disruption to our body's fuel supply Diabetes is a disease that affects the way our bodies use glucose. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666846/all-about-diabetes
  10. HK spread of swine flu half the global rate

    Posted Jul 21st 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... it can easily attack people's lower respiratory tract and cause pneumonia.' Scientists measure how contagious a disease is by calculating its primary and secondary attack rates. The primary attack rate is the number of people in close contact with someone who brings a disease into a community that go on to catch the disease themselves. According to simulations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687411/hk-spread-swine-flu-half-global-rate

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