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  1. Nurse, 35, dies from virus that causes hand, foot and mouth disease

    Posted May 27th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A nurse from United Christian Hospital has died of an infection of a highly contagious intestinal virus that she might have caught from her daughters. The 35-year-old nurse, who ... a virus that could lead to hand, foot and mouth disease. The results of further tests were pending. The nurse's two daughters, aged 17 months and four years old, showed symptoms of hand, foot ...

  2. Infections continue for 'three more weeks'

    Posted Jun 09th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip The spread of highly contagious enterovirus-71, which can cause hand, foot and mouth disease, will last another three weeks until the summer break, health minister Dr York Chow Yat-ngok said yesterday. The Centre for Health Protection will monitor schools. Cannan Kindergarten in Whampoa Garden is expected to reopen tomorrow and classes at the Learning Habitat Kindergarten ...

  3. Rare disease suspected in crayfish-linked illness

    Posted Sep 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The painful breakdown of muscle fibres suffered by more than 20 crayfish eaters in Nanjing, Jiangsu, could be a symptom of Haff disease, a little known illness linked to seafood consumption, the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says. The disease is named after Konigsberger Haff, a small Russian town on the southeastern coast of the Baltic Sea, ...

  4. Guangdong on virus alert

    Posted Apr 05th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Health authorities in Guangdong have sounded an alarm over the prevalence of enterovirus-71 (EV-71), a highly contagious intestinal virus leading to hand, foot and mouth disease ... for the first time. Infectious disease specialists said hand, foot and mouth had been less contagious until recent years, when hundreds began dying annually because the more contagious EV-71 strain had ...

  5. 8 infections prompt fourth school closure

    Posted Jun 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A fourth school has been closed after eight pupils were found infected with a highly contagious virus that may cause the hand, foot and mouth disease. The Learning Habitat ... for Health Protection said. The students developed either the hand, foot and mouth disease or herpangina, a condition with painful mouth blisters. One of them, a three-year-old girl, developed ...

  6. Chrome dome

    Posted Nov 14th 2010, 12:00am by Kenneth Howe

    ... maybe? I nuked my flat with bug spray. Finally I found out it was neither a pest nor a disease-related affliction. My wife told me it was 'a thing' to attract babes. You mean, ... she's correct. But I'm staying away from Lan Kwai Fong- just in case it is contagious after all. ...

  7. Virus peak comes two months early

    Posted May 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The infection peak of a highly contagious intestinal virus has come earlier this year and doctors have warned that more people might be infected in the coming months. The warning came after a 10-year-old girl became the latest case of enterovirus-71 (EV-71), a virus that can cause hand, foot and mouth disease. The girl developed a fever on Thursday last week ...

  8. Another school shut as more fall ill with viral infection

    Posted May 29th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Martin Wong

    ... Ella Lee and Martin Wong Another school has been ordered closed as a highly contagious intestinal virus continues to spread, with two more adults developing complications and health ... similar to hand, foot and mouth disease. Private doctors, meanwhile, criticised the health authorities for providing inadequate support in the surveillance and diagnosis of the potentially fatal ...

  9. No need to close schools yet, says education chief

    Posted May 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng The education chief says the spread of a highly contagious intestinal virus is not yet serious enough to warrant the closure of the city's schools. Michael Suen Ming-yeung ... that there was no vaccine to prevent the virus, which can cause hand, foot and mouth disease. Despite the rising number of infections, teachers and parents agreed it was not yet necessary to suspend classes. Mary ...

  10. Hepatitis B activist wins right to work in test of new anti-bias rules

    Posted Mar 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The health ministry says there are 93 million hepatitis B carriers on the mainland, mostly as a result of mother-to-child transmission. The disease is only contagious through sex, blood transfusion ...




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