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  1. 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 ...

  2. Protecting data is a daunting challenge businesses face

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Neil Runcieman

    ... talking about real-world contagious diseases, it would probably be criminal. According to a survey by McAfee, 79 per cent of mobile device users don't have any antivirus or other security ...

  3. Unrest, rising costs hurt industry

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... contagious diseases, which easily spread from one factory to another.' Higher wages have become one of mainland factories' biggest threats, after several local governments decided to lift ...

  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. Concerns mount over huge measles vaccination push

    Posted Sep 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It will be the biggest inoculation campaign in the nation's history. Beijing is answering the World Health Organisation's call to eliminate measles- an acute, contagious viral disease characterised ... from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention post and asked why vaccinated children needed to have the shots again. Babies on the mainland are required to have two measles vaccine ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Health activist finds freedom only goes so far on Avenue of the Stars

    Posted Jan 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... B. Although the disease is not contagious through daily human interaction, hepatitis B carriers face severe discrimination on the mainland. Since November, Zhang has travelled alone through ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. 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 ...




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