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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    TB checks for all new students included in draft amendment to health regulation

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for tuberculosis to prevent the spread of the highly contagious disease, according to a draft amendment to a health rule. The amendment to the TB Prevention and Control Regulation was put up ... into contact with dust or poisonous gas to include screenings for the disease in physical check-ups. "Although the current regulation has been in use for more than 20 years, the country still ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1016549/tb-checks-all-new-students-included-draft-amendment-health-regulation
  2. Virus puts the boot into team

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... ascertain the scope and reach of the problem. At the Oregon Public Health Division, Dr William Keene, senior epidemiologist with the Acute and Communicable Disease programme, took the call. ... usually start exhibiting symptoms 36 to 38 hours after exposure because it is highly contagious. Therefore, Sunday's lunch became the main focus of investigations to unearth the source ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007564/virus-puts-boot-team
  3. Sport - Hong Kong

    MMA fever proves highly contagious in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott mathew.scott@scmp.com A plethora of gyms and classes have sprung up in Hong Kong, and as their popularity proves, they aren't just for muscle-bound men Young or old, pro or amateur, MMA fever is highly contagious Speak to the athletes and it soon becomes apparent the attraction of mixed martial arts is universal. On the sidelines of the launch of the UFC Macao- held ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1037815/mma-fever-proves-highly-contagious-hong-kong
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    'Sars-like virus could hit HK despite false alarm'

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... a common cause of human flu. But Ho said Hong Kong, like many major cities with busy traffic, was vulnerable to the spread of any contagious diseases. "We are unclear about the new virus, such as its degree of contagiousness and lethality," he said. "Even though Sunday's case turned out to be a false alarm, we should continue to stay alert." His view was shared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1056545/sars-virus-could-hit-hk-despite-false-alarm
  5. Experts unsure of EV-71 link to Cambodia deaths

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the virus had mutated in any significant way to create a new disease. He noted that EV-71 is usually contagious, but that those who have come into close contact with the disease had shown ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Local health experts say they would need more information about the virulent strain of hand, foot and mouth disease that has killed dozens of children in Cambodia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006686/experts-unsure-ev-71-link-cambodia-deaths
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Whooping cough vaccine wears off over time, new US research shows

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... would probably like." Pertussis is a highly contagious disease that causes violent coughing. It can lead to permanent disability or death, particularly in young children. ... Bloomberg in New York Whooping cough jab not enough, study says Children fully inoculated against whooping cough become more susceptible to the disease as the vaccination wanes over time, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1036125/whooping-cough-vaccine-wears-over-time-new-us-research-shows
  7. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Psoriasis patients seek subsidies for medication

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 01:45pm by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong When Gary Lai first came down with the skin disease psoriasis, he got so tired of the stigma he faced in the outside world that he would lock himself away in his ... asking questions,” said Lai, who was 24 when he was diagnosed. Now Lai, 41, and other Hong Kong residents suffering from psoriasis – a lifelong autoimmune disease that covers the skin in red, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1091104/psoriasis-patients-seek-subsidies-medication
  8. News - China

    China Digest, October 18, 2012

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Contagious diseases More than 8,500 people were infected by contagious diseases with 44 deaths in the province last month, according to health authorities, Guiyang Evening News reports. The most common disease was tuberculosis, followed by hepatitis B, dysentery, syphilis and hepatitis C. Small businesses die early The average life span of small business in the province is three years, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1063469/china-digest-october-18-2012
  9. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, November 26, 2012

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 04:53am by AGENCIES

    ... out pigs An outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Dalian has killed at least 43 pigs at a farm since last Monday, and the remaining undisclosed number of pigs at the farm will be culled to prevent further spreading of the highly contagious disease, Xinhua reports. The National Foot-and-Mouth Disease Reference Laboratory confirmed that the outbreak occurred at a pig farm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1090932/china-digest-november-26-2012
  10. High risk of winter bird flu outbreak

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... warned as he urged the government to step up monitoring of the disease. Some 1,000 birds were slaughtered at Mong Kok's bird garden earlier this month after traces of the lethal H5N1 virus ... the rapidly mutating virus. 'The fact that a contagious sample has been found in summer is one of the signs showing that the risk of an outbreak is getting closer, as the virus is usually more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007532/high-risk-winter-bird-flu-outbreak

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