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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Scientists warn of more serious disease threats than Sars

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... no reason to be complacent in the battle against contagious diseases. While Sars remains on their watch list, microbiologists are far more concerned about other biological threats- not least ... for the first two days but is most contagious four to five days after the disease is picked up. "By the time a patient becomes very contagious, they are very likely to be in a hospital and under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1154871/scientists-warn-more-serious-disease-threats-sars
  2. News - Hong Kong - IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    After Sars, Hong Kong leads the way in fighting infectious diseases

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com After Sars, the city set up a crack HKU laboratory to tackle quick responses to potential outbreaks Local experts lead the way in fighting infectious diseases A decade after Sars, Hong Kong has developed a reputation as a world leader in research into emerging infectious diseases. Much of the credit goes to a national laboratory set up at the University ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1214100/after-sars-hong-kong-leads-way-fighting-infectious-diseases
  3. HSBC's optimism on bird flu plan is far from contagious

    Posted Jan 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... imaginable. The worst-case scenario would be a mutation of the existing H5N1 avian flu virus that allows it to spread easily from person to person. This could result in a disease as wildly contagious as ordinary influenza but with the mortality rate of H5N1. Similar species-to-species leaps have happened before, creating easily transmissible diseases to which humans have no immunity. Early last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/532479
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Measles threat to migrant workers

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a contagious disease may no longer persist. For measles, an airborne disease, it is a relatively high 83 to 94 per cent. In the first five months of the year, the mainland recorded 35,677 cases ... mobile population. One of them is the spread of measles, a disease Beijing planned to virtually eliminate by 2012 with a vaccination campaign. At the end of last year China had about 245 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552893/measles-threat-migrant-workers
  5. 10pc think former Sars patients still contagious

    Posted Mar 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy One in 10 people believe recovered Sars patients remain contagious and 15 per cent think they could catch the disease by sharing a meal with them, a Chinese University survey has found. The survey of 400 people, carried out in January, also found 16 per cent of respondents avoid shaking hands with former patients, 17 per cent do not share meals with them and 13 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/449299/10pc-think-former-sars-patients-still-contagious
  6. News - World

    We can conquer Ebola epidemic, WHO assures west Africa

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 01:59am by AFP

    ... be stopped in its tracks, telling the region's health ministers: "We can handle this." The highly contagious tropical bug has infected hundreds of people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra ... bulletin just a week ago. "These kinds of outbreaks, these diseases, can be stopped," Keiji Fukuda, assistant director-general for health security at the WHO, said, as 11 west African ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545208/we-can-conquer-ebola-epidemic-who-assures-west-africa
  7. News - World - DISEASE

    Alert after smallpox samples found in US laboratory storeroom

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... and Drug Administration lab near the US capital, health authorities said. Smallpox is a highly contagious and sometimes fatal disease that is estimated to have killed some 300 million people ... in Somalia. The vials were labelled "variola", another name for smallpox, and appeared to date from the 1950s, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said. They were found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550657/alert-after-smallpox-samples-found-us-laboratory-storeroom
  8. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Shanghai hospitals on alert after new bird flu deaths

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 09:38pm by He Huifeng, Lo Wei and Lawrence Chung

    ... He Huifeng, Lo Wei and Lawrence Chung in Taipei Shanghai tightens vigilance on bird flu Shanghai's health bureau has ordered hospitals to step up monitoring and supervision of respiratory diseases after a new strain of bird flu killed two people in the city last month, the Shanghai Daily reported yesterday. A doctor in Shanghai said hospitals had been asked to report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1204959/china-strengthens-checks-after-new-bird-flu-deaths
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Girl, 4, isolated amid fears of deadly coronavirus

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... case of novel coronavirus, which causes severe respiratory disease. The patient, based in the Middle East, was a contact of the 15th case, which the WHO reported on March 12. "I have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1198916/girl-4-isolated-amid-fears-deadly-coronavirus
  10. News - World - MEDICINE

    Deadly Sars-like virus takes toll on British family

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... by the coronavirus that killed her husband, Khalid, last month. Azima said her father-in-law, Abid- who was the unwitting bearer of the disease- was still unconscious in hospital and unaware of his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1192446/deadly-sars-virus-takes-toll-british-family

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