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  1. WHO plans scrutiny of Sars labs

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... laboratories - high-level bio-containment facilities used for testing samples in the event of bio-terrorism and the outbreak of highly contagious diseases. Peter Cordingley, spokesman at the WHO's ... The World Health Organisation will compile a list of laboratories engaged in research on Sars in an attempt to ensure they do not become a link in transmission of the disease ...

  2. Sars: Hong Kong taught world

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that this was the learning phase of a new contagious disease. Conduct a review to build for the future and not with the intent of criticising agencies and individuals who, in the face of this new and unknown global ... of the Sars epidemic. Such reviews are essential to ensure that lessons learned can be applied expediently in the event of a future outbreak. Hong Kong was dealing with a new disease, initially ...

  3. Beijing steps up its campaign against foreign prostitutes

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... services, such as smugglers, drug traffickers and people with 'mental diseases' or contagious diseases such as venereal diseases, or those thought likely to carry out activities harming ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. Cholera scare calls for heightened vigilance

    Posted Sep 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is extremely high. The cases of cholera found in our markets this past week demonstrate that. Even as it investigates how the deadly and contagious disease came to be found in its fish tanks, one local ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Sports Quiz

    Posted Jun 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1. New York racing officials are on alert to deal with which contagious respiratory disease? 2. ESPN declined to exercise their option to pay US$60 million to which American sporting body for TV rights? 3. Goalie Rogerie Ceni scored two free-kicks but missed a penalty for which Libertadores Cup side this week? 4. Which Aussie rugby league player turned down an offer to switch ...

  8. Transsexual police officer lodges complaint with panel

    Posted Jul 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a 'contagious disease'. The alleged insults culminated in a torrent of abuse from her supervisor, whom, she says, delighted in sending her on solitary assignments. He allegedly called her ...

  9. Foot-and-mouth scares

    Posted Jan 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Mainland authorities have culled hundreds of cattle and sheep to contain the nation's first two reported outbreaks this year of highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease. The Ministry of Agriculture yesterday said the outbreaks in Ningxia and Jiangsu were under control. In Ningxia's Zhongwei city, two cows were found to have blisters characteristic of the disease ...

  10. Mainland reports first suspected swine flu case

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in tests by Sichuan's disease control centre, and the provincial health authorities tentatively classified him as a suspected case. 'According to clinical appearances and the results of laboratory tests, the initial diagnosis is that it is a suspected case of type A H1N1 flu,' a statement by the Ministry of Health said. The patient has been quarantined in a Chengdu contagious ...




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