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  1. Travellers cautioned on meningitis risks

    Posted Feb 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Government hotline swamped with calls as fear of the contagious disease spreads Hong Kong people were warned yesterday that if they could not avoid travelling to places with a high incidence of meningitis they should wear surgical masks and use an anti-bacterial hand wash. Anxious Hong Kong residents flooded a Department of Health hotline on the disease yesterday, ...

  2. Skin disease victims stigmatised by Alex Ho's fall from grace

    Posted Apr 25th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... is contagious is unfair to psoriasis patients,' said skin disease doctor Joseph Fung Wai-kit. Dermatologist Louis Shih Tai-cho also pointed out that the incidence of psoriasis has no relation ... Agnes Lam and Mary Ann Benitez Patients with a much misunderstood skin disease are finding life more difficult after the saga of disgraced district councillor Alex Ho Wai-to. The Kwun Tong ...

  3. ParknShop faces cholera charge

    Posted Sep 04th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... 26. It was the first time that the contagious strain, which is responsible for an ongoing global epidemic of the disease, has been discovered in a Hong Kong supermarket. The retailer closed ... Hygiene officials say a Pokfulam branch of the supermarket chain will be prosecuted over the discovery of contagious bacteria in a fish tank A ParknShop store will be prosecuted ...

  4. Virus unchecked would have infected billions: professor

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... But the Harvard academic says Sars is still less contagious than other illnesses Three-quarters of the world's population would have been infected with Sars if nothing had been done to contain the disease, a Harvard University academic said yesterday. But Sars spreads much more slowly than many other diseases - measles is five times as infectious - said Barry Bloom, dean ...

  5. Tightening of rules in battle on cholera

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... said yesterday. It made the announcement as legislators renewed calls for a centralised facility to supply disease-free water to fish vendors. Deputy Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Eddy Chan Yuk-tak said the government would expand its regulation of the live fish trade, introducing a licensing scheme forcing fish wholesalers to install disease prevention systems. These include ...

  6. More than 250 isolation wards finished by October

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... will be available. The possibility of another Sars outbreak has been discussed this week following the confirmation that a 27-year-old Chinese-Singaporean postgraduate medical student had caught the disease ... associate dean of the medical faculty at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said the university would pay for a mobile laboratory capable of conducting research on contagious viruses. 'We ...

  7. Bird flu

    Posted Feb 04th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Patsy Moy

    ... The facts, the fiction Q Can people catch the disease from eating infected chicken? Experts believe that cooking kills any virus which may be carried by slaughtered meat, and there has ... the WHO's Klaus Stohr: 'That person reported that they may have caught the disease by eating chicken, but what has happened is that the same person bought a live chicken before at a live ...

  8. Community role is vital, says specialist

    Posted Nov 04th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... beyond Sars-like measures, experts said. Infectious disease specialist Lo Wing-lok said the sheer number of people predicted to fall sick from flu would break any hospital system. He called ... said it would be simply impossible for the hospital system to cope if 1 million fell sick, as predicted in a worst-case scenario. 'We can measure our capacity to take in highly contagious ...

  9. True scale of flu deaths dwarfs reported cases

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... each year. Of the 1,073 deaths, 813 people died of pneumonia, pulmonary disease and heart attacks brought on by flu, the HKU researchers said. The study, published in the December issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases scientific journal, is the first research to analyse flu patterns in a tropical area. 'Because of the lack of well-defined seasonal patterns in tropical areas, ...



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