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  1. 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
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    China reports second fatal case of bird flu this year, in Guizhou

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Bird flu claims second human fatality this year Health authorities said a man in the southwestern province of Guizhou died of bird flu yeserday. His is the second death from the H5N1 virus in China this year. The 31-year-ol ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1157287/china-reports-second-fatal-case-bird-flu-year-guizhou
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong man becomes first to contract dengue fever locally for four years

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:50am by Amy Nip

    ... It is not contagious. Most cases in Hong Kong involve people who travelled outside the city. "The patient lives in Pok Hong Estate in Sha Tin," Centre for Health Protection controller Dr Leung ... said. The man visited Guangzhou last month, but the trip fell outside the two-week incubation period for dengue, indicating the disease must have been contracted in Hong Kong. The centre said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1624708/sha-tin-man-dengue-fever-first-four-years-infected-hong-kong
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Little risk of Ebola sufferer flying into Hong Kong, but China is another story

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:50am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... York's health commissioner said Dr Craig Spencer would not have been contagious before the onset of symptoms. Cowling said Hong Kong's experience of handling infectious diseases meant ... Department has introduced. But "exit and entry screening might not have a substantial effect on export rates because of the long incubation period of the disease", Cowling wrote ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1624703/little-risk-ebola-sufferer-flying-hong-kong-china-another-story
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    New Yorkers worried after doctor back from Africa found with Ebola fever

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:55pm by Reuters

    ... and tested positive for Ebola on Thursday, sparking concern about the spread of the disease in the United States' most populous city. Despite reassurances from Mayor Bill de Blasio and state ... Spencer reported running a fever and experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms for the first time early on Thursday. He was not feeling sick and would not have been contagious before Thursday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1624368/new-yorkers-worried-after-doctor-back-africa-found-ebola-fever
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Two men die in Shanghai in first human cases of bird flu strain

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 04:41pm by LO WEI, He Huifeng

    ... severe pneumonia and breathing difficulties. Experts say the virus does not seem to be highly contagious but appears more deadly than other strains of the H7 virus that have previously infected humans. There was no indication the three contracted the disease from each other and no signs of H7N9 infection among the 88 people who had closest contact with them, the medical agency said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1203989/two-die-shanghai-h7n9-bird-flu-first-cases-human-infection
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Binge drinking a factor in shock 40pc rise in liver disease deaths in England

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:19am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Alcohol a factor as liver disease deaths rise 40pc Binge drinking and 24-hour alcohol shops have helped cause a "shocking" 40 per cent jump in deaths from liver disease in England, public health officials said on Monday. The survey over a 12-year period found that England is now the only European country where fatalities from liver ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1621397/binge-drinking-factor-shock-40pc-rise-liver-disease-deaths-england
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Physical exercise can help curb Parkinson's disease, says study

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... of Parkinson's disease, a new study has found. Eighty patients, who were in the early or middle stages of the disease, showed improvements after training programmes, research commissioned by the Hong Kong Parkinson's Disease Foundation found. Parkinson's disease patients often suffer from decreasing physical flexibility, decreasing hand functions, difficulty in walking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620099/physical-exercise-can-help-curb-parkinsons-disease-says-study
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Guinea confirms epidemic that has killed 34 is deadly Ebola virus

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:53am by AFP

    ... "These structures are essential to prevent the spread of the disease, which is highly contagious," said MSF tropical medicine adviser Esther Sterk said. "Specialised staff are providing ... Agence France-Presse in Conakry Outbreak of deadly disease which causes diarrhoea, vomiting and bleeding kills 34 Guinea says epidemic in country is Ebola virus Guinea identified the Ebola ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1455166/guinea-confirms-epidemic-has-killed-34-deadly-ebola-virus
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hand washing key to curbing spread of disease, Hongkongers told

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... Alice Woodhouse alice.woodhouse@scmp.com Hand washing key to curbing disease As concern over the deadly Ebola virus grows across the world, Hongkongers are being urged to wash their hands thoroughly to curb the spread of germs. Dr Thomas So Man-Kit, a specialist in infectious diseases, said yesterday that it was particularly crucial for health care workers to make hand washing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1616413/hand-washing-key-curbing-spread-disease-hongkongers-told

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