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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

    Chickens at Yuen Long farm may have died from overheating

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by Phila Siu, Patsy Moy

    ... reached about 2,000. Some 7,000 remain alive on the farm. Cheng said the owner of the farm told him that the chickens had received vaccinations against avian influenza and Newcastle disease, a contagious viral disorder. Kamei chickens were developed by the University of Hong Kong Kadoorie Agricultural Research Centre. The breed has been on the market for a dozen years. Professor David Hui ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570785/chickens-yuen-long-farm-may-have-died-overheating
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Tuen Mun man makes Hong Kong's fourth case of Japanese encephalitis this year

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... travel. Symptoms of the disease include headache, high fever, a stiff neck and impaired mental ability. It can be fatal, especially in children, although it is not contagious between humans. ... the Crossroads Foundation, said he had not left the city in the past two weeks- the disease's incubation period- but could not recall if he had been bitten by mosquitoes. He is now in stable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567850/tuen-mun-man-makes-hong-kongs-fourth-case-japanese-encephalitis-year
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mystery surrounds chicken deaths at Hong Kong farm as toll hits 3,500

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by Phila Siu

    ... died of Newcastle disease, it was unlikely humans would be infected. Newcastle disease is a contagious virus that affects many domestic and wild avian species and has caused mass chicken deaths in the past. The department said all the samples taken so far had tested negative for the disease by the polymerase chain reaction technique, but the results had to be confirmed by virus isolation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571554/bird-flu-ruled-out-chicken-deaths-yuen-long-farm-hit-3500
  6. 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
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong Red Cross volunteers return from Ebola-stricken Liberia, free of disease

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by CHRIS LAU, TIMMY SUNG

    ... Chris Lau and Timmy Sung Volunteers return from Ebola-stricken Liberia Two local volunteers who worked to fight Ebola in Liberia arrived back in Hong Kong yesterday disease-free, as lawmakers gathered to discuss measures to prevent the deadly virus from entering the city. Clinical psychologist Eliza Cheung Yee-lai and Dr May Yeung Pui-shan, both from Hong Kong Red Cross, showed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1579477/hong-kong-red-cross-volunteers-return-ebola-stricken-liberia-free
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Measles makes a comeback in China as vaccination falters among migrant workers

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:23am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... 54.7 per cent, according to a survey published by the city health authorities. Last year, 24 people died of the contagious viral disease characterised by fever and red spots on the skin. So far ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Number of cases in first five months of the year outstrips total for 2013 Measles returns as vaccination falters Measles- a disease Beijing had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1548296/measles-makes-comeback-china-vaccination-falters-among-migrant-workers
  9. 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
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Cancer patients receiving radiotherapy may be at higher risk of vascular diseases and stroke: study

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:25pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... who receive radiotherapy to treat cancer in their head or neck may be more likely to develop severe vascular diseases including blocked blood vessels, leading to a higher risk of a stroke, ... tube is inserted within diseased blood vessels to prevent the narrowing of the carotid artery. "CAS is an image-guided and minimally invasive method of vascular reconstruction," said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572152/cancer-patients-receiving-radiotherapy-may-be-higher-risk-vascular

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