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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must avoid the health threat of complacency

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... checked himself into hospital after realising he had caught the virulent disease. By then he had spread it to other hotel guests. Like him, many were to die. As a result, he was identified ... director general Dr Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, Hong Kong's health chief during Sars, to warn the public to expect an increasing trend of animal diseases jumping to humans, which was true ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1155727/hong-kong-must-avoid-health-threat-complacency
  2. 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
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Action, not panic, is key to defeating threat of Ebola

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... from aid workers and be alert to the threat; it declared an emergency only in August. But this is no time for an investigation- coordination, preparedness and stopping the disease in its tracks ... and medical challenge. China and a score of other governments have mobilised thousands of aid workers and troops, but only with a coordinated, large-scale effort can the disease be stopped. Several UN ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1623181/action-not-panic-key-defeating-threat-ebola
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should reconsider ban on live poultry stalls

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... It was not long ago that banning the sale of live poultry in our markets and moving to a system of central slaughtering was seen as necessary to protect us from deadly infectious diseases. The government finally decided that reduced risk made the idea politically expendable and shelved it. Then-health minister York Chow Yat-ngok said at the time that the decision was not necessarily ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1213938/hong-kong-should-reconsider-ban-live-poultry-stalls
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Bird flu a reminder of things we dare not forget

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... of deadly disease. In the latest, the first reported cases of human infection by a lesser-known strain of bird flu, H7N9, have resulted in the deaths of two men in Shanghai, while five people ... SARS virus, health experts say the city is now well prepared for coping with highly infectious diseases but warn that constant vigilance is required. It took a month and three weeks before we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1205755/bird-flu-reminder-things-we-dare-not-forget
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Texas case shows why world must remain vigilant on Ebola

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 04:10am by SCMP Editorial

    ... break out of Africa. Several places, including Hong Kong, have isolated and tested travellers from Africa showing any symptoms of the disease. Until now, the results have mostly been negative. The disease is spread only through contact with the body fluids of an infected person. But an incubation period of between two and 21 days before the victim falls ill means he or she could easily have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1609692/texas-case-shows-why-world-must-remain-vigilant-ebola
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Protesters who blocked roads also cleared Hong Kong's polluted air

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Blockaded roads mean cleaner air Heavy roadside pollution is bad for health- of that there is no dispute. The exhaust fumes from vehicles, especially the decades-old diesel buses and trucks common on Hong Kong streets, irritate eyes and skin, exacerbate respiratory problems and, with long-term exposure, can lead to lung cancer and heart disease. Despite the risks, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1612281/protesters-who-blocked-roads-also-cleared-hong-kongs
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ozone depletion not a threat to a united world

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... was accompanied by bad news on global warming; levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases are at a record high. The world also faces wars, terrorism, disease, over-population and ocean acidification. Tackling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1594130/success-against-ozone-depletion-shows-no-threat-too-big
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    We must stand up and fight diabetes

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial We must stand up and fight diabetes Much has been said about a growing tendency for certain killer diseases to strike at an early age, and that a healthy lifestyle ... the disease has been diagnosed in 20 per cent of patients before they turned 40. While 60 per cent of these early onset patients had a family medical history, 30 per cent were not considered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1565059/we-must-stand-and-fight-diabetes
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ice Bucket Challenge is for charity... and politicking

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Gehrig's disease, has morphed into a global phenomenon for people to donate money to the charities they champion. Initially, people who were challenged had a choice of pouring cold water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580140/hong-kong-ice-bucket-challenge-charity-and-politicking

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