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  1. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Three new cases bring China's H7N9 tally to 21, with 6 dead

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI, He Huifeng

    ... for disease control and prevention within two hours. Schools were also warned to ensure they had sufficient disinfectants. Local television showed workers spraying classrooms with disinfectant. World ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1209502/three-new-cases-bring-chinas-h7n9-tally-21-6-dead
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Disease research lab mishaps rattle scientists and regulators

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 03:47am by GUARDIAN

    ... appalling. They put lives at risk, that much is clear. But they were shocking, too, due to where they happened. The US government's high-security disease-control laboratories, which house samples of the most harmful germs in the world, cannot afford to screw up. First came news of a single incident. Staff working on deadly bioterrorism agents at the Centres for Disease Control ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1559904/disease-research-lab-mishaps-rattle-scientists-and-regulators
  3. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Mosquito crackdown in Guangzhou as dengue fever cases surge

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 01:34pm by ALICE TING YAN

    ... was reported at the end of June, about 400 cases had been reported by Wednesday. No deaths from the disease have been reported so far. The figures are up considerably from a little more than 100 cases ... of the Yuexiu district health bureau, was quoted by Yangcheng Evening News as saying. “Therefore, it might prove more difficult to control the disease than we imagined.” The disease, carried ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575986/guangzhou-acts-prevent-further-spread-dengue-fever
  4. News - World - PUBLIC HEALTH

    One billion people still defecating in the open, says UN

    Posted May 09th 2014, 03:36pm by Reuters

    ... that this leads to the spread of fatal diseases, UN experts said on Thursday at the launch of a study on drinking water and sanitation. “‘Excreta’, ‘faeces’, ‘poo’, I could even say ‘shit’ maybe, this is the root cause of so many diseases,” said Bruce Gordon, acting coordinator for sanitation and health at the World Health Organization. Societies that practice open defecation — putting them at risk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1508275/un-says-1-billion-still-defecating-open
  5. News - World - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Pornography poses serious threat to public health, panel of activists says

    Posted May 16th 2014, 11:39am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... is manipulating them,” Dines said. And Layden suggested that if the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention got “interested in this as a public health issue, we can have success in the way that we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1513339/pornography-poses-serious-threat-public-health-panel-activists-says
  6. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Chinese researchers find vaccine hopes for hand, foot, mouth disease

    Posted May 29th 2013, 10:54am by AFP

    ... and mouth disease (HFMD) in children. In the final testing phase, the vaccine proved 90 per cent effective, providing protection for at least 12 months against HFMD caused by the enterovirus 71 ... by EV71 has caused more than 2,000 deaths out of about six million infections, mainly of children, in the past decade, said the study’s authors. It can also cause other, more severe diseases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1248819/chinese-researchers-find-vaccine-hopes-hand-foot-mouth-disease
  7. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Woman with H7N9 bird flu dies in Beijing, bringing fatalities to 45

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 01:09pm by AFP

    ... the disease to 45. The 61-year-old tested positive for the virus on July 20 after she fell ill in Hebei province in northern China. She was taken to Beijing’s Chaoyang Hospital for treatment and died ... on Saturday. State news agency Xinhua said then that 44 people had died of the disease. The virus was first reported in late March, with most cases confined to eastern China, and only one reported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1296324/woman-h7n9-bird-flu-dies-beijing-bringing-fatalities-45
  8. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Guangdong case of H7N9 bird flu is confirmed as Hong Kong remains alert

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 02:47pm by AFP

    ... agency Xinhua said on Saturday that 44 people had died of the disease – which includes a recent fatality following the release of the latest official figures a month ago. The virus was first ... by officials across China to halt the spread of the disease. Cases of H7N9 have dropped significantly in recent weeks. View H7N9 map in a larger map Click on each balloon for more information ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1295902/guangdong-case-h7n9-bird-flu-confirmed-hong-kong-remains-alert
  9. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    'Intense' farming in China's developed areas blamed in bird flu risk

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:46pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai A state-backed Chinese newspaper on Sunday blamed “intense” farming methods for heightening the risk of deadly diseases such as H7N9 bird flu crossing from ... that the virus had been discovered in humans for the first time. “Normally, diseases are likely to break out in poor areas. Why is it the other way around in China?” the Global Times editorial said. “In ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1209092/intense-farming-chinas-developed-areas-blamed-bird-flu-risk
  10. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    China's inertia on tobacco control 'promises costly tsunami of illness'

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer and lung disease, which account for 85 per cent of deaths on the mainland. More than 300 million mainlanders smoke, with another 740 million ... disease will increase dramatically, like a tsunami," she said this week, ahead of today's World No Tobacco Day. The WHO says tobacco is responsible for a million deaths on the mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1250045/chinas-inertia-tobacco-control-promises-costly-tsunami-illness

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