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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Scientists warn of more serious disease threats than Sars

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... no reason to be complacent in the battle against contagious diseases. While Sars remains on their watch list, microbiologists are far more concerned about other biological threats- not least ... for the first two days but is most contagious four to five days after the disease is picked up. "By the time a patient becomes very contagious, they are very likely to be in a hospital and under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1154871/scientists-warn-more-serious-disease-threats-sars
  2. News - Hong Kong - IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    After Sars, Hong Kong leads the way in fighting infectious diseases

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com After Sars, the city set up a crack HKU laboratory to tackle quick responses to potential outbreaks Local experts lead the way in fighting infectious diseases A decade after Sars, Hong Kong has developed a reputation as a world leader in research into emerging infectious diseases. Much of the credit goes to a national laboratory set up at the University ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1214100/after-sars-hong-kong-leads-way-fighting-infectious-diseases
  3. News - World - DISEASE

    Senior doctor who treated Nigeria’s first Ebola patient dies of the disease

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:17pm by AFP

    ... on Saturday after it was attacked by club-wielding youths. Their disappearance had raised fears of a nightmare scenario of people with the highly contagious disease wandering the city. Liberia has ... patient" in the country. The disease arrived in Nigeria via Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, 40, a Liberian finance ministry consultant who died in a Lagos hospital on July 25, five days after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577811/senior-doctor-who-treated-nigerias-first-ebola-patient-dies-disease
  4. News - World - DISEASE

    Sierra Leone starts three-day shutdown to contain spread of Ebola disease

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:22pm by AFP

    ... efforts to contain the highly contagious disease. It was not immediately clear what prompted the violence, but the spread of Ebola has been accompanied by paranoia and mistrust. Many Guineans ... Agence France-Presse in Freetown Residents are confined to their homes in a bid to contain the disease; UN Security Council labels the outbreak a threat to world peace Three-day Ebola ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596229/sierra-leone-starts-three-day-shutdown-contain-spread-ebola-disease
  5. News - World - DISEASE

    Ebola death prompts fears disease could spread through air travel

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 09:33pm by AP

    ... casual contact or breathing the same air. Patients are contagious only once the disease has progressed to showing symptoms. And the most vulnerable are health care workers and relatives who come ... Associated Press in Dakar, Senegal Unsettling questions over how to prevent the spread of the disease Ebola death prompts air travel fears No one knows for sure just how many people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1562091/ebola-death-prompts-fears-disease-could-spread-through-air-travel
  6. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Shanghai hospitals on alert after new bird flu deaths

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 09:38pm by He Huifeng, Lo Wei and Lawrence Chung

    ... He Huifeng, Lo Wei and Lawrence Chung in Taipei Shanghai tightens vigilance on bird flu Shanghai's health bureau has ordered hospitals to step up monitoring and supervision of respiratory diseases after a new strain of bird flu killed two people in the city last month, the Shanghai Daily reported yesterday. A doctor in Shanghai said hospitals had been asked to report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1204959/china-strengthens-checks-after-new-bird-flu-deaths
  7. 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
  8. News - World - MEDICINE

    Deadly Sars-like virus takes toll on British family

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... by the coronavirus that killed her husband, Khalid, last month. Azima said her father-in-law, Abid- who was the unwitting bearer of the disease- was still unconscious in hospital and unaware of his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1192446/deadly-sars-virus-takes-toll-british-family
  9. 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
  10. 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

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