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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 - 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
  4. 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
  5. News - World

    We can conquer Ebola epidemic, WHO assures west Africa

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 01:59am by AFP

    ... be stopped in its tracks, telling the region's health ministers: "We can handle this." The highly contagious tropical bug has infected hundreds of people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra ... bulletin just a week ago. "These kinds of outbreaks, these diseases, can be stopped," Keiji Fukuda, assistant director-general for health security at the WHO, said, as 11 west African ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545208/we-can-conquer-ebola-epidemic-who-assures-west-africa
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. News - World - DISEASE

    Alert after smallpox samples found in US laboratory storeroom

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... and Drug Administration lab near the US capital, health authorities said. Smallpox is a highly contagious and sometimes fatal disease that is estimated to have killed some 300 million people ... in Somalia. The vials were labelled "variola", another name for smallpox, and appeared to date from the 1950s, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said. They were found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550657/alert-after-smallpox-samples-found-us-laboratory-storeroom
  9. 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
  10. News - World - BRAZIL

    Out of the Amazon: isolated jungle tribe emerges in Brazil asking for tools

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 09:44pm by GDN

    ... contagious diseases," said Madeleyne Machado of the agency's communications department. The Peruvian government said it was also looking into the issue and would step up monitoring of areas ... The Guardian in Rio de Janeiro Members of isolated tribe, possibly disturbed by drug traffickers in Peru, try to make contact but may be at risk from diseases, groups say Wary Indians ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555394/out-amazon-isolated-jungle-tribe-emerges-brazil-asking-tools

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