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  1. 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
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Time to spend money on an Ebola vaccine

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 04:42am by Hari Kumar

    ... alert. Such prudent steps are needed as thousands of passengers pass through Hong Kong and an outbreak of any disease anywhere can easily reach our shores. There is no cure in sight yet and Ebola is most contagious during the terminal stages. Even the disposal of victims' bodies has to be done carefully. Despite having all the required protection, medical professionals have contracted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1564493/time-spend-money-ebola-vaccine
  3. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    United response in Guangzhou to the deadly threat of Ebola virus

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:36am by Mimi Lau

    ... was taken to hospital with early symptoms of the disease, such as vomiting and diarrhoea. Test results confirmed the man did not have Ebola. However, this was enough to alarm Hong Kong authorities, ... the World Health Organisation declared the epidemic in West Africa as an international public health emergency needing a coordinated global response. About 1,350 people have died of the disease ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1579540/united-response-guangzhou-deadly-threat-ebola-virus
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Lack of preparedness leaves us exposed to the risk of a nightmare like Sars

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by Albert Cheng

    ... Now some are saying the new strain of bird flu is not that contagious and will not transmit from human to human. Yet people cannot help but worry that it may be linked to the fact that 16,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1207064/lack-preparedness-leaves-us-exposed-risk-nightmare-sars
  7. 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
  8. Comment - Blogs - ice bucket challenge

    From splash to backlash: in defence of the ice bucket challenge

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:04am by Jason Y Ng

    ... over a million hits. The latest social media phenomenon, intended to raise awareness for ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease), began in June and had raged to an all-out Internet frenzy ... challenge has raised HK$15 million for the Hong Kong Neuro-Muscular Disease Association (HKNMDA). The group, which provides support to ALS patients and their caretakers, has been caught completely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1581391/splash-backlash-defence-ice-bucket-challenge
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Why the Ice Bucket Challenge reminds us of the power of words

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by Alice Wu

    ... government official and an Anglican priest. The challenge has raised millions of dollars around the world to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The campaign has provided much-needed funding for research into a debilitating disease without a cure. Whether it has promoted water wastage as well is something that can be debated but, for now, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1579315/why-ice-bucket-challenge-reminds-us-power-words
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MACROSCOPE

    Our minds are preoccupied with tiny risks, ignoring the real challenges

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 02:51pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... David Dodwell From Ebola and Sars to flying and nuclear power, emotional responses distract us from dealing with the larger threats that we face Risk appraisal the key casualty when we lose perspective As of today, about 1,500 people have died from Ebola disease. Many are in a quiet panic about the threat. Some airlines are stopping flights to Guinea, where the latest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581134/our-minds-are-preoccupied-tiny-risks-ignoring-real

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