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  1. Volunteers vow to rid mainland of trachoma

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Lions Clubs International yesterday announced an ambitious plan to eliminate trachoma from the mainland by 2016. The international volunteer organisation pledged US$2.7 million for its SightFirst China Action project, which will fund the third stage of its campaign to combat the highly contagious but preventable disease which can cause blindness. ...

  2. Centre's plea to help reduce 'contagious effect of suicide'

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Teenagers and adults alike must pay attention to the contagious effect of suicide, said the head of a suicide prevention centre. Paul Yip, director of the Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, said he was concerned about the number of teenage suicides and the sense of hopelessness experienced by many teachers in such cases. He was convinced that suicide is contagious, based ...

  3. Virus unchecked would have infected billions: professor

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... But the Harvard academic says Sars is still less contagious than other illnesses Three-quarters of the world's population would have been infected with Sars if nothing had been done to contain the disease, a Harvard University academic said yesterday. But Sars spreads much more slowly than many other diseases - measles is five times as infectious - said Barry Bloom, dean ...

  4. Beijing steps up its campaign against foreign prostitutes

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... services, such as smugglers, drug traffickers and people with 'mental diseases' or contagious diseases such as venereal diseases, or those thought likely to carry out activities harming ...

  5. Mainland assesses health risks for Olympics

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... the bureau has carried out an assessment of health risks ahead of the Olympics. It has pinpointed 45 problems that could jeopardise the event, including the outbreak of contagious diseases ...

  6. Hopping mad rabbit lovers halt park's bunny-hugging event

    Posted Jan 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to abandoned rabbits. It was worried that peple without proper rabbit-hugging training would hurt the bunnies. Contagious diseases could also be easily spread among rabbits and, if they were ...

  7. Hepatitis C rate alarms addiction recovery groups

    Posted Aug 15th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... for hepatitis C. They have also accused health officials of turning a blind eye by refusing to conduct screenings to find carriers of the incurable contagious disease or seek ways to prevent its spread. The disease, for which there is no vaccine, is spread by blood and bodily fluids and can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. Carriers infect each other by sharing needles or having unsafe sex. ...

  8. Ministry denies plan to drop hepatitis test

    Posted Aug 04th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... opinion' and did not reflect official policy. The official whose comments sparked the story said he had been misunderstood. Cui Fuqiang, head of the hepatitis division under the Centre for Disease ... times more contagious than HIV due to its virulence. The virus is a major problem on the mainland, which has one of the highest infection rates in the world. ...

  9. Seven children add to tally of virus victims

    Posted Nov 21st 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... outbreak after all the elderly tested negative. Health Department consultant Thomas Tsang Ho-fai warned there could be more cases in the next two months. 'The disease is highly transmittable ... assess whether preventive measures against infection were adequate, and that they step up monitoring work against infectious diseases. Meanwhile, a University of Hong Kong microbiologist warned ...

  10. Transsexual police officer lodges complaint with panel

    Posted Jul 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a 'contagious disease'. The alleged insults culminated in a torrent of abuse from her supervisor, whom, she says, delighted in sending her on solitary assignments. He allegedly called her ...




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