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  1. Cholera find closes Aberdeen stall

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tommy Lewis The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department yesterday ordered the closure of a stall selling live fish in the public car park at the Aberdeen Promenade. This followed the discovery of contagious cholera bacteria in a water sample taken from a tank. Tests results yesterday confirmed the presence of cholera of the contagious Ogawa strain in the water, which ...

  2. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Our front page report in yesterday's Sunday Morning Post, '300 sought after death of teacher with TB', wrongly stated that Sarah Cotillon has been diagnosed with TB. Ms Cotillon was diagnosed with a latent TB infection, which is not the same as having the TB disease, and is not contagious. Someone with latent TB has no symptoms and cannot pass on the disease ...

  3. Elderly HK woman falls victim to pig disease

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... to the patient and family,' a spokesman for the centre said. Contagious diseases expert Lo Wing-lok said it was likely the woman contracted the bacterial disease in Hong Kong. 'It is a serious ... Martin Wong Another Hong Kong resident was confirmed yesterday to have contracted the pig-borne disease Streptococcus suis, bringing the number of infections this year to eight. ...

  4. Staff blamed after patient with infectious skin disease left in public area of hospital

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and stayed there for a little bit longer than he should have,' a spokesman said. The hospital did not say how long the patient was in the waiting area. Infectious diseases expert Lo Wing-lok ... was in the waiting area, but checks of medical records and blood samples indicated none had been infected. 'The chicken pox virus is contagious, but about 90 per cent of the public has an immunity ...

  5. 'Negative Aids' leaves mainland sufferers, officials in the dark

    Posted Apr 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the disease they claim to be suffering from is contagious. There is no clinical or laboratory evidence to support that the group is suffering a contagious disease,' the ministry's spokesman, ... disease and the immune systems were normal. The authorities did not find pathological changes relevant to contagious disease and the symptoms did not correspond to the doctors' examinations. ...


    Posted Jan 29th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... thorax. When the egg hatches, the larvae feeds on the head until the ant is decapitated (pictured). A single fly can lay eggs in 200 to 300 red fire ants. A highly contagious and virulent disease ... in turn contracts the disease. All these give me the creeps. ...

  7. Cover-up fears on infant deaths

    Posted Mar 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Health authorities have identified two infant deaths from hand, foot and mouth disease, in Heze, Shandong province, and a third in Minquan county, Henan, amid claims of a cover-up and state media reports suggesting that the death toll is much higher. Seven-month-old Heze boy Liu Xinkun was admitted to the city's Contagious Disease Hospital, began vomiting ...

  8. Farmers panic as deadly pig virus spreads to 22 provinces

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing An outbreak of a contagious swine disease known as blue ear has spread to 22 provinces, the mainland's top veterinarian says. Jia Youling, director of the Ministry of Agriculture's veterinary department, said the disease had infected 45,858 pigs in 289 locations in 194 counties, killing 18,597. Another 5,778 pigs were culled, he said. Mr Jia ...

  9. Low risk of rubella in HK babies, says minister

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Hong Kong babies have a low risk of contracting German measles, despite two cases of the highly contagious virus in infants born to mainland mothers ... 'Hongkongers are usually vaccinated against the virus when they are young,' Chow said. 'Around 90 per cent of local girls and women have immunity to the disease, and the children they carry ...


    Measles: make sure you are immunised before travelling overseas

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... is a disease caused by a virus with the same name that is a member of the paramyxovirus family. Highly infectious, it remains active and contagious for up to two hours in the air or on surfaces, ... Sasha Gonzales healthpost@scmp.com A little spot of bother If you travel often, you might want to check that you and your family have been immunised against measles. The disease might ...




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