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  1. Sars alert to be dropped from Friday

    Posted May 26th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... with the mainland, Macau and overseas health authorities to prevent and control contagious diseases. 'We will remain prepared and stay vigilant for the possible return of the disease ...

  2. Sars: Hong Kong taught world

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that this was the learning phase of a new contagious disease. Conduct a review to build for the future and not with the intent of criticising agencies and individuals who, in the face of this new and unknown global ... of the Sars epidemic. Such reviews are essential to ensure that lessons learned can be applied expediently in the event of a future outbreak. Hong Kong was dealing with a new disease, initially ...

  3. Four cities spread the word on a changing language

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

    ... Alex Lo If we are what we read, then Hong Kong is most concerned about investment, Taipei about politics and assassination, Beijing space exploration, and Shanghai the spread of contagious disease, according to a survey of new Chinese words. The ill-fated 'Link' investment fund set up by the Housing Authority emerged as the most frequently cited new Chinese word and phrase ...

  4. Findings could help fight future outbreaks, says WHO

    Posted Jul 07th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Cordingley, a spokesman for WHO's Western Pacific regional office, said: 'We will be studying the report with a view to identifying guidelines for ways to handle contagious diseases ... for failings in the face of an unknown disease. 'So when we consider the [Legco] report we should take these special circumstances [which] made it very difficult for whoever was making ...

  5. 'My son was a hero going to his death'

    Posted Mar 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was 28. He had been living in Block E of Amoy Gardens- where 329 people were infected and 42 of those died- when he contracted the disease in late March. Mrs Yik breaks down as she recalls seeing ... away from the contagious patient. 'We got a call at 2am on April 1 telling us to go and see him. I spoke to him a little in the short time we had and said to fight,' she says. ...


    Canadian food inspection reseachers charged over bid to ship germs to China

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ottawa Charges over bid to ship harmful germs to China Canadian federal police have charged two former government scientists with trafficking in dangerous and highly contagious germs. Klaus Nielsen and Wei Ling Yu, former researchers at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), are accused of attempting to export harmful pathogens that could infect ...

  7. Diary of a disaster: how Beijing dealt with the disease

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... February 21: A medical professor from Guangzhou arrives in Hong Kong and stays in the Metropole Hotel, where he spreads the disease to 12 other guests. March 21: The central government asks ... to 346. April 23: The WHO warns against all but essential travel to Beijing and Shanxi province. Work starts on construction of an infectious disease hospital in Xiaotongshan. April 26: ...

  8. HKU gets $30m to fund disease research

    Posted May 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The University of Hong Kong has received $30 million in grants to carry out scientific research on infectious diseases and to help build an advanced laboratory to carry out testing on animals. The $30 million is part of the government's $500 million special research fund for the control of infectious diseases set up in July. Of the $30 million, $8 million ...

  9. 28 Sars survivors have bone disease

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Twenty-eight recovered Sars patients have been diagnosed with a degenerative bone disease linked to the heavy dosage of steroids used in their treatment, the Hospital Authority disclosed yesterday. Some may require hip replacement surgery. So far, 418 people have been screened for the bone disease avascular necrosis with MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans. ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, March 10, 2013

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 01:15am

    ... to autoimmune diseases A high-salt diet may be a risk factor for autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), say three papers  in the journal Nature. Two studies showed salt can induce the production of aggressive cells involved in the development of autoimmune diseases in mice and humans, while a third indicated that mice on high-salt diets develop a type of disease similar to human ...




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