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  1. 10pc think former Sars patients still contagious

    Posted Mar 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy One in 10 people believe recovered Sars patients remain contagious and 15 per cent think they could catch the disease by sharing a meal with them, a Chinese University survey has found. The survey of 400 people, carried out in January, also found 16 per cent of respondents avoid shaking hands with former patients, 17 per cent do not share meals with them and 13 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/449299/10pc-think-former-sars-patients-still-contagious
  2. 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
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/433608/cholera-find-closes-aberdeen-stall
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/643545/corrections-clarifications
  5. Suffering of psoriasis made worse by chronic ignorance, study finds

    Posted Oct 06th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Widespread ignorance about a common, incurable but non-contagious skin disease causes lifetime suffering for patients and their families, a researcher said yesterday. Henry Chan ... blisters and swelling. The telephone poll of 498 people, carried out by the university's faculty of medicine in March, found 43 per cent of respondents thought the disease was contagious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/473073/suffering-psoriasis-made-worse-chronic-ignorance-study-finds
  6. Rare disease suspected in crayfish-linked illness

    Posted Sep 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The painful breakdown of muscle fibres suffered by more than 20 crayfish eaters in Nanjing, Jiangsu, could be a symptom of Haff disease, a little known illness linked to seafood consumption, the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says. The disease is named after Konigsberger Haff, a small Russian town on the southeastern coast of the Baltic Sea, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724182/rare-disease-suspected-crayfish-linked-illness
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/637364/staff-blamed-after-patient-infectious-skin-disease-left-public-area-hospital
  8. '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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/964370/negative-aids-leaves-mainland-sufferers-officials-dark
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    'Sars-like virus could hit HK despite false alarm'

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... a common cause of human flu. But Ho said Hong Kong, like many major cities with busy traffic, was vulnerable to the spread of any contagious diseases. "We are unclear about the new virus, such as its degree of contagiousness and lethality," he said. "Even though Sunday's case turned out to be a false alarm, we should continue to stay alert." His view was shared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1056545/sars-virus-could-hit-hk-despite-false-alarm
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Whooping cough vaccine wears off over time, new US research shows

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... would probably like." Pertussis is a highly contagious disease that causes violent coughing. It can lead to permanent disability or death, particularly in young children. ... Bloomberg in New York Whooping cough jab not enough, study says Children fully inoculated against whooping cough become more susceptible to the disease as the vaccination wanes over time, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1036125/whooping-cough-vaccine-wears-over-time-new-us-research-shows

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