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  1. Scientist blames rats for Amoy Gardens Sars outbreak

    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... the outbreak could have been started on March 14 by a rat that was infected after entering an apartment in Block E visited by the man who brought the disease to the building. That rat would have become contagious on around March 19 as the incubation period in rats infected by other forms of coronavirus lasts about two to five days. Dr Ng said it was likely that the first infected rat passed ...

  2. ParknShop made to wait for cholera all-clear

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Gregory Leung Wing-lap also said yesterday that his new powers to temporarily shut down businesses over suspected health risks had proven an efficient weapon in controlling infectious diseases. Mr Leung said he was concerned about this week's discovery of contagious cholera bacteria in a Pokfulam ParknShop's fish tanks, which led to the closure of the store's fish stall. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Mystery outbreak traced to common virus

    Posted Nov 19th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... and cold, were similar to other respiratory diseases. Infectious diseases specialist Lo Wing-lok said parainfluenza causes 'self-limiting illnesses and, although contagious ... Klaudia Lee and Mary Ann Benitez Bug that has infected 32 Caritas patients is the second biggest cause of respiratory disease in children The mystery illness that infected 32 children ...



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