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  1. Low infection risk from airport death

    Posted Feb 05th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Heatlth authorities have decided not to contact passengers who were on a Hong Kong-bound flight on Saturday on which a six-year-old boy became ill and later died. A Centre for Health Protection spokesman said the infection that killed the boy was not very contagious. 'We do not think there is a need to trace' other passengers or inform them over case, he ...

  2. City Digest

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 15 got dysentery on trip to Cambodia in June About 15 of the 32 people on a Wing On Travel tour fell ill with bacillary dysentery on a trip to Cambodia from June 13 to 17, the Centre for Health Protection. A woman, 58, was treated at Pok Oi Hospital, and ...

  3. 4th child succumbs to disease

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok and Loretta Fong A spokeswoman for the Department of Health has said schools will not be closed, even though a fourth child has died of a mystery illness. Health authorities are investigating the death of a Shau Kei Wan six-year-old girl, who di ...

  4. Eighth case of legionnaires' disease

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So The year's eighth case of legionnaires' disease, a 51-year-old man, was confirmed yesterday by the Centre for Health Protection. The man was admitted to Kwong Wah Hospital on May 31 and was transferred to Wong Tai Sin Hospital on June 13. He was in critical condition last night in Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The centre said investigations to find the source ...

  5. Ninth case of legionnaires' disease probed

    Posted Sep 07th 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok The Centre for Health Protection is investigating how a 66-year-old Kwun Tong man contracted legionnaires' disease, the ninth case this year. He developed a fever, chills, ... recovered and was discharged yesterday. Investigations showed that he had travelled to Macau during the disease's incubation period. His wife had shown no symptoms. There were 16 reported cases ...

  6. Woman with maggot-borne disease dies

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter A woman with myiasis- a disease caused by parasitic fly larvae feeding on living tissue- died yesterday, three days after she was admitted to Prince of Wales Hospital with shortness of breath and bleeding gums. It was the eighth case of human myiasis this year. Fifteen cases were reported last year, six cases in 2005, eight in 2004 and nine in 2003. The Centre ...

  7. HK reports 11th victim of pig-borne disease

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.41pm: Hong Kong health authorities on Tuesday afternoon confirmed the territory?s 11th case of pig-borne disease? which has now killed 40 people in the mainland. ... to hospital on Friday. She had not recently travelled out of Hong Kong; moreover, her family has not yet shown any symptoms of the disease, the CHP spokesman said. Initial investigations suggest ...

  8. City Briefs

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be treated for dengue fever in Hong Kong this year. The 33-year-old woman was in a stable condition in Princess Margaret Hospital last night. She is believed to have caught the disease during a trip ...

  9. Dirty jobs may be death sentence for million workers

    Posted Apr 27th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill It is the number one work-related disease in China, with an estimated more than one million cases. It is contracted by inhaling mineral dust, most common among coal ... figure is higher still. It takes an average of 17 years from the first exposure to the appearance of the disease; among those exposed to highly concentrated levels of silica dust, the time can ...

  10. City Briefs

    Posted Jan 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was admitted to Ruttonjee Hospital on December 30. He is believed to have caught the disease during a trip to an undisclosed Southeast Asian country last month. Most think economy on up Seven out of 10 ...




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