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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. Virus puts the boot into team

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... ascertain the scope and reach of the problem. At the Oregon Public Health Division, Dr William Keene, senior epidemiologist with the Acute and Communicable Disease programme, took the call. ... usually start exhibiting symptoms 36 to 38 hours after exposure because it is highly contagious. Therefore, Sunday's lunch became the main focus of investigations to unearth the source ...

  3. Three more children hit by scarlet fever

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the highly contagious and potentially fatal childhood disease were revealed yesterday, taking the number of cases city-wide this year to the highest level since records began in 1997. They are two ... a victim of the disease. Since scarlet fever was made a notifiable disease in 1997, the highest number of cases reported in a year was 235 in 2008. There were 187 cases in 2009 and 128 last year. ...

  4. Healthy concern

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Norovirus is highly contagious as the sufferer would vomit in an 'explosive' fashion, spraying vomitus in all directions,' said Lo Wing-lok, an expert on infectious diseases ... By Elaine Yau Children's health is more vulnerable than ever. Frequent health scares involving contaminated food, disease outbreaks and poor personal hygiene are creating a high-risk ...

  5. The dog days of summer

    Posted May 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'Know your body,' says Lo. 'Never overdo exercise and stop if you feel uncomfortable. If you intend to exercise outdoors, train indoors first.' Hand, foot and mouth disease A usually mild viral infection, hand, foot and mouth disease commonly affects children and, occasionally, adults. Outbreaks of the disease- which bears symptoms such as fever; a rash on the palms ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Alertness towards infectious diseases drops

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 08:41pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei Ten years after the first Sars patient died at the start of what turned out to be a major epidemic outbreak, Hongkongers’ alertness towards infectious diseases like Sars ... place so respiratory infections spread easily,” said infectious disease specialist Dr Thomas So Man-kit who was invited to comment on the survey results. “If Hongkongers’ awareness of infectious ...

  7. Suen illness confirmed as legionnaires' disease

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Education chief Michael Suen Ming-yeung was diagnosed with legionnaires' disease yesterday after initially being admitted to Queen Mary Hospital with pneumonia. Suen's spokesman confirmed the diagnosis after the Centre for Health Protection issued a press release saying an unnamed 67-year-man had the disease. Suen is 67. The spokesman said ...

  8. A common disease that proves hard to stomach

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com 'Tis the season to be jolly, but also for gastroenteritis, a common disease that's also known as stomach, or gastric, flu. It's not positive news for the festive period, though it can be prevented easily by taking simple precautions. Gastroenteritis is usually a mild disease and can be caused by a variety of pathogens ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - FROM THE EXPERTS

    From the experts: World Sepsis Day

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by KONRAD REINHART

    ... Konrad Reinhart healthpost@scmp.com Sepsis: portrait of a swift and silent killer Sepsis is one of the most common deadly diseases; yet it is one of the least well known. Every hour, about 1,000 people die from sepsis worldwide. The disease kills more people than HIV/Aids, prostate cancer and breast cancer combined. The diagnosis and treatment of sepsis poses a medical emergency; ...

  10. Another man ill with flesh-eating disease

    Posted Jun 25th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok An 86-year-old man is in critical condition with a confirmed case of the flesh-eating disease necrotising fasciitis, the second case reported in two days. The Mong Kok man ... the disease. The centre said he had no recent travel history and could not recall any recent injury. No one in his household had symptoms. The spokesman said the disease was a serious bacterial ...




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