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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. Cases of hand, foot and mouth disease overlooked, ministry says

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a local health chief, which also resulted in cases being overlooked. After a severe countrywide outbreak last year, a doctor who finds a case of the highly contagious disease must report ... said. Mr Yang said the Ministry of Health had invested funding to develop a vaccine for hand, foot and mouth disease that would target the EV-71 virus. Highly contagious An outbreak of hand, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Guangdong on virus alert

    Posted Apr 05th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Health authorities in Guangdong have sounded an alarm over the prevalence of enterovirus-71 (EV-71), a highly contagious intestinal virus leading to hand, foot and mouth disease ... for the first time. Infectious disease specialists said hand, foot and mouth had been less contagious until recent years, when hundreds began dying annually because the more contagious EV-71 strain had ...

  5. '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. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. No clues to record rise in cases of scarlet fever

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com The number of cases of a highly contagious and potentially fatal childhood disease has hit the highest level since records began and experts have no idea ... There was speculation that a 15 year-old boy who died in Princess Margaret Hospital on Tuesday was a victim of the disease, but initial tests appear to rule this out. Since scarlet fever was made a notifiable ...

  8. Medi watch

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Jerome Watson

    ... The ointment costs much less than corticosteroid treatment, says team leader Lin Yin-ku, of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. Psoriasis is a non-contagious condition that causes red scaly patches, ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Sars, bird flu may be added to payout list

    Posted Nov 13th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... and fatal diseases, as in recent years we have found many highly contagious diseases of which we have known nothing at all,' he said. Health services legislator Joseph Lee Kok-long said ... Martin Wong Plan will fast-track compensation for staff who contract the diseases at work Sars and bird flu may be listed as occupational diseases under the Employees' Compensation ...




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