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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    TB checks for all new students included in draft amendment to health regulation

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for tuberculosis to prevent the spread of the highly contagious disease, according to a draft amendment to a health rule. The amendment to the TB Prevention and Control Regulation was put up ... into contact with dust or poisonous gas to include screenings for the disease in physical check-ups. "Although the current regulation has been in use for more than 20 years, the country still ...

  2. Cholera scare calls for heightened vigilance

    Posted Sep 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is extremely high. The cases of cholera found in our markets this past week demonstrate that. Even as it investigates how the deadly and contagious disease came to be found in its fish tanks, one local ...

  3. Scarlet fever feared to have killed second child

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... together. The number of cases of the highly contagious disease, caused by what researchers say is a mutated bacterium, has reached 466 this year, nearly double the previous annual record of 235 ... be the first time two deaths from scarlet fever have occurred in a year in Hong Kong since the present disease notification system began in 1997. A five-year-old boy who died in Princess Margaret ...

  4. Fever blamed on antibiotics abuse

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... head of microbiology at the University of Hong Kong, said the abuse of antibiotics might have led to the emergency of a highly contagious, deadly mutant strain of the disease. Yuen said ... Ella Lee ella.lee@scmp.com The microbiologist whose crucial work helped Hong Kong deflect a series of infectious disease threats says the city's over-reliance on antibiotics is behind ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. Tibet plague alert for travellers

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong travellers to Tibet have been advised to take precautions against pneumonic plague, a highly contagious bacterial infection. The Centre for Health Protection issued the advisory yesterday after it learned of two fatal cases in Linzhi. A 35-year-old man and his wife, 38, who were not from Hong Kong, died last month. Travel Industry Council executive director Joseph Tung ...



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