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  1. Lifestyle - Health

    Fact file: Necrotising fasciitis

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anna Healy Fenton Necrotising fasciitis is a bacterial infection that attacks the soft tissue and fascia that bind together muscles and organs. The bacteria usually enter via a cut, blister or small injury, but sometimes there is no visible entry point. T ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health - MEDICAL

    Couple's happy reunion cut short by killer disease

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anna Healy Fenton Couple's happy reunion ended by killer disease Flesh-eating disease kills husband Ronald Ancheta counted the days until he would join his wife in Hong Kong so ... happy," said Delma, 46, a helper for 23 years. The couple had no children. She had never heard of the disease necrotising fasciitis, but it struck suddenly and without warning. Although he had ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. City Digest

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Man loses right hand to flesh-eating disease A 74-year-old man had his right hand amputated at Queen Mary Hospital in Pok Fu Lam after it became infected with the flesh-eating disease ...

  5. Joint effort boosts global battle against TB

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com A recent breakthrough in the global war against tuberculosis has not only raised hopes for the millions of people living with the disease, it has also ... of the global population, figures from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention show. Scientists from China, the US, India, Kenya and Nigeria conducted the research, which was sponsored ...

  6. Planning well in advance is key to relocation

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... few diseases need to be tested for a month in advance, for instance ehrlichiosis, a tick-borne bacterial infection common in Hong Kong. 'Australia tests for leptospirosis, a severe ...

  7. Girl, 5, in intensive care as scarlet fever cases triple

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... symptoms in the past two weeks. The department is investigating. A doctor warned the flu season is now at its peak and could worsen the disease, which usually affects children aged between two ... be complicated by shock and heart and kidney diseases,' a health department spokesman said. The rash appears over the trunk and neck and spreads to the limbs, especially the armpits, elbows ...

  8. Fractured arm puts Suen in hospital

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in his right arm. No further details were given. The education chief was last admitted to hospital in December for a 12-day stay after being diagnosed with legionnaires' disease. Confirmation that Suen was suffering from legionnaires' disease caused widespread hygiene and safety concerns at the government's new headquarters in Admiralty. Several water samples from ...

  9. Beijing faces funding crisis for TB treatment

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. Xiao Donglong, an inspector with the Ministry of Health, said: 'The ministries of health and finance are actively studying the issue ... re-emerge later and become resistant to the small range of drugs that can fight the disease. People, who are infected with the MDR TB strain, and have never had TB can also see the drug resistant ...

  10. Drug cocktail raises hope for sufferers

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and deaths have been falling in the past 50 years or so, but the infectious disease remains a problem particularly in the Western Pacific region, of which Hong Kong is part. The World Health ... drug-resistant patterns of TB, and often, due to the unavailability of accurate testing, many health care providers cannot identify the correct form of the disease, leading to improper treatment. ...




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