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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    'Sars-like virus could hit HK despite false alarm'

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... a common cause of human flu. But Ho said Hong Kong, like many major cities with busy traffic, was vulnerable to the spread of any contagious diseases. "We are unclear about the new virus, such as its degree of contagiousness and lethality," he said. "Even though Sunday's case turned out to be a false alarm, we should continue to stay alert." His view was shared ...

  2. WHO advisers ought to be on same page

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... warnings of a deadly, highly contagious virus, or to take effective steps to stop it spreading from hospitals to the community, or promptly quarantine infected buildings. Paradoxically, the World Health Organisation faced criticism for imposing commercially damaging travel advisories without much information about the disease, even though there is no question public health comes before ...

  3. Swine flu no longer notifiable disease

    Posted Oct 09th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Human swine flu was removed from the government's list of statutorily notifiable infectious diseases yesterday, it was announced. Recent data shows the activity of the virus has decreased and that the human swine flu virus is no longer the dominant flu strain, a Department of Health spokesman said. The government in May lowered its response level for a pandemic ...

  4. Shutting schools conquered swine flu

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the spread of the disease, a study has found. Between May and September 2009, 25,473 cases of influenza A (H5N1) were reported, forcing the closure of all kindergartens, primary schools and special ... of slowing transmission. More adults began to contract the disease after the first two weeks, accounting for 33.4 per cent of all cases. The report suggested the disease was transmitted more slowly ...

  5. Disease, the press and the panic factor

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... Sara Yin In early 2003 a mystery disease spread from Guangdong province and began infecting people in Hong Kong. By July of the same year, 8,096 people had been infected in 37 countries worldwide and 774 of them were dead- that's a mortality rate of just under 10 per cent. A virus that kills 774 people and then melts away is a tiny blip in the history of emergent diseases ...

  6. BOOK (1947)

    Posted Aug 09th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... of the disease for which there is an insufficient supply of serum, before sealing off the town. The constraint exposes the characters of those marooned in the city. The main character, the noble Dr ...

  7. Seeking justice for victims of war

    Posted Apr 24th 2005, 12:00am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson in Beijing Mainland lawyer Wang Xuan says she does not consider herself a political activist. But as a legal representative for mainland victims of Japanese biological warfare research experiments at a time when bilateral relations are ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SARS ANNIVERSARY

    A decade on from Sars: Torment of the first patient

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... and spread to humans through the consumption of civet cats. But Huang was vilified when it was revealed he had been the first human patient to be diagnosed with the disease. "I ... of a lack of medical security in the country. Ye said: "Ten years have passed and few people know we fought against this horrible disease for society. There's no subsidy or fund to help ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SARS ANNIVERSARY

    Ten years on- the mental and physical scars of Sars

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... in the dark days. Dr Leung Chi-bong, a kidney specialist, was part of Prince of Wales Hospital's team during the period when colleagues were being struck down by the disease. He was responsible ... a newborn daughter to worry about at home. For days, he did not dare approach his family or spend time with his children for fear he might pass the disease to them. "But still, I prefer ...

  10. Two more die of swine flu; more students infected

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Two more swine flu patients died yesterday, both of whom had other diseases. One was a 63-year-old woman with lung cancer, the other a 34-year-old man with ankylosing spondylitis, an arthritis and autoimmune disease. They were the 17th and 18th fatalities. Outbreaks will close a primary and a secondary school for seven days after 18 pupils tested positive with swine ...




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