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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  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. A good week for ...

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Alzheimer's disease and pneumonia in July 2005, aged 85, were among those of around 300 people who each paid US$3,000 for the privilege. The previous attempt was from a base in the Kwajalein Atoll ...

  6. Sex and the TeenAider

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on campus highlight topics such as the importance of wearing a condom and to debunk myths about HIV and vaccinations against sexually transmitted diseases. 'It's quite comprehensive ... are taught that sex is a loving, pleasurable experience- in the right circumstances. It shouldn't be just about fear and deadly diseases. Queeny Van Der Spek, a student at Li Po Chun College, ...

  7. Margaret Chan- Director-general, World Health Organisation

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... agency. For nearly five years, Chan has been at the forefront of global efforts to tackle health threats, leading WHO in its support for countries battling diseases from HIV/Aids to cancer. Her ... 'A new disease is, by nature, poorly understood. Decisions with far-reaching consequences must be made quickly,' she says, adding that health officials must convey a sense of control ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Swine flu patient, 61, dies

    Posted Feb 15th 2011, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A 61-year-old swine flu patient died in Princess Margaret Hospital on Saturday. The man, with a history of chronic disease, was admitted with flu symptoms on Friday, the Centre for Health Protection said. The news came as 12 more patients were admitted to intensive care units in public hospitals with swine flu from Saturday to yesterday. A total of 37 swine flu patients ...

  10. Poor policies blamed for surge in flu patients

    Posted Feb 10th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... and experts in infectious diseases say. They want to see a universal flu vaccination programme implemented to minimise the number of deaths in Hong Kong and to ease the growing burden on the health ... flu. 'Some patients with severe complications are young people with no underlying diseases,' Choi said. Hong Kong should have a universal flu vaccination programme to reduce deaths ...




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