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  1. News - Hong Kong - IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    After Sars, Hong Kong leads the way in fighting infectious diseases

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com After Sars, the city set up a crack HKU laboratory to tackle quick responses to potential outbreaks Local experts lead the way in fighting infectious diseases A decade after Sars, Hong Kong has developed a reputation as a world leader in research into emerging infectious diseases. Much of the credit goes to a national laboratory set up at the University ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1214100/after-sars-hong-kong-leads-way-fighting-infectious-diseases
  2. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Shanghai hospitals on alert after new bird flu deaths

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 09:38pm by He Huifeng, Lo Wei and Lawrence Chung

    ... He Huifeng, Lo Wei and Lawrence Chung in Taipei Shanghai tightens vigilance on bird flu Shanghai's health bureau has ordered hospitals to step up monitoring and supervision of respiratory diseases after a new strain of bird flu killed two people in the city last month, the Shanghai Daily reported yesterday. A doctor in Shanghai said hospitals had been asked to report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1204959/china-strengthens-checks-after-new-bird-flu-deaths
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Girl, 4, isolated amid fears of deadly coronavirus

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... case of novel coronavirus, which causes severe respiratory disease. The patient, based in the Middle East, was a contact of the 15th case, which the WHO reported on March 12. "I have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1198916/girl-4-isolated-amid-fears-deadly-coronavirus
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Two men die in Shanghai in first human cases of bird flu strain

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 04:41pm by LO WEI, He Huifeng

    ... severe pneumonia and breathing difficulties. Experts say the virus does not seem to be highly contagious but appears more deadly than other strains of the H7 virus that have previously infected humans. There was no indication the three contracted the disease from each other and no signs of H7N9 infection among the 88 people who had closest contact with them, the medical agency said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1203989/two-die-shanghai-h7n9-bird-flu-first-cases-human-infection
  5. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Three new cases bring China's H7N9 tally to 21, with 6 dead

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI, He Huifeng

    ... for disease control and prevention within two hours. Schools were also warned to ensure they had sufficient disinfectants. Local television showed workers spraying classrooms with disinfectant. World ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1209502/three-new-cases-bring-chinas-h7n9-tally-21-6-dead
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong on alert for deadly bird flu strain, says health minister

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 06:13pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei lo.wei@scmp.com Hong Kong’s health minister said on Monday that the city was on high alert for anyone infected with H7N9 avian flu virus after the mainland announced on Sunday three people had contracted the virus. The three people infected – two o ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1204791/hong-kong-alert-deadly-bird-flu-strain-say-health-minister
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must avoid the health threat of complacency

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... checked himself into hospital after realising he had caught the virulent disease. By then he had spread it to other hotel guests. Like him, many were to die. As a result, he was identified ... director general Dr Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, Hong Kong's health chief during Sars, to warn the public to expect an increasing trend of animal diseases jumping to humans, which was true ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1155727/hong-kong-must-avoid-health-threat-complacency
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Another bird flu death as virus spreads to Zhejiang

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 06:53pm by ZHUANG PINGHUI, LO WEI

    ... of Respiratory Diseases, said they were sporadic cases and not a cluster outbreak or epidemic. "It is quite different from what happened 10 years ago during the Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome) epidemic," Zhong told the Beijing Times. "The first and second cases of Sars were highly contagious and family members were infected. "But the H7N9 flu has not shown any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1206299/hangzhou-man-dies-h7n9-avian-flu-virus
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong on standby for H7N9 outbreak as China confirms three new cases

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren, He Huifeng, Johnny Tam

    ... the city had sufficient "disease prevention supplies" and there was "no need for panic buying". About 30 pupils from Sheung Shui Wai Chow Public School left for Shanghai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1208847/hong-kong-standby-new-bird-flu-cases-revealed-shanghai
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Shanghai considers permanent ban on sale of live poultry

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 08:02pm by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... diseases that infect both people and animals, wants to ban the live-poultry trade. "Having live poultry in a crowded market is bad for human health," Zhao said. "The virus might spread to nearby animals and then to humans. It presents a great challenge for disease control and prevention." The Ministry of Agriculture yesterday ordered local governments nationwide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1210924/jiangsu-h7n9-bird-flu-death-brings-total-eight-police-warn-scams

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