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  1. Rubella outbreak halts church services

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... were suspected to have contracted the highly contagious disease after attending a weekend service at the hotel, which has since been disinfected according to health guidelines. As of October ... Her organisation has informed its members as well as other migrant worker groups about the highly contagious disease. The Department of Health visited the church on Sunday and advised those ...

  2. Nurse, 35, dies from virus that causes hand, foot and mouth disease

    Posted May 27th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A nurse from United Christian Hospital has died of an infection of a highly contagious intestinal virus that she might have caught from her daughters. The 35-year-old nurse, who ... a virus that could lead to hand, foot and mouth disease. The results of further tests were pending. The nurse's two daughters, aged 17 months and four years old, showed symptoms of hand, foot ...

  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. Medi watch

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Jerome Watson

    ... The ointment costs much less than corticosteroid treatment, says team leader Lin Yin-ku, of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. Psoriasis is a non-contagious condition that causes red scaly patches, ...

  5. HK rubella outbreak traced to church service

    Posted Oct 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the ages of one and 12. 'But for new immigrants and maids from the Philippines and Indonesia, they may get infected easily as the disease is highly contagious,' Choi said. 'It's ... Church before the symptoms appeared. The Regal Hongkong Hotel yesterday confirmed that it leased space for the service every Sunday. Rubella is a highly infectious disease that can cause ...

  6. Deadly kidney disease in cats linked to dog virus

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong and the mainland. Seven of 12 virus-positive cats had kidney inflammation, while only two of 15 that tested negative had the disease. 'These data give evidence to establish a relationship between the virus and the disease,' Woo said. The researchers have since developed a rapid diagnosis test to detect the virus in cat urine samples and an antibody blood test. Woo said ...

  7. Tourists warned over dengue as Indonesia struggles with disease

    Posted Sep 09th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... particularly children, are most at risk,' said I Nyoman Kandun, director-general of Disease Control and Environmental Health in Indonesia. Dengue fever is caused by the anopheles mosquito, which breeds in water containers such as flower pots and is active in the morning. The effects of the disease can be particularly severe in children. Once called the 'urban disease', dengue ...

  8. Breeding sites thick on the ground

    Posted Jun 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Mosquitoes thrive amid rubbish and stagnant water On a tour around various urban areas yesterday, the Post found a number of unhygienic spots serving as potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes. In To Kwa Wan, the six light wells of Wan Tat Buil ...

  9. Disease peaks early

    Posted May 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a 10-year-old girl contracted EV 71, a virus that causes hand, foot and mouth disease. She developed a fever on May 20 and rashes to her mouth and hands the following day. After developing meningitis, ... St Francis of Assisi's English Primary School, located in Sham Shui Po, were also diagnosed with hand, mouth and foot disease but have all recovered. Since Thursday, school officials ...

  10. Three children die from hand, foot and mouth disease

    Posted Mar 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Three children have died of hand, foot and mouth disease in Shandong, and investigators are looking into four more deaths possibly attributable to the disease. The deaths ... arising from hand, foot and mouth disease, including brain inflammation and inflammation of the heart, Xinhua reported Shandong's health department as saying yesterday. The authority earlier ...




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