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  1. Timely disclosure vital in disease fight

    Posted May 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and containment can have any hope of stopping a contagious disease in its tracks. Allegations that city officials in Fuyang, Anhui province- where the first EV71 outbreak occurred as early as mid-March- ... When the mainland sneezes, Hong Kong catches a cold. This is why outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth disease reported across several provinces have caused alarm among parents and officials ...

  2. Sars alert to be dropped from Friday

    Posted May 26th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... with the mainland, Macau and overseas health authorities to prevent and control contagious diseases. 'We will remain prepared and stay vigilant for the possible return of the disease ...

  3. Sars: Hong Kong taught world

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that this was the learning phase of a new contagious disease. Conduct a review to build for the future and not with the intent of criticising agencies and individuals who, in the face of this new and unknown global ... of the Sars epidemic. Such reviews are essential to ensure that lessons learned can be applied expediently in the event of a future outbreak. Hong Kong was dealing with a new disease, initially ...

  4. Findings could help fight future outbreaks, says WHO

    Posted Jul 07th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Cordingley, a spokesman for WHO's Western Pacific regional office, said: 'We will be studying the report with a view to identifying guidelines for ways to handle contagious diseases ... for failings in the face of an unknown disease. 'So when we consider the [Legco] report we should take these special circumstances [which] made it very difficult for whoever was making ...

  5. A centre for all diseases

    Posted Aug 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There has been much discussion on the proposal to establish a Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Hong Kong, similar to such centres in the US and China. Perhaps because the idea came in the wake of our first Sars epidemic, some speak of the Hong Kong CDC as restricted to communicable diseases, with the main focus on developing a fast-track approach should Sars ...

  6. Disease control centre struggles to assert itself

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... of the fight is still struggling to establish itself. The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is still a relative newcomer to the government bureaucracy, taking over from the Chinese ... distracted by their business. Non-profit-making operations such as infectious disease prevention - not only those for Sars - are often ignored by local CDCs. The central government is trying ...

  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Sars-linked virus may have spread between people

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 08:44pm by AFP

    ... to be very low,” John Watson, head of the respiratory diseases department at the Health Protection Agency, said in a statement. “If the novel coronavirus were more infectious, we would have expected ... Osterholm, an infectious diseases expert at the University of Minnesota, warned the virus could be adapting into a more transmissible form. “At any moment the fire hydrant of human-to-human ...

  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. Pandemic DVD

    Posted Jan 08th 2010, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... Sunny Tse If you think Japanese films can be too slow and sentimental, skip this review. Because Pandemic, featuring yet another 'deadly disease kills millions' story, is a big letdown. Not even the usually brilliant Satoshi Tsumabuki can salvage this disaster. Tsumabuki plays an ER doctor, Matsuoka, who sends home the first victim of an unknown disease. When the patient ...




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