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  1. 10pc think former Sars patients still contagious

    Posted Mar 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy One in 10 people believe recovered Sars patients remain contagious and 15 per cent think they could catch the disease by sharing a meal with them, a Chinese University survey has found. The survey of 400 people, carried out in January, also found 16 per cent of respondents avoid shaking hands with former patients, 17 per cent do not share meals with them and 13 per cent ...

  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. Four cities spread the word on a changing language

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo If we are what we read, then Hong Kong is most concerned about investment, Taipei about politics and assassination, Beijing space exploration, and Shanghai the spread of contagious disease, according to a survey of new Chinese words. The ill-fated 'Link' investment fund set up by the Housing Authority emerged as the most frequently cited new Chinese word and phrase ...

  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. 'My son was a hero going to his death'

    Posted Mar 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was 28. He had been living in Block E of Amoy Gardens- where 329 people were infected and 42 of those died- when he contracted the disease in late March. Mrs Yik breaks down as she recalls seeing ... away from the contagious patient. 'We got a call at 2am on April 1 telling us to go and see him. I spoke to him a little in the short time we had and said to fight,' she says. ...

  6. Diary of a disaster: how Beijing dealt with the disease

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... February 21: A medical professor from Guangzhou arrives in Hong Kong and stays in the Metropole Hotel, where he spreads the disease to 12 other guests. March 21: The central government asks ... to 346. April 23: The WHO warns against all but essential travel to Beijing and Shanxi province. Work starts on construction of an infectious disease hospital in Xiaotongshan. April 26: ...

  7. 28 Sars survivors have bone disease

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Twenty-eight recovered Sars patients have been diagnosed with a degenerative bone disease linked to the heavy dosage of steroids used in their treatment, the Hospital Authority disclosed yesterday. Some may require hip replacement surgery. So far, 418 people have been screened for the bone disease avascular necrosis with MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans. ...

  8. Singapore Sars case is a timely warning

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The re-emergence of Sars in Singapore confirms what the world has been fearing since the last patients left hospital and the global outbreak was declared over. The deadly disease has ... be different next time. We have a much better understanding of the nature of the disease and the terrible risks it poses. The chances of being caught unawares are much reduced as a result. But much ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Chinese University of Hong Kong) were already aware of the seriousness and contagious nature of Sars at the time when they made those fateful and, indeed, outrageous decisions, the disasters ...

  10. Appeal court upholds Sars date

    Posted Oct 09th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... supported the insurers' March 27 claim, as it was the day severe acute respiratory syndrome was added to the government's list of infectious diseases. ...




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