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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Scientists warn of more serious disease threats than Sars

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... no reason to be complacent in the battle against contagious diseases. While Sars remains on their watch list, microbiologists are far more concerned about other biological threats- not least ... for the first two days but is most contagious four to five days after the disease is picked up. "By the time a patient becomes very contagious, they are very likely to be in a hospital and under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1154871/scientists-warn-more-serious-disease-threats-sars
  2. 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
  3. News - China

    Infectious disease hospitals expanded on mainland after Sars outbreak

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... and given a facelift after the Sars epidemic. Lu Hongzhou, an expert on contagious diseases on the mainland, recalled a visit to Shanghai by World Health Organisation specialists in April 2003. ... infectious disease centre. The project- named the government's No1 priority for 2004- was a response to a lesson learned during the severe acute respiratory syndrome epidemic, when Beijing had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1154868/infectious-disease-hospitals-expanded-mainland-after-sars-outbreak
  4. No place for cover-ups on disease outbreaks

    Posted May 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are vital if outbreaks of serious contagious diseases are to be contained. Allegations that city officials in Fuyang, Anhui province, covered up an outbreak of a virus that has killed at least 20 ... of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has dismissed the comparison with Sars because that was a deadly new disease that could have infected anyone. If he has a point, he rather ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/635949/no-place-cover-ups-disease-outbreaks
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Lack of preparedness leaves us exposed to the risk of a nightmare like Sars

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by Albert Cheng

    ... Now some are saying the new strain of bird flu is not that contagious and will not transmit from human to human. Yet people cannot help but worry that it may be linked to the fact that 16,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1207064/lack-preparedness-leaves-us-exposed-risk-nightmare-sars
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Bird flu a reminder of things we dare not forget

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... of deadly disease. In the latest, the first reported cases of human infection by a lesser-known strain of bird flu, H7N9, have resulted in the deaths of two men in Shanghai, while five people ... SARS virus, health experts say the city is now well prepared for coping with highly infectious diseases but warn that constant vigilance is required. It took a month and three weeks before we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1205755/bird-flu-reminder-things-we-dare-not-forget
  7. Mutation of Sars virus may be less infectious

    Posted Jan 05th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Even if the Sars virus has mutated it does not appear to be more contagious, according to a disease expert from the mainland's Academy of Military Medical Sciences. ... that if the virus had mutated, it was essential to know which gene carried the mutation. But he added it did not appear to be more contagious. 'The mutation itself is meaningless if it does not change ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/440092/mutation-sars-virus-may-be-less-infectious
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430879/sars-hong-kong-taught-world
  9. Mainland assesses health risks for Olympics

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... the bureau has carried out an assessment of health risks ahead of the Olympics. It has pinpointed 45 problems that could jeopardise the event, including the outbreak of contagious diseases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/585099/mainland-assesses-health-risks-olympics
  10. More than 250 isolation wards finished by October

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... will be available. The possibility of another Sars outbreak has been discussed this week following the confirmation that a 27-year-old Chinese-Singaporean postgraduate medical student had caught the disease ... associate dean of the medical faculty at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said the university would pay for a mobile laboratory capable of conducting research on contagious viruses. 'We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427777/more-250-isolation-wards-finished-october

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