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  1. Infections continue for 'three more weeks'

    Posted Jun 09th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip The spread of highly contagious enterovirus-71, which can cause hand, foot and mouth disease, will last another three weeks until the summer break, health minister Dr York Chow Yat-ngok said yesterday. The Centre for Health Protection will monitor schools. Cannan Kindergarten in Whampoa Garden is expected to reopen tomorrow and classes at the Learning Habitat Kindergarten ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716602/infections-continue-three-more-weeks
  2. Healthy concern

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Norovirus is highly contagious as the sufferer would vomit in an 'explosive' fashion, spraying vomitus in all directions,' said Lo Wing-lok, an expert on infectious diseases ... By Elaine Yau Children's health is more vulnerable than ever. Frequent health scares involving contaminated food, disease outbreaks and poor personal hygiene are creating a high-risk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/577477/healthy-concern
  3. Centre's plea to help reduce 'contagious effect of suicide'

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Teenagers and adults alike must pay attention to the contagious effect of suicide, said the head of a suicide prevention centre. Paul Yip, director of the Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, said he was concerned about the number of teenage suicides and the sense of hopelessness experienced by many teachers in such cases. He was convinced that suicide is contagious, based ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/435200/centres-plea-help-reduce-contagious-effect-suicide
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Guangzhou may reverse ban on people with sexually-transmitted diseases from teaching

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:14pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Guangzhou education authorities may reverse a policy which bars HIV carriers and people with sexually- transmitted diseases from teaching- a first for a country which has traditionally had a tough approach towards workers sufferering from these diseases. Mandatory HIV tests are to be phased out from the draft list of health qualifications ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1248859/guangzhou-may-reverse-ban-people-sexually-transmitted-diseases-teaching
  5. No need to close schools yet, says education chief

    Posted May 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng The education chief says the spread of a highly contagious intestinal virus is not yet serious enough to warrant the closure of the city's schools. Michael Suen Ming-yeung ... that there was no vaccine to prevent the virus, which can cause hand, foot and mouth disease. Despite the rising number of infections, teachers and parents agreed it was not yet necessary to suspend classes. Mary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/715708/no-need-close-schools-yet-says-education-chief
  6. School fights uphill battle against mosquitoes

    Posted May 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn Parents of pupils at a Tai Po school fear their children are at risk of catching dengue fever because of the ineffectiveness of anti-mosquito measures on the campus. Suen Fong Chung Primary School has already spent $20,000 installing a mosquito ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/457662/school-fights-uphill-battle-against-mosquitoes
  7. The healthy look at sex that is helping to halt a killer disease

    Posted Jul 14th 2003, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... In a society where sex and Aids are often only murmured about quietly, one woman is making a lot of noise. Atty Ching Tsui-wan is the founder and director of Teen Aids, an organisation that aims to prevent the spread of Aids by providing sex education to ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421599/healthy-look-sex-helping-halt-killer-disease
  8. Classes suspended after 34 pupils fall ill

    Posted Nov 13th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok St Margaret Mary's Catholic Kindergarten in Wan Chai was advised to suspend classes for a week after 34 pupils developed symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection. Five of the pupils, aged four to five, were admitted to hospital and are ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/659984/classes-suspended-after-34-pupils-fall-ill
  9. Self-injury fad brings school alert

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for us,' said Ms Rowlands in the e-mail. 'As with many other aspects of adolescent behaviour, there is a danger that such risk-taking practices become contagious, faddish or fashionable,' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/447625/self-injury-fad-brings-school-alert
  10. Botched goat tests leave 27 students ill

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... teacher contracting Bang's disease, an infectious disease that can lead to incapacitation and permanent damage to the central nervous system. 'We are deeply saddened ... from the animal medicine department was confirmed to have contracted Bang's disease, also known as undulant fever or Brucellosis. Humans become infected after coming into contact ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978244/botched-goat-tests-leave-27-students-ill

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