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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    China reports second fatal case of bird flu this year, in Guizhou

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Bird flu claims second human fatality this year Health authorities said a man in the southwestern province of Guizhou died of bird flu yeserday. His is the second death from the H5N1 virus in China this year. The 31-year-ol ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1157287/china-reports-second-fatal-case-bird-flu-year-guizhou
  2. Cholera find closes Aberdeen stall

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tommy Lewis The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department yesterday ordered the closure of a stall selling live fish in the public car park at the Aberdeen Promenade. This followed the discovery of contagious cholera bacteria in a water sample taken from a tank. Tests results yesterday confirmed the presence of cholera of the contagious Ogawa strain in the water, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/433608/cholera-find-closes-aberdeen-stall
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Measles threat to migrant workers

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a contagious disease may no longer persist. For measles, an airborne disease, it is a relatively high 83 to 94 per cent. In the first five months of the year, the mainland recorded 35,677 cases ... mobile population. One of them is the spread of measles, a disease Beijing planned to virtually eliminate by 2012 with a vaccination campaign. At the end of last year China had about 245 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552893/measles-threat-migrant-workers
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Tuen Mun man makes Hong Kong's fourth case of Japanese encephalitis this year

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... travel. Symptoms of the disease include headache, high fever, a stiff neck and impaired mental ability. It can be fatal, especially in children, although it is not contagious between humans. ... the Crossroads Foundation, said he had not left the city in the past two weeks- the disease's incubation period- but could not recall if he had been bitten by mosquitoes. He is now in stable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567850/tuen-mun-man-makes-hong-kongs-fourth-case-japanese-encephalitis-year
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Chickens at Yuen Long farm may have died from overheating

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by Phila Siu, Patsy Moy

    ... reached about 2,000. Some 7,000 remain alive on the farm. Cheng said the owner of the farm told him that the chickens had received vaccinations against avian influenza and Newcastle disease, a contagious viral disorder. Kamei chickens were developed by the University of Hong Kong Kadoorie Agricultural Research Centre. The breed has been on the market for a dozen years. Professor David Hui ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570785/chickens-yuen-long-farm-may-have-died-overheating
  6. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Jinan air quality ranked poorest; rare disease turns muscle into bone

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 07:25pm by Staff Reporters

    ... of the year, but results in August were affected by the lack of rain.   SHANGHAI Treatment for rare illness A 14-year-old girl has arrived in the city for treatment to try to cure her rare disease ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1598102/jinan-air-quality-ranked-poorest-rare-disease-turns-muscle-bone
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Preparing for disease outbreaks must be part of business planning

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:17am by STEPHAN ENGEL

    ... Stephan Engel Stephan Engel says companies must act amid spread of Ebola and Mers No reason to be caught off guard by disease outbreaks Hardly a day goes by without a headline on the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. With more than 2,400 deaths and about 5,000 reported cases, it is one of the most severe disease outbreaks in recent years. Somewhat overshadowed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1596143/preparing-disease-outbreaks-must-be-part-business-planning
  8. Lifestyle - Health

    Taking the fight to liver disease

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:08pm by David Wilson

    ... of a person developing a liver disease such as cirrhosis or fatty liver, and cancer. According to the University of Hong Kong, Asia has a high incidence of liver cancer, with more than 80 per cent ... Kong, accounting for 11.3 per cent of all cancer deaths in the city. On the mainland, the disease is the second most common cancer, accounting for more than 55 per cent of the almost one million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1596123/taking-fight-liver-disease
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mystery surrounds chicken deaths at Hong Kong farm as toll hits 3,500

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by Phila Siu

    ... died of Newcastle disease, it was unlikely humans would be infected. Newcastle disease is a contagious virus that affects many domestic and wild avian species and has caused mass chicken deaths in the past. The department said all the samples taken so far had tested negative for the disease by the polymerase chain reaction technique, but the results had to be confirmed by virus isolation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571554/bird-flu-ruled-out-chicken-deaths-yuen-long-farm-hit-3500
  10. News - World

    We can conquer Ebola epidemic, WHO assures west Africa

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 01:59am by AFP

    ... be stopped in its tracks, telling the region's health ministers: "We can handle this." The highly contagious tropical bug has infected hundreds of people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra ... bulletin just a week ago. "These kinds of outbreaks, these diseases, can be stopped," Keiji Fukuda, assistant director-general for health security at the WHO, said, as 11 west African ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545208/we-can-conquer-ebola-epidemic-who-assures-west-africa

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