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  1. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Three new cases bring China's H7N9 tally to 21, with 6 dead

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI, He Huifeng

    ... for disease control and prevention within two hours. Schools were also warned to ensure they had sufficient disinfectants. Local television showed workers spraying classrooms with disinfectant. World ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1209502/three-new-cases-bring-chinas-h7n9-tally-21-6-dead
  2. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong on alert for deadly bird flu strain, says health minister

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 06:13pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei lo.wei@scmp.com Hong Kong’s health minister said on Monday that the city was on high alert for anyone infected with H7N9 avian flu virus after the mainland announced on Sunday three people had contracted the virus. The three people infected – two o ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1204791/hong-kong-alert-deadly-bird-flu-strain-say-health-minister
  3. News - World - AVIATION

    US air marshal, stabbed with syringe in Nigeria, monitored for disease

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:29pm by AP

    ... that he might have been infected with a disease. Nigeria is one of the West African countries dealing with an Ebola outbreak. However, preliminary tests by the Centres for Disease Control ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1589485/us-air-marshal-stabbed-syringe-nigeria-monitored-disease
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must avoid the health threat of complacency

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... checked himself into hospital after realising he had caught the virulent disease. By then he had spread it to other hotel guests. Like him, many were to die. As a result, he was identified ... director general Dr Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, Hong Kong's health chief during Sars, to warn the public to expect an increasing trend of animal diseases jumping to humans, which was true ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1155727/hong-kong-must-avoid-health-threat-complacency
  5. 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
  6. News - World - Ebola virus

    ‘I’m thrilled to be alive’: US doctors recover from Ebola infection

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 10:02am

    ... are still weak but should recover completely, and no one need fear being in contact with them, said Dr Bruce Ribner, who runs the infectious disease unit at Emory University Hospital. Watch: Two US Ebola patients leave hospital free of the disease Brantly’s reappearance was festive and celebratory, a stark contrast to his arrival in an ambulance under police escort three weeks earlier, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1578994/i-am-thrilled-be-alive-us-doctor-recovers-ebola-infection
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Time to spend money on an Ebola vaccine

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 04:42am by Hari Kumar

    ... alert. Such prudent steps are needed as thousands of passengers pass through Hong Kong and an outbreak of any disease anywhere can easily reach our shores. There is no cure in sight yet and Ebola is most contagious during the terminal stages. Even the disposal of victims' bodies has to be done carefully. Despite having all the required protection, medical professionals have contracted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1564493/time-spend-money-ebola-vaccine
  8. News - World - DISEASE

    Alert after smallpox samples found in US laboratory storeroom

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... and Drug Administration lab near the US capital, health authorities said. Smallpox is a highly contagious and sometimes fatal disease that is estimated to have killed some 300 million people ... in Somalia. The vials were labelled "variola", another name for smallpox, and appeared to date from the 1950s, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said. They were found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550657/alert-after-smallpox-samples-found-us-laboratory-storeroom
  9. News - World

    5 dead as Ebola virus hits Sierra Leone

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:48am by Reuters

    ... a study saying the West African outbreak was caused by a new strain of Ebola. Ebola is one in a handful of diseases that are so deadly and so contagious that they pose a risk to national security, ... Reuters in Abidjan Disease has killed 185 people in neighbouring nations Guinea and Liberia since March 5 dead as Ebola virus hits Sierra Leone Five people have died in Sierra Leone's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1519828/5-dead-ebola-virus-hits-sierra-leone
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Measles makes a comeback in China as vaccination falters among migrant workers

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:23am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... 54.7 per cent, according to a survey published by the city health authorities. Last year, 24 people died of the contagious viral disease characterised by fever and red spots on the skin. So far ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Number of cases in first five months of the year outstrips total for 2013 Measles returns as vaccination falters Measles- a disease Beijing had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1548296/measles-makes-comeback-china-vaccination-falters-among-migrant-workers

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