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  1. Rubella outbreak halts church services

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... were suspected to have contracted the highly contagious disease after attending a weekend service at the hotel, which has since been disinfected according to health guidelines. As of October ... Her organisation has informed its members as well as other migrant worker groups about the highly contagious disease. The Department of Health visited the church on Sunday and advised those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/982202/rubella-outbreak-halts-church-services
  2. Cases of hand, foot and mouth disease overlooked, ministry says

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a local health chief, which also resulted in cases being overlooked. After a severe countrywide outbreak last year, a doctor who finds a case of the highly contagious disease must report ... said. Mr Yang said the Ministry of Health had invested funding to develop a vaccine for hand, foot and mouth disease that would target the EV-71 virus. Highly contagious An outbreak of hand, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674843/cases-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-overlooked-ministry-says
  3. Nurse, 35, dies from virus that causes hand, foot and mouth disease

    Posted May 27th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A nurse from United Christian Hospital has died of an infection of a highly contagious intestinal virus that she might have caught from her daughters. The 35-year-old nurse, who ... a virus that could lead to hand, foot and mouth disease. The results of further tests were pending. The nurse's two daughters, aged 17 months and four years old, showed symptoms of hand, foot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/715419/nurse-35-dies-virus-causes-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease
  4. Suffering of psoriasis made worse by chronic ignorance, study finds

    Posted Oct 06th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Widespread ignorance about a common, incurable but non-contagious skin disease causes lifetime suffering for patients and their families, a researcher said yesterday. Henry Chan ... blisters and swelling. The telephone poll of 498 people, carried out by the university's faculty of medicine in March, found 43 per cent of respondents thought the disease was contagious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/473073/suffering-psoriasis-made-worse-chronic-ignorance-study-finds
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Another bird flu death as virus spreads to Zhejiang

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 06:53pm by ZHUANG PINGHUI, LO WEI

    ... of Respiratory Diseases, said they were sporadic cases and not a cluster outbreak or epidemic. "It is quite different from what happened 10 years ago during the Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome) epidemic," Zhong told the Beijing Times. "The first and second cases of Sars were highly contagious and family members were infected. "But the H7N9 flu has not shown any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1206299/hangzhou-man-dies-h7n9-avian-flu-virus
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong on standby for H7N9 outbreak as China confirms three new cases

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren, He Huifeng, Johnny Tam

    ... the city had sufficient "disease prevention supplies" and there was "no need for panic buying". About 30 pupils from Sheung Shui Wai Chow Public School left for Shanghai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1208847/hong-kong-standby-new-bird-flu-cases-revealed-shanghai
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Shanghai considers permanent ban on sale of live poultry

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 08:02pm by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... diseases that infect both people and animals, wants to ban the live-poultry trade. "Having live poultry in a crowded market is bad for human health," Zhao said. "The virus might spread to nearby animals and then to humans. It presents a great challenge for disease control and prevention." The Ministry of Agriculture yesterday ordered local governments nationwide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1210924/jiangsu-h7n9-bird-flu-death-brings-total-eight-police-warn-scams
  8. Timely disclosure vital in disease fight

    Posted May 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and containment can have any hope of stopping a contagious disease in its tracks. Allegations that city officials in Fuyang, Anhui province- where the first EV71 outbreak occurred as early as mid-March- ... When the mainland sneezes, Hong Kong catches a cold. This is why outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth disease reported across several provinces have caused alarm among parents and officials ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/636801/timely-disclosure-vital-disease-fight
  9. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Hong Kong steps up checks as new bird flu cases reported

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 07:49pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... have to closely monitor any latest developments,” he said. Leung added that the new strain yielded a high death rate, although it did not appear highly contagious between humans. Dr Dominic Tsang Ngai-chong, from the Hospital Authority’s infectious disease control branch, said it would take about one day for rapid tests to determine a human bird flu infection. Hong Kong suffered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1205641/hong-kong-vows-step-avian-flu-checks
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Seven-year-old girl confirmed as Beijing's first bird flu case

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 09:41am by Minnie Chan

    ... disease outbreaks since the severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak a decade ago. Beijing health authorities said both the girl's parents were vendors in a poultry market in Shayu town, ... of the disease. The girl developed flu symptoms on Thursday morning and was admitted to hospital that night. The health bureau said the girl's condition had improved after doctors gave her ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1213671/beijing-reports-first-case-new-bird-flu-strain

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