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  1. Tibet plague alert for travellers

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong travellers to Tibet have been advised to take precautions against pneumonic plague, a highly contagious bacterial infection. The Centre for Health Protection issued the advisory yesterday after it learned of two fatal cases in Linzhi. A 35-year-old man and his wife, 38, who were not from Hong Kong, died last month. Travel Industry Council executive director Joseph Tung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654736/tibet-plague-alert-travellers
  2. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    United response in Guangzhou to the deadly threat of Ebola virus

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:36am by Mimi Lau

    ... was taken to hospital with early symptoms of the disease, such as vomiting and diarrhoea. Test results confirmed the man did not have Ebola. However, this was enough to alarm Hong Kong authorities, ... the World Health Organisation declared the epidemic in West Africa as an international public health emergency needing a coordinated global response. About 1,350 people have died of the disease ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1579540/united-response-guangzhou-deadly-threat-ebola-virus
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong Red Cross volunteers return from Ebola-stricken Liberia, free of disease

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by CHRIS LAU, TIMMY SUNG

    ... Chris Lau and Timmy Sung Volunteers return from Ebola-stricken Liberia Two local volunteers who worked to fight Ebola in Liberia arrived back in Hong Kong yesterday disease-free, as lawmakers gathered to discuss measures to prevent the deadly virus from entering the city. Clinical psychologist Eliza Cheung Yee-lai and Dr May Yeung Pui-shan, both from Hong Kong Red Cross, showed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1579477/hong-kong-red-cross-volunteers-return-ebola-stricken-liberia-free
  4. News - World - BRAZIL

    Out of the Amazon: isolated jungle tribe emerges in Brazil asking for tools

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 09:44pm by GDN

    ... contagious diseases," said Madeleyne Machado of the agency's communications department. The Peruvian government said it was also looking into the issue and would step up monitoring of areas ... The Guardian in Rio de Janeiro Members of isolated tribe, possibly disturbed by drug traffickers in Peru, try to make contact but may be at risk from diseases, groups say Wary Indians ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555394/out-amazon-isolated-jungle-tribe-emerges-brazil-asking-tools
  5. Lifestyle - Health

    How eye checks can detect disease

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:14pm by DARREN WEE

    ... Blood-related diseases can be diagnosed through eye tests, so regular check-ups are vital. What lies beneath Eyes are often said to be "the windows to the soul". But little do people know that they are also the windows to your health. Eyes are the only part of the body in which you can see blood vessels, and a wide range of diseases can be diagnosed through an eye ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1579182/eye-checks-can-detect-diseases-early-stages
  6. News - World - Ebola virus

    Congo confirms two Ebola cases unrelated to West African epidemic

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 09:58am

    ... was “receiving the best care possible” and that it was considering a medical evacuation. Also on Sunday, Britain’s first Ebola patient, a male nurse who contracted the disease in Sierra Leone, ... is one of four West African states struggling to control the spread of the aggressively contagious virus, which can spread through bodily fluids including saliva and blood. Liberia has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580505/congo-says-first-ebola-cases-year-unrelated-west-african-epidemic
  7. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Our front page report in yesterday's Sunday Morning Post, '300 sought after death of teacher with TB', wrongly stated that Sarah Cotillon has been diagnosed with TB. Ms Cotillon was diagnosed with a latent TB infection, which is not the same as having the TB disease, and is not contagious. Someone with latent TB has no symptoms and cannot pass on the disease ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/643545/corrections-clarifications
  8. News - China - SEX CRIME

    Teacher arrested in Jiangxi for molesting young pupils, giving them sexually transmitted disease

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... confirmed to be highly contagious genital warts. Kwok said having genital and anal warts significantly raises the risk of cancer developing later if they are not treated properly. "My ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1295167/teacher-arrested-jiangxi-molesting-pupils-who-suffer-genital-warts
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Health officials raise 'outbreak' concerns amid low public confidence in Chinese vaccines

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 06:38pm by Zhang Hong

    ... are shielded from contagious diseases, he said. For some acute contagious diseases like measles, such ratio should be over 95 per cent, according to Li. “We aim to restore the public’s confidence ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com Expert says public vaccination rates have risen very slowly, leaving many people vulnerable to disease Public confidence in Chinese-made vaccines has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495945/health-officials-raise-outbreak-concerns-amid-low-public-confidence
  10. News - World - OBITUARY

    Robin Williams was suffering from Parkinson’s disease, wife reveals

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 12:55pm by AFP

    ... Williams, found dead this week after an apparent suicide, was suffering from depression and the early stages of Parkinson's disease, his wife said on Thursday. The beloved comedian's ... afraid," she said. "Robin's sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson's disease, which he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574162/robin-williams-was-suffering-parkinsons-disease-wife-reveals

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