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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Four new cases of H7N9 bird flu confirmed in Jiangsu

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 08:29pm by ZHUANG PINGHUI, LO WEI, Daniel Ren

    ... viral DNA, a serious situation of human-to-human transmission may happen. This is what we're most worried about." Wu Fan, director of the Shanghai Centre for Disease Control ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1205661/shanghai-raises-flu-response-emergency-plan
  2. News - World - Ebola virus

    MSF doctor tests positive for Ebola after returning to New York from West Africa

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 09:23am by Reuters in New York

    ... West African countries, officials said. The US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) said the patient “participated in the enhanced screening for all returning travellers from these countries” ... Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, which says that Ebola is transmitted by contact with the bodily fluids, such as vomit or sweat, of a person sick with the disease. Dr Gavin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1623564/doctor-tests-positive-ebola-new-york
  3. News - World - Ebola virus

    American nurse is declared free from Ebola; gets a hug from Obama

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:55pm by AP, AFP

    ... on Friday. And outside the hospital where she had been since last week, she got hugs from the nation’s infectious disease chief, who oversaw her care. I am on my way back to recovery even ... I know it may be a while before I have my strength back.” Pham was the first US health care worker to be infected with Ebola while working inside the United States, catching the disease from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1624368/american-nurse-declared-free-ebola-gets-hug-obama
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong takes extra steps to block spread of Ebola virus

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... such as fever, will be taken to the infectious disease centre at Princess Margaret Hospital in Kwai Chung for further examination. "Immigration officers will also pay attention to tourists from ... The Hospital Authority has ordered 20,000 sets of head covers for staff dealing with infectious diseases and the amount is expected to increase to 80,000 sets by the middle of next year. The headgear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620840/hong-kong-takes-extra-steps-block-spread-ebola-virus
  5. News - World - DISEASE

    WHO to review handling of Ebola after leak of damning draft report

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:39am by AFP, AP, Reuters

    ... Agencies in New York After leak of damning draft report, UN agency pledges to analyse its actions, as World Bank chief warns battle against disease is being lost W.H.O. to review its ... attempts to stop the outbreak spreading in West Africa. The WHO, the specialist UN agency responsible for co-ordinating global disease outbreaks, said it would not comment on the damning document, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1619595/who-review-handling-ebola-after-leak-damning-draft-report
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    WHO chief pledges 'transparent' review of its handling of Ebola crisis

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:19am by Zhuang Pinghui, AP

    ... Zhuang Pinghui and Associated Press WHO chief Margaret Chan says agency will be upfront about how it handled disease, after damning internal report details its initial failings Ebola ... Celsius). Chinese border and health authorities implemented a response plan in July to combat the virus at key entry points and to diagnose and treat the disease. The National Health and Family ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1621679/who-chief-pledges-transparent-review-its-handling-ebola-crisis
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Scammers cash in on fake Ebola cures

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 10:32pm by MCT

    ... the virus that's devastated communities in parts of West Africa and killed one man in the US. There are no FDA-approved vaccines or cures for Ebola, and experimental drugs to treat the disease ... efforts so far to contain the outbreak of the disease have been inadequate. Christos Stylianides, who takes over on November 1 as the EU's commissioner for humanitarian affairs and crisis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1623981/scammers-cash-fake-ebola-cures
  8. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Overuse of pesticides and invasive species to control mosquitoes complicate dengue fight

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:44am by Li Jing

    ... Guangdong's dengue fever epidemic, the worst in a decade, has been blamed on an unseasonably hot and wet summer. But two items of news over the past week show why the fight against the disease could ... nature's own capacity to control the Aedes mosquitoes that spread the disease. The author, Wu Mingliang, has worked for a company responsible for controlling mosquitoes and other pests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1618774/overuse-pesticides-and-invasive-species-control-mosquitoes-complicate
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Airlines and hotels in Hong Kong ramp up measures against Ebola

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:05am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG, Emily Tsang

    ... as the death toll mounts and fears grow over cases of the disease in the United States. Precautions are seen as more crucial as Hong Kong enters its peak season of business conventions and leisure ... vigilant and to look out for passengers with symptoms of infectious disease. Additional in-flight announcements of health measures were also being made on all Cathay Pacific and Dragonair flights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1617876/hong-kong-airlines-hotels-ramp-measures-against-ebola
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:37am by STAFF

    ... Events are being held around the world on World Polio Day to raise awareness of the crippling infectious disease. The day is held on the birth date of Jonas Salk, who, with his team, developed an effective vaccine against poliomyelitis. In 1988, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative was initiated and effectively reduced polio worldwide by 99 per cent. However, the disease still exists, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1623273/talking-points

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