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  1. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Mosquito crackdown in Guangzhou as dengue fever cases surge

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 01:34pm by ALICE TING YAN

    ... was reported at the end of June, about 400 cases had been reported by Wednesday. No deaths from the disease have been reported so far. The figures are up considerably from a little more than 100 cases ...

  2. News - World - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Saudi death toll from new Sars-related virus reaches 18

    Posted May 27th 2013, 10:30am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s Health Ministry says a woman has died from a new respiratory virus related to Sars, bringing the total number of deaths in the kingdom to 18. Saudi Arabia remains the centre for the virus as investigators from the World Health Organisation seek more clues about its origins and how it is spread. Last week, WHO officials ...

  3. News - World - PUBLIC HEALTH

    One billion people still defecating in the open, says UN

    Posted May 09th 2014, 03:36pm by Reuters

    ... from cholera, diarrhoea, dysentry, hepatitis A and typhoid — tend to have large income disparities and the world’s highest numbers of deaths of children under 5 years old. Attempts to improve ...

  4. News - World - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Saudi death from Sars-like virus raises toll to 9

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 08:33am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva A Sars-like virus that has struck in Britain and the Middle East has claimed a new victim in Saudi Arabia, bringing the global toll from the mystery illness to nine, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday. The United ...

  5. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    China bird flu not spreading between people, says WHO

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 11:43am by AFP

    ... to 21, with six deaths. “Although we do not know the source of infection, at this time there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission,” Michael O’Leary, the WHO’s representative in China, told a news conference in Beijing. Concerns over human transmission arose after the two sons of an elderly man in Shanghai, one of the earliest deaths from H7N9, developed respiratory ...

  6. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    China's inertia on tobacco control 'promises costly tsunami of illness'

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Tobacco control chief warns of costly tsunami of illness and death by 2030 if smoking bans and education campaigns not stepped up Inertia on smoking ... diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer and lung disease, which account for 85 per cent of deaths on the mainland. More than 300 million mainlanders smoke, with another 740 million ...

  7. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    'Intense' farming in China's developed areas blamed in bird flu risk

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:46pm by AFP

    ... animals to humans. China has confirmed 18 cases – including six deaths – of the new strain of avian influenza, so far confined to its developed east coast, since announcing a week ago ... this situation, but this is a weak spot in the country’s overall development.” Shanghai, which reported two new cases on Saturday to bring the city’s total to eight, with four deaths, has banned live ...

  8. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Chinese researchers find vaccine hopes for hand, foot, mouth disease

    Posted May 29th 2013, 10:54am by AFP

    ... by EV71 has caused more than 2,000 deaths out of about six million infections, mainly of children, in the past decade, said the study’s authors. It can also cause other, more severe diseases ...

  9. News - World - PUBLIC HEALTH

    New York declares flu emergency

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 03:20pm by AFP

    ... to millions. The number of annual deaths has ranged from a low of 3,000 to a high of 49,000 since 1976, according to the CDC. Most of those deaths were among people aged 65 and older. Meanwhile, Massachusetts has had 18 flu deaths so far this season, according to the state Department of Public Health. The hospitals in Boston have been overwhelmed. Jim Heffernan, chief of primary care ...

  10. News - World - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Saudi man 'cured' of Sars family virus

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:59pm by AFP

    ... other patients had been diagnosed with the disease. The World Health Organisation said in September that the illness in the coronavirus family had caused the death of a Saudi national. It has ...



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