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  1. Bird flu death sparks worries

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the department said. Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection said the viral strain that caused Chen's death was very similar to one recently found in wild birds in Hong Kong. Genetic analysis ... days from Sunday, after Chen's death. The embargoed factory is located near Chen's home. It is public health policy to declare such an 'import control zone' inside ...

  2. Flesh-eating bug death toll hits new high

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... been 831 scarlet fever cases, compared to 187 in 2009 and 128 last year. Two infected children, aged seven and five, died in May and June. 5 The number of deaths this year- By the end of June, ...

  3. Health authorities deny covering up tick disease deaths

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Mainland health authorities have shrugged off media accusations that a cover-up of a mysterious tick-borne disease has led to deaths and panic in Henan, saying they have ... Some deaths could have been avoided if caught early and treated with the right antibiotics. Media reports say 33 people in 12 provinces have died from HGA in the past four years but information ...

  4. Other germs eyed in flu death

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Doctors are puzzled how swine flu, which is not considered highly lethal, could have killed a healthy three-year-old boy. They suspect that the child, who died in Tuen Mun Hospital on Wednesday, might have had other infections that aggravated hi ...

  5. Vaccine victim families receive death threats

    Posted Mar 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Parents of children affected by the Shanxi vaccine scandal were threatened yesterday with injury and death if they did not give up their fight to punish those responsible. The threats were issued in anonymous telephone calls and text messages. Whistle-blower Chen Taoan, a Shanxi Centre for Disease Control and Prevention staff member, also received a death threat. ...

  6. Pregnant women shy away from shots after fetus death

    Posted Jan 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... and it was declared dead inside the mother's womb at Tuen Mun Hospital. The centre said there was 'no medical evidence presently to suggest that the intrauterine death was related to the vaccination' and 'investigations for common causes of intrauterine death, including infection, genetic and metabolic disorders, are being carried out'. The woman was in stable condition ...

  7. Mainland's first swine flu death occurs in Tibet

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The mainland announced its first human swine flu death yesterday, saying a patient in Tibet had died on Sunday. Concerns are now rising about a winter outbreak. A brief notice on the Ministry of Health's website announced a death but gave no details. 'An influenza A [A(H1N1)] sufferer in the region died after efforts to save the sufferer failed,' it said. ...

  8. Two flu deaths as schools warned over likely rise in outbreaks

    Posted Sep 07th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... The second H3 flu death was a 73-year-old man in Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital. Meanwhile, the condition of a 37-year-old man with swine flu deteriorated- taking to nine the number ...

  9. Mystery deaths spark global internet probe

    Posted Aug 28th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... specialist noted that in March the government closed all primary schools and kindergartens after two children died. It was found that the deaths were due to strains of H1N1 and H3N2 Brisbane flu ... girl the postmortem findings revealed evidence of viral myocarditis [an infection of the heart], leading to her death.' But for the three-year-old girl who died of sepsis ...

  10. Flu link confirmed in boy's death, says expert panel

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Agnes Lam An expert panel's initial investigation into the deaths of three children with flu-like symptoms that led to the citywide closure of schools has confirmed ... for Health Protection. 'We believe that his death has a close relationship with the flu,' Dr Tsang said. The panel was conducting more examinations and details would be revealed soon, he ...




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