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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    South Africa at risk of spreading drug-resistant strain of TB

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 10:39pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Lack of hospital bed space cited as one reason why sufferers pose danger to wider community South Africa at risk of spreading drug-resistant TB Patients with contagious and highly drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) are being routinely discharged from hospitals across South Africa, exposing others in their communities to potentially deadly infections, researchers said ...

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    British citizen with Ebola being evacuated from Sierra Leone

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:00am by AP

    ... of Ebola have been reported in Nigeria, flights to and from the country have not been affected. African countries are introducing measures to stop Ebola from spreading: on Thursday South Africa ... Ebola, which has killed more than 1,400 people across West Africa, according to the latest WHO figures. "This is the first time someone working under the aegis of WHO has fallen ill ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola epidemic is overwhelming health resources, WHO admits

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 03:31am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London and Geneva UN health agency says epidemic in West Africa is overwhelming resources amid appeal for massive worldwide emergency response We can't cope with Ebola, W.H.O admits The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa is growing faster than authorities can manage them, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday, renewing a call for health ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Africa to get experimental drugs to fight Ebola fight as death toll passes 1,000

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 07:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva World Health Organisation approves use of serum in West Africa Experimental drug sent to fight Ebola The World Health Organisation yesterday authorised ... declaration came as a United States company said it had sent all its available supplies of an experimental serum to hard-hit West Africa and eight Chinese medical workers who treated Ebola patients ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Whose line is it anyway? Pregnant woman battles hospital over right to keep umbilical cord blood

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao, Emily Tsang

    ... in Hong Kong and are not regulated by any government department. The South China Morning Post has learned that the Food and Health Bureau favours regulation to ensure the safety and service ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Chinese joining the scramble to escape Ebola

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... a round trip of thousands of kilometres, as airlines changed schedules and nervous countries closed borders. South Africa on Thursday banned non-citizens from travelling from "high-risk ... down the door of the Airbus A330 to fly to or from West Africa. Air France is one of few still flying to affected countries, as nations close their borders over fear of the outbreak that has ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    WHO endorses using Ebola survivors' blood to help infected patients

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:45am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune With limited vaccine supply still months away, officials approve transfusing blood of those who've beaten the disease in West Africa W.H.O. backs old remedy ... in Africa- the blood of people who have survived the infection. Health officials acknowledged that their support for blood transfusions was motivated by emotion as well as by science. Limited ...

  8. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Ebola scare turns out to be a false alarm in Singapore

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:14pm by AGENCIES

    ... there have been no confirmed cases of the Ebola virus in Asia. Underscoring the fears that the virus might spread to Asia, Korean Air Lines said yesterday it would suspend flights to Kenya. The South Korean flag carrier will stop operating flights between Incheon and Nairobi from August 20, it said. No Ebola cases have been reported in Kenya or other parts of East Africa but the South Korean ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola epidemic unlikely outside West Africa, says scientist who helped discover deadly virus

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 12:38pm

    ... discover the Ebola virus said the outbreak in West Africa was unlikely to trigger a major epidemic outside the region, adding he would happily sit next to an infected person on a train. But Professor Peter Piot said that a “really bad” sense of panic and lack of trust in the authorities in West Africa had contributed to the world’s largest-ever outbreak. The Belgian scientist, now ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Local Ebola epidemic unlikely thanks to Hong Kong's experience, expert says

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:40am by Lana Lam

    ... virus says the chance of the epidemic in West Africa spreading to Hong Kong is "very, very small" because of the city's experience in dealing with serious outbreaks of disease. ... of the city's best defences against the Ebola virus, which has claimed more than 1,500 lives in West Africa in recent months. As Ebola was not transmitted through the air, the city was relatively safe, ...




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