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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Call for action to prevent infections

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Call for action to prevent infections Hongkongers are well aware of the perils of diseases spread by mosquitoes and other insects but are getting lax when it comes ... infection. She also urged people to wear long sleeves and light-coloured clothes to prevent mosquito bites when outdoors. There were 103 cases of dengue fever in Hong Kong last year, increasing from ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    First woman-to-woman HIV infection confirmed in United States

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 08:23pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune First woman-to-woman HIV infection confirmed The first confirmed case of a woman contracting HIV from another woman during sex has been reported by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States. Although there have been reports of women transmitting the virus to other women through sexual activity, they have been difficult to prove. ...

  3. News - World - SECURITY

    NSA posed as Facebook to infect computers with malware, says report

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 11:11pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune NSA posed as Facebook to infect computers: report The United States' National Security Agency has reportedly used automated systems to infect computers with malware ... have its traffic misdirected." Other ways the NSA infects computers with malware include sending out spam e-mails. The NSA is capable of installing different kinds of malware, each capable ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Woman given heart transplant with mismatched blood dies of infection

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:29am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Mismatched heart recipient dies of lung infection A 59-year-old transplant patient who received a heart from a donor with an incompatible blood type in May has died of a lung infection. The Hospital Authority said the case had been referred to the Coroner's Court. The woman, who had type A blood, received a heart from a type AB donor at Queen Mary ...

  5. News - China

    Family cluster of bird flu cases brings China’s total H7N9 infections to 110

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 01:07pm by Li Jing

    ... have died. The National Health and Family Planning Commission admitted earlier this week that it could not rule out the possibility of "limited" human-to-human infections of H7N9, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Winter flu peak sees four-fold rise in number of infections

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 08:39pm

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Influenza has killed nine people and seriously sickened 25 adults and children during the winter flu peak while the number of infections is rising steadily. The Centre for Health Protection said this on Monday as it disclosed a fourfold increase in the number of people being infected in a week. Urging vigilance, centre director Dr Leung ...

  7. News - World - DISEASE

    Experts warn Mers virus may be mutating after sudden spurt in Saudi, UAE

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 10:17pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Dubai Experts say infections in the Middle East may be an indication that the virus is mutating Sudden rise in Mers cases creates 'stay tuned' moment A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in combatting ...

  8. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Filipino nurse from UAE tests negative for Mers

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:37am by AP

    ... of infection in a subsequent examination after returning home. The man returned on Tuesday on an Etihad Airways flight and immediately subjected himself to quarantine along with relatives and others ... negative," Health Secretary Enrique Ona said. The nurse was a co-worker of a Filipino paramedic who died from infection in the UAE on April 10. Ona said the government had been trying to locate all ...

  9. News - China - AVIAN FLU

    China's 2014 bird flu death toll rises to nearly 100

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 02:08pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse Almost 100 people in China have died from the H7N9 bird flu strain in the first three months of the year, but the number of both fatalities and infections declined ... 41 in February and 31 in January. The total number of deaths for the period is 96. The number of new infections reported in March fell sharply to 24 from 99 in February and 127 in January, ...

  10. News - World - DISEASE

    Mers virus kills more in Qatar, and infects a family of three in the UAE

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 10:58pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Mers kills two, infects family of three Another three people in the United Arab Emirates are sick with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) virus and two people infected with it in Qatar have died. The new cases in UAE involved a family in Abu Dhabi- a mother, father and an eight-year-old boy- the World Health Organisation said in a disease outbreak ...




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