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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    US Centres for Disease Control scientists study infectiousness of mild Mers cases

    Posted May 18th 2014, 06:26am by Reuters and AFP

    ... respiratory disease, said Dr David Swerdlow, who heads the Mers response team at the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "You don't have to be in the intensive care unit with pneumonia to have a case of Mers," Swerdlow said. "We assume they are less infectious [to others], but we don't know." The CDC has a team in Saudi Arabia studying whether ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hand washing key to curbing spread of disease, Hongkongers told

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... thoroughly to curb the spread of germs. Dr Thomas So Man-Kit, a specialist in infectious diseases, said yesterday that it was particularly crucial for health care workers to make hand washing and infection control second nature when handling new, highly infectious diseases. "If we are lax and not taking proper attention to this routine then we come to stress conditions, physiological ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    After Sars, Hong Kong leads the way in fighting infectious diseases

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com After Sars, the city set up a crack HKU laboratory to tackle quick responses to potential outbreaks Local experts lead the way in fighting infectious diseases A decade after Sars, Hong Kong has developed a reputation as a world leader in research into emerging infectious diseases. Much of the credit goes to a national laboratory set up at the University ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Alertness towards infectious diseases drops

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 08:41pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei Ten years after the first Sars patient died at the start of what turned out to be a major epidemic outbreak, Hongkongers’ alertness towards infectious diseases like Sars ... place so respiratory infections spread easily,” said infectious disease specialist Dr Thomas So Man-kit who was invited to comment on the survey results. “If Hongkongers’ awareness of infectious ...

  5. News - China

    Infectious disease hospitals expanded on mainland after Sars outbreak

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... infectious disease centre. The project- named the government's No1 priority for 2004- was a response to a lesson learned during the severe acute respiratory syndrome epidemic, when Beijing had ... old infectious diseases centre, in the city centre's Hongkou district, was closed in 2004, with only a small outpatient department remaining. Lu said his centre was built in the Jinshan ...

  6. News - China

    China has efficient systems in place to tackle infectious disease outbreaks

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com The mainland now has efficient monitoring and response systems in place to sound the alarm and tackle any outbreak of an infectious disease After ... In the wake of Sars, billions of yuan were spent in building emergency centres and hospitals for infectious diseases in central and western provinces. Another 14.3 billion yuan (HK$17.76 billion) ...

  7. University receives $25m for research into infectious diseases

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... KELLY CHAN Updated at 6.39pm: The government on Tuesday granted $25 million to the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) for clinical trials and research into infectious diseases. The Research Fund for the Control of Infectious Diseases (RFCID) had so far committed $135 million for research in Hong Kong and the mainland. The $25 million grant to CUHK for research will last ...

  8. Deaths from infectious disease up 82 per cent

    Posted Feb 14th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Infectious diseases killed 82 per cent more people on the mainland last year than in 2004, according to government statistics. The diseases claimed 13,263 lives, compared with 7,248 in 2004. The number of reported infectious disease cases also rose by 13 per cent to 4.42 million in 2005. An 83 per cent rise in the mortality rate from category ...

  9. Expanded swap of cross-border data on disease begins

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Department of Health, Yao Zhibin, said his department would also alert Hong Kong of 'special circumstances', referring to outbreaks of infectious diseases that may affect Hong Kong, like ... if it wanted to release information about Guangdong. Hong Kong's Department of Health has been releasing data on infectious diseases on its website. But the mainland health authorities still treat ...

  10. HIV/Aids now China's most deadly infectious disease

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li HIV/Aids became the most deadly infectious disease on the mainland last year for the first time, raising concerns among public health campaigners who say the effect of the virus ... heptatitis B. The ministry did not offer a breakdown of deaths for each of the killer diseases, but the top five infectious diseases accounted for 93.19 per cent of the 12,433 deaths from infectious ...




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