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  1. 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

    ... into emerging infectious diseases. Much of the credit goes to a national laboratory set up at the University of Hong Kong after the deadly 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak. The virus ... Infectious Diseases, which is linked with similar institutions on the mainland. The unit was officially launched in July 2005 by the Ministry of Science and Technology. Members include infectious ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Alertness towards infectious diseases drops

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 08:41pm by 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 and personal ... 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

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    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) ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Staff blamed after patient with infectious skin disease left in public area of hospital

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and stayed there for a little bit longer than he should have,' a spokesman said. The hospital did not say how long the patient was in the waiting area. Infectious diseases expert Lo Wing-lok ... about infectious diseases and that similar cases would be found at other hospitals. 'If it could occur at a big hospital like Queen Elizabeth Hospital, I believe the risks at the smaller ...

  9. China, Macau and HK discuss combating infectious diseases

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Updated at 7.02pm: Health authorities of Guangdong, Macau and Hong Kong signed an agreement on Thursday to strengthen co-operation in fighting infectious diseases. The agreement was reached at the sixth tripartite meeting of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Expert Group on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases. It was held in Dongguan on Wednesday and Thursday. ...

  10. The fight against infectious disease

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... a number of important factors had increased the risk of infectious diseases to humans. These included global travel and trade, increases in the number of people with weakened immune systems such as cancer and transplant patients, and changes in environmental and land use. In England, the main infectious diseases kill relatively few people compared with the past, but the authorities remain ...




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