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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Wan Chai workers feeling the strain

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Commuters in a worse mental state than residents, district council's study finds Wan Chai workers feeling the strain It may have a reputation for fun after dark, but those who live, work and study in Wan Chai suffer from a range of psychological problems, with stress foremost among them. And the picture was worse for the 600,000 people ...

  2. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Brace for Ebola, WHO chief tells East Asia

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:30am by AP

    ... have died from Ebola in seven countries this year. Meanwhile, most Liberian health care workers on the frontline of the battle against Ebola ignored calls to strike over poor pay and conditions. Alphonso Weah, head of medical staff at the government's 150-bed Island Clinic in the capital Monrovia, said workers had decided to come in after appeals from the public. The strike ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong takes extra steps to block spread of Ebola virus

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... its supplies of protective clothing for workers who may have to handle Ebola cases and the government is stepping up its public education campaign. Two counters have been set up at the airport ... such as fever, will be taken to the infectious disease centre at Princess Margaret Hospital in Kwai Chung for further examination. "Immigration officers will also pay attention to tourists from ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Texas health care worker tests positive for Ebola, becoming second US case

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:21am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Newly infected health care worker wore full protective gear when caring for first victim Texas reports second Ebola case A Texas health care worker has ... there was a clear breach of safety protocol and all those who treated Thomas Eric Duncan were now considered to be potentially exposed. The worker wore a gown, gloves, mask and shield while she cared ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    WHO chief pledges 'transparent' review of its handling of Ebola crisis

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:19am by Zhuang Pinghui, AP

    ... measures to quickly develop and disseminate technical guidance on infection, prevention and control to health workers," said Dr Bernhard Schwartlander, the WHO representative in China. ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    China's rich and corporations lag in fight against Ebola, World Food Programme says

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:37am by Reuters

    ... and is planning clinical trials there. China has also sent hundreds of aid workers. Dudley Thomas, Liberia's ambassador to China, said his country had secured one donation of US$100,000 from a large ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola fears in US spark overzealous measures against virus

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by AGENCIES

    ... nurses caught the deadly virus while caring for him. A third lab worker voluntarily quarantined herself aboard cruise ship Carnival Magic after she handled a lab specimen from Duncan. The ship ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Mainland orders local governments to review Ebola preparations

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:12am by STAFF AND WIRE

    ... with military ties revealed it had sent an experimental Ebola drug to Africa for use by Chinese aid workers. Sihuan Pharmaceutical had supplied several thousand doses of its drug JK-05 to the region and more could be sent if needed, chief operating officer Jia Zhongxin said. "Aid workers have already taken the drug with them, and if a case breaks out [among the aid workers], then the drug ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hand washing key to curbing spread of disease, Hongkongers told

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

    ... Alice Woodhouse alice.woodhouse@scmp.com Hand washing key to curbing disease As concern over the deadly Ebola virus grows across the world, Hongkongers are being urged to wash their hands 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 ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Arrival of Ebola spreads alarm among US air crews and passengers

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:12am by Bloomberg

    ... a 56-year-old United Nations worker died of the disease at a hospital despite "intensive medical procedures". Jitters over Ebola were further underlined last week after an air passenger's ...




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