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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong man becomes first to contract dengue fever locally for four years

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:50am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Sha Tin man, 63, had worked on building MTR station in Western and in a Chai Wan hospital Dengue patient first to get fever locally in 4 years A 63-year-old Sha Tin man has been diagnosed with dengue fever, making him the first to contract the mosquito-borne illness locally in almost four years. The diagnosis was confirmed after a major outbreak ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1624708/sha-tin-man-dengue-fever-first-four-years-infected-hong-kong
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong has 'highest level' of Ebola prevention control at airport, says health secretary

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 12:37pm by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Elizabeth Cheung elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com HK at 'top readiness' for Ebola threat Hong Kong has adopted the highest possible level of preventive measures at the border to block the fatal Ebola virus that has spread out of West Africa, the health minister says. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man did not see any need yet to keep travellers from infected countries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1627429/hong-kong-has-tightened-ebola-prevention-controls-airport-says-health
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak will hit China, virus pioneer Peter Piot warns

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 02:07pm by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... method is to screen people before they take the plane." A patient feared to have Ebola in Hong Kong tested negative in a preliminary test yesterday. The 39-year-old man, who had been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1625753/screening-airport-arrivals-ebola-not-effective-says-co-discoverer
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Scammers cash in on fake Ebola cures

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 10:32pm by MCT

    ... the virus that's devastated communities in parts of West Africa and killed one man in the US. There are no FDA-approved vaccines or cures for Ebola, and experimental drugs to treat the disease ... management, will also be the bloc's point man on Ebola. European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said that leaders meeting in Brussels had chosen the Cypriot after a similar US move in naming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1623981/scammers-cash-fake-ebola-cures
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Nurse ‘made to feel like a criminal’ after returning to US following stint treating Ebola patients

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 10:16am by AFP

    ... "gruelling" two-day journey from Sierra Leone back to the US. Then, at the airport's quarantine office in immigration, "one man who must have been an immigration officer because he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1624965/quarantined-us-nurse-made-feel-criminal-after-returning-home-following
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Study planned to clear up uncertainties about use of e-cigarettes

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:48am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... of e-cigarettes on the internet or in stores, and will take follow-up actions," Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said yesterday. He said the Health Department had also been keeping an eye ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1622336/study-planned-clear-uncertainties-about-use-e-cigarettes
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Beijing confident low-key approach will protect China against Ebola

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:06am by Zhuang Pinghui and Alice Yan

    ... and the measures were working well, even though the public was not aware of them. Health authorities in Ningbo said yesterday a Nigerian who arrived in the city via Taiwan did not have the disease. The man ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1618873/beijing-confident-low-key-approach-will-protect-china-against-ebola
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    No need yet for ban on live poultry from China, says expert - yet disease still spreading

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau, Kwong Man-ki, Emily Tsang

    ... Mimi Lau, Kwong Man-ki and Emily Tsang Health experts say limiting shipments to Hong Kong not necessary to slow spread of H7N9; Beijing reports mainland’s 45th death from flu virus No need ... a visit to Beijing yesterday, Hong Kong's secretary for food and health, Dr Ko Wing-man, said Hong Kong's quick test for the flu virus in imported poultry at the border should be enough ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1296264/no-need-yet-ban-live-poultry-china
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Modern approach no threat to age-old Chinese medicine techniques

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:55am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Kong's richest man. Another traditional practitioner said he had no fear of a modern competitor. "Chinese medicine relies on experience and we count on word of mouth," said Kei ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1618742/modern-approach-no-threat-age-old-chinese-medicine-techniques
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1616413/hand-washing-key-curbing-spread-disease-hongkongers-told

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