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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    'Sars-like virus could hit HK despite false alarm'

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... first suspected case being a false alarm, a microbiologist warned. Dr Ho Pak-leung, of the University of Hong Kong, spoke out after a four-year-old boy tested negative for novel coronavirus ... Jeddah on Wednesday with his father, who had a fever. The new coronavirus has killed a 60-year-old man in Saudi Arabia, and infected a 49-year-old Qatari man who survived. Medical centres around ...

  2. News - World - MEDICINE

    Deadly Sars-like virus takes toll on British family

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... of his death is recorded as coronavirus. Abid's sister Zaida was also confirmed to have been infected, but her healthy immune system aided her quick recovery. The novel coronavirus was first ... by the coronavirus that killed her husband, Khalid, last month. Azima said her father-in-law, Abid- who was the unwitting bearer of the disease- was still unconscious in hospital and unaware of his ...

  3. Ignorance was always the biggest enemy as scientists raced to unravel the mystery virus

    Posted Feb 27th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... made it so deadly. On March 26, 2003, the University of Hong Kong's team of virologists determined that Sars was caused by a 'tricky' new coronavirus. Until Sars surfaced, there were only 11 known animal coronaviruses, so named for their halo- or crown-like (corona) appearance under a microscope. Coronaviruses had been known to cause colds in humans and were associated ...

  4. Outbreak of fear

    Posted Feb 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Sarah Monks

    ... effects. A nervous populace was also rattled by rumours that Hong Kong would be treated like a 'plague city' and its borders closed. When the new coronavirus identified as the cause ...

  5. Novel approach to elderly care attracts hard-to-win funding

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... In the second of a three-part series on a government fund to promote a more caring community, Anita Lam looks at non-governmental organisations The few community groups that succeeded in obtaining grants from a hard-to-get government fund say they have de ...

  6. Investment in science will pay off tomorrow

    Posted Aug 15th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... that on his internship, he would work on the Sars coronavirus to understand how it interacts with host cells. 'It is important because we do not know if Sars will come back. If it comes back ...

  7. Turbulent days from local rumour to international alert

    Posted Feb 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Sarah Monks

    ... numbers are leaving out infections in the community. 22 The University of Hong Kong announces that a coronavirus is responsible for Sars. A diagnostic test is developed. 23 Hospital Authority ... that the coronavirus has been found in civet 'cats', Hong Kong suspends imports of civet game meat. 28 The chief executive announces the setting up of an Expert Committee to review the management ...

  8. Bedding down lessons of treatment for Sars

    Posted Aug 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the early months of last year's Sars outbreak, so little was known about the cause, much less the cure. Treatment was undertaken on a trial-and-error basis, here and elsewhere. Given the novelty and surprisingly rapid spread of the disease, there ...

  9. Sars virus isolated in civet cat cages

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... animals, including rodents.' He added that more studies needed to be done. Dr Breiman said tests found the coronavirus in cages in a restaurant where one of the suspected patients ... of the illness in the one confirmed and two suspected mainland cases so far, more laboratory testing was needed to ensure they actually had the Sars coronavirus and not a variant that is co-reacting ...

  10. Rats: why no warning?

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not cohabitate. Tests and autopsies proved that there was Sars coronavirus on rats. The public should have been warned about rats carrying the virus when the test results were known. JOHN YUAN, Shanghai ...




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