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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Saudi Arabia's Sars-like virus death toll now 32

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... coronavirus MERS-CoV. The Saudi Health Ministry said yesterday the four deaths were among previously registered cases. The new infections were in Eastern Province, in the capital, Riyadh, ... Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The new coronavirus may have emerged almost a year earlier than the first known case and circulated unnoticed. The genetic sequence of a virus taken from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1262992/saudi-arabias-sars-virus-death-toll-now-32
  2. News - World - BRIEFS

    Briefs, February 12, 2013

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... British patient is latest case of Sars-like virus LONDON- A new virus from the same family as Sars that sparked a global alert last September has been found in another patient in Britain. This latest infection with the new virus known as a coronavirus brings the total number of confirmed cases globally to 10, of which five have died. The British patient, who had recently travelled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1148221/briefs-february-12-2013
  3. Lifestyle - Books

    Mai Jia's newly translated first novel gives readers a glimpse of enigmatic China

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:52pm by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Mai Jia's first novel to be translated into English is challenging, but leaves readers wondering about China, writes James Kidd Cracking the code Decoded by Mai Jia (translated by Olivia Milburn and Christopher Payne) Allen Lane 4 stars The hero of Decoded, Mai Jia's first novel to be translated into English, is Rong Jinzhen, although readers might spend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1453975/mai-jias-newly-translated-first-novel-gives-readers-glimpse
  4. Lifestyle - Books

    Somali novel shows war and hope in the eyes of women

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:52pm by GDN

    ... in the opening pages of her second novel, The Orchard of Lost Souls. Her focus is on the reluctant recruits of the Guddi, the "neighbourhood watch", which rallies supporters to a sports stadium ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1453976/somali-novel-shows-war-and-hope-eyes-women
  5. News - World

    Fourth case of SARS-like virus hits Britain

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 03:48pm by Agence France Presse in London

    ... cases worldwide to 12. Britain’s Health Protection Agency (HPA) said the latest person to contract novel coronavirus was a relative of two other cases announced earlier this week, who were ... novel coronavirus were more infectious, we would have expected to have seen a larger number of cases than we have seen since the first case was reported three months ago,” he said. Coronaviruses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1151710/fourth-case-sars-virus-hits-britain
  6. News - World - DISEASE

    Experts warn Mers virus may be mutating after sudden spurt in Saudi, UAE

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 10:17pm by AP

    ... its spread. More than 20 people, many of them health care workers, have been reported infected with the Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) coronavirus in two distinct clusters- one ... respiratory syndrome belongs to a family of viruses known as coronaviruses that include both the common cold and Sars, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, which was centred on southern China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1487501/experts-warn-mers-virus-may-be-mutating-after-sudden-spurt-saudi-uae
  7. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Malaysia reports first Asian death from Mers virus

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:24am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia sees first Asian death from Mers virus A Malaysian man who went on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia has become the first death in Asia from Middle East respiratory syndrome, while the Philippines has isolated a health worker who tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. Malaysia's health ministry said the Muslim man returned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1485086/malaysia-reports-first-asian-death-mers-virus
  8. Lifestyle - Books

    Thrills and a history lesson in Hong Kong-based novel

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:11pm by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... the characters with sensitivity, ensuring that the lines between good and evil are suitably blurred. Emperors Once More is a dramatic change of pace from Jepson's debut novel, All the Flowers in Shanghai, a sweeping story set in 1930s Shanghai which was well received when it was released in 2011. Jepson has also co-written a graphic novel, Darkness Outside the Night, with Xie Peng, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1442588/thrills-and-history-lesson-hong-kong-based-novel
  9. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab report

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 10:04am by Jeanette Wang

    ... that the risk for a pandemic triggered by the Sars-like coronavirus is low – at least for now. The findings come amid concerns about a virus spread more deadly than that caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome. Researchers from Institut Pasteur in Paris  analysed data – 55 of the 64 laboratory-confirmed cases worldwide – on the novel Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1277788/lab-report
  10. Lifestyle - Books

    New novel tantalises with veiled references to real people

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 06:46pm by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Hanif Kureishi's new novel keeps us guessing with its hints and veiled references to real people, writes James Kidd Whose life is it anyway? The Last Word by Hanif Kureishi ... His short novel Intimacy, later adapted into a controversial film, was infamously rumoured to narrate the break-up of a long-term relationship with the mother of two of Kureishi's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1427773/new-novel-tantalises-veiled-references-real-people

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