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  1. Kidney patient survives first case of double flu infection

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang A middle-aged woman with kidney failure became Hong Kong's first case of co-infection of two flu strains, Chinese University researchers say. The woman, 38, was admitted ... yesterday. Her condition was described as not too severe and she recovered fully after five days of antiviral treatment. Lee believed it was the first time such a case has occurred in Hong Kong, ...

  2. Japanese encephalitis case is suspected

    Posted Jun 24th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... symptoms of Japanese encephalitis in May and died on June 7. The maid's employers had not reported any symptoms, he said. From 1992 to 2004, seven cases of Japanese encephalitis have been ... for Disease Control and Prevention. Leo Poon Lit-man, an assistant professor in microbiology at Hong Kong University, said last night it was troubling to see a possible second case ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Rise of the superbugs

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... Kong's first known symptomatic NDM-1 case. A previous discovery of NDM-1 was made from a patient's urine sample but, by then, the patient had no symptoms and was not ill. Tsang and his team scoured medical journals and reports for other known NDM-1 cases. As of June 18 this year, there have been 306 reported cases of NDM-1 worldwide and 12 deaths. Surprisingly, colistin- an old ...

  4. Swine flu expert tells Hongkongers to get jab

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Respiratory disease expert Dr Zhong Nanshan says the higher mortality rate of swine flu in Hong Kong might be linked to a lower vaccination rate and has advised Hongkongers ... was contracted with the H1N1 strain, so taking the vaccine is a very important measure to prevent the flu,' Zhong said. He said Hongkongers in high risk groups, such as the elderly and pregnant ...

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    US faces mosquito-borne West Nile virus outbreak, as cases climb 60pc

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... officials say is one of the country's biggest-ever outbreaks of the disease. The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday that 1,118 cases and 41 deaths had been reported so far this year, up from less than 700 cases and 26 deaths a week ago. That is the highest number of West Nile virus infections reported through the third week of August since the virus ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New virus strain linked to increase in gastroenteritis cases in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com New virus strain linked to outbreaks in homes for the elderly, kindergartens and hospitals Increase in gastroenteritis cases A virus strain new to Hong Kong may be the reason for an abnormal surge of gastroenteritis cases this month. Outbreaks in places such as homes for the elderly are five times last year's monthly number, while private ...

  7. HIV cases increase

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei Hong Kong saw a record number of new HIV infections last year since the first local patient was diagnosed with the disease in 1984. The 438 new cases last year marked an increase of 12.6 per cent from 389 in 2010. Overall, HIV prevalence in the city is estimated at under 0.1 per cent. That is low by international standards. If more than 1 per cent of the general population ...

  8. HK remedy for severe cases of swine flu HKU remedy for swine flu cases

    Posted Jul 01st 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... last year. The World Health Organisation declared a pandemic in June after 74 countries and territories reported cases. The virus broke out in 214 countries and killed at least 18,209 people. ...

  9. Low risk of rubella in HK babies, says minister

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Hong Kong babies have a low risk of contracting German measles, despite two cases of the highly contagious virus in infants born to mainland mothers ... 'Hongkongers are usually vaccinated against the virus when they are young,' Chow said. 'Around 90 per cent of local girls and women have immunity to the disease, and the children they carry ...

  10. Flu cases prompt new look at vaccine

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Patsy Moy The efficacy of avian flu vaccines has come under question amid fears of the return of an avian flu outbreak in Hong Kong. Following the identification of the virus in a dead bird found in the Cheung Sha Wan Temporary Wholesale P ...




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