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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak will take ‘six months’ to bring under control, says MSF

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:13am by AFP

    ... faster, and moving faster, than we can respond to,” MSF (Doctors Without Borders) chief Joanne Liu told reporters in Geneva, saying it could take six months to get the upper hand. “It is like ... available for Ebola, which the WHO has declared a global public health emergency. It has also authorised the use of largely untested treatments in efforts to combat the disease. Hard-hit nations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574152/ebola-outbreak-toll-has-been-vastly-underestimated-warns-who
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    WHO report admits incompetent staff failed to combat Ebola outbreak

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:53am by AP

    ... along with Sierra Leone and Liberia, is one of the hardest-hit nations in the current outbreak, with 843 deaths so far blamed on Ebola. At a meeting of WHO's network of outbreak experts ... later, Chan received a six-page letter from the agency's network of experts, spelling out what they saw as severe shortcomings in WHO's response to the deadly virus. "This (was) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1618860/who-report-admits-incompetent-staff-failed-combat-ebola-outbreak
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    EU ministers meet over Ebola as Oxfam warns epidemic could become 'disaster of our generation'

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

    ... with an impassioned appeal to the world's nations to pitch in, saying the "time for talking or theorising is over". "This fight requires a commitment from every nation that has ... from Ebola this week just three months after fears the virus could spread through the nation. Senegal was declared free of the disease on Friday. In Spain, doctors were waiting for tests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620176/eu-ministers-meet-over-ebola-oxfam-warns-epidemic-could-become-disaster
  4. 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

    ... Chinese nationals live in Africa, with about 10,000 in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. Mao Qunan, a spokesman for China's National Health and Family Planning Commission, said in addition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1620916/chinas-rich-and-corporations-lag-fight-against-ebola-world-food-programme
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Dengue fever cases top 21,000 in Guangdong

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:23pm by Mimi Lau

    ... The authorities had reported 10,743 cases on September 27. Six people have died of the disease. Guangzhou officials pledged about a fortnight ago to contain the outbreak in about "two to three ... in which blood pressure drops dangerously low. The number of dengue fever cases reported so far this year is about five times higher than in the same period last year. Five of the six who have died ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1610624/dengue-fever-cases-top-20000-guangdong
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong takes extra steps to block spread of Ebola virus

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

    ... the five nations affected by Ebola and ask if they have filled in the questionnaire," chief port health officer Dr Edwin Tsui Lok-kin said. Tsui said about 15 passengers holding passports from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620840/hong-kong-takes-extra-steps-block-spread-ebola-virus
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola fears in US spark overzealous measures against virus

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

    ... they were acting out of an abundance of caution. The reports came as Obama urged Americans to keep the Texas Ebola cases "in perspective", saying that in a nation of more than 300 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620108/ebola-fears-us-spark-overzealous-measures-against-virus
  8. 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

    ... of Ebola. The general administration considers the matter of high importance and frequently inspects checkpoints in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou," he said. The national quarantine ... of patients who die from the disease will be cremated. The National Health and Family Planning Commission said earlier that China faced a growing risk of imported cases because of the increasing trade ...

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

    Mainland orders local governments to review Ebola preparations

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

    ... ordered local governments to review whether public health facilities are prepared to handle Ebola cases. The National Health and Family Planning Commission asked local authorities to keep ... up the response to the virus that has killed nearly 4,500 people. France said it would start health checks this weekend for all air passengers from Guinea, one of the worst-hit nations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1617972/mainland-orders-local-governments-review-ebola-preparations
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Modern approach no threat to age-old Chinese medicine techniques

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

    ... as well as patients' histories. The pharmacy offers Chinese medicine services in six of its outlets across the city. A consultation which includes treatment of two doses of concentrated ...

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

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