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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    First case of Mers virus confirmed in US, in traveller from Saudi Arabia

    Posted May 04th 2014, 06:45am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Infected health care worker from Midwest had recently returned from Saudi Arabia First US case of deadly Mers virus found A health care worker who had travelled to Saudi Arabia ... symptoms, including fever, cough and shortness of breath. The man visited Community Hospital in Munster, Indiana, on April 28 and was admitted that day. Because of his travel history, health ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Second encephalitis case found in Yuen Long

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Ernest Kao

    ... not travel out of Hong Kong in the two weeks before falling sick, but reported being bitten by mosquitoes in Yuen Long, the Centre for Health Protection said yesterday. The woman visited a private ...

  3. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Mers virus unlikely to spread in Asia: World Health Organisation

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... the Philippines and Malaysia, however, have reported cases of patients who apparently caught the virus after travelling to the Middle East. These people had not infected others in their countries, ... risk to almost everyone in the world is extremely low”. Jacobs advised Asians travelling to Saudi Arabia for the Haj in October to take precautions, including conducting proper hygiene ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    First case of Japanese encephalitis confirmed

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... A blood test on June 10 came back negative for Japanese encephalitis but the woman was confirmed with the virus yesterday after a second test on Sunday. The woman had not travelled out of Hong ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak ion West Africa 'totally out of control'

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 01:17am by AP

    ... remain in hiding or continue to travel. And there is still news that burial practices are remaining dangerous." ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    'I could never give up on my HIV-positive son'

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by LO WEI

    ... on my HIV-positive son' Being a single father is not easy. Being a single father with an HIV-infected child is even harder. But when the father is unemployed and has to travel back ... difficult were the three-monthly trips to Hong Kong for treatment and medicine. No longer able to afford a flight, they travelled to Shenzhen by train and booked in at a guest house before crossing ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Travellers to Hong Kong tested for bird flu but it's business as usual in Shenzhen

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 07:38pm by Emily Tsang and He Huifeng

    ... Emily Tsang and He Huifeng in Shenzhen Health Department sends 40 staff to borders as temperature checks beefed up in wake of H7N9 infection, but Shenzhen wet markets still open Travellers to HK tested as Shenzhen stalls Hong Kong has stepped up border checks on travellers as part of a contingency plan after an Indonesian domestic helper who slaughtered and cooked a chicken ...

  8. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Pakistan to ramp up Polio measures after WHO warns virus is re-emerging

    Posted May 06th 2014, 10:51pm by AFP

    ... to patients who travelled to Pakistan. "Special measures will include establishing mandatory immunisation counters at all airports, border crossings and seaports for all travellers," said ... visitors received a polio vaccine between four weeks and a year before travelling abroad. For urgent travel, at least one vaccine dose should be given before departure, according to the emergency ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Chilling admission of a travelling 'serial infector'

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Concord, United States Chilling admission of a travelling 'serial infector' A travelling hospital technician who deliberately infected dozens of patients with hepatitis C via needles tainted with his own blood told investigators he had been stealing drugs for more than a decade and was "killing a lot of people", according to a plea deal ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Think twice before trying camel burger on holiday

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 04:18am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Think twice before trying camel burger on holiday Riding camels, eating them and drinking their raw milk: all are actions travellers should avoid, according to researchers who suspect the animal is a main source of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus. Palm dates might also be off the menu for the more cautious traveller, as bats infected ...




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