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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

    High alert for Ebola needed in Hong Kong, health minister says after emergency meeting

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:54pm by Emily Tsang and Agence France-Presse

    ... would begin to report and test all those who developed fever after travelling to three affected countries in Africa within 21 days. The patients would be placed in one of 59 isolation rooms ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Don’t get a tan, indoors or out, Americans told in skin cancer warning

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 09:19pm by AP

    ... was a 34-year-old television reporter training for a marathon when she found a small red growth the size of a pencil eraser on her lower back. By the time she saw a doctor, the cancer had travelled to her ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    US$100m Ebola emergency response plan unveiled by WHO's Margaret Chan

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by Emily Tsang

    ... and travel security services, said it had received hundreds of assistance requests concerning Ebola, with the number surging fourfold in the past month. "In the past 24 hours, Ebola has grown ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  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 - 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 ...

  9. 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." ...

  10. 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 ...




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