Necrotising fasciitis is a bacterial infection that attacks the soft tissue and fascia that bind together muscles and organs.Sunday, 19 August, 2012, 10:05am
Ronald Ancheta counted the days until he would join his wife in Hong Kong so they could live together for the first time in their nine-year marriage. Their dream lasted just one week, cut short by something they could never have imagined.19 Aug 2012 - 10:01am
All newly enrolled students and people working in the food, drugs and cosmetics industries should be screened for tuberculosis to prevent the spread of the highly contagious disease, according to a draft amendment to a health rule.
The amendment to the TB Prevention and Control Regulation was put up for a month's public consultation on Wednesday.17 Aug 2012 - 4:17am
Inflation continues falling trend with 3.7pc in June24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
A recent breakthrough in the global war against tuberculosis has not only raised hopes for the millions of people living with the disease, it has also highlighted what can be achieved through joint international medical research.12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
If you're leaving town with pets in tow, the top tip is to start planning as far in advance as possible.
'The main consideration is the import requirements for the country the animal will travel to,' says Stacy Tucker of Ferndale Kennels.
'Some countries are easy but others, like Australia, can take five or six months to prepare an animal for entry.'3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
A five-year-old girl was said last night to be in a critical condition with scarlet fever, as figures showed the number of cases in the city has tripled since last year.
The girl is being cared for in the paediatric intensive care unit at the United Christian Hospital in Kwun Tong, the Department of Health said.31 May 2012 - 12:00am
Secretary for Education Michael Suen Ming-yeung was admitted to hospital yesterday with a broken arm following a fall at his home.
A spokesman for the Education Bureau said Suen, 68, was in a stable condition and would stay in hospital for the next two days.26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
With a global health fund withdrawing, the mainland is scrambling to find the means to support its fight against tuberculosis, which the WHO estimates infects 1.3 million mainlanders every year.24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
In an ambitious effort to stem the deadly tide of TB and deadly multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) around the world, international non-profit organisation TB Alliance yesterday launched a clinical trial to test a novel drug combination in both patients with TB and MDR-TB.
The announcement comes ahead of World TB Day on Saturday.20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Worker wins HK$0.5m for exposure to chemical21 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Education minister Michael Suen Ming-yeung returned to his office at government headquarters in Admiralty yesterday, saying he had fully recovered from legionnaires' disease. This was despite the minister needing an extra day of sick leave after initially resuming work on Monday.12 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Unused water pipes and taps may be disconnected from the water supply at the new government headquarters in Admiralty to prevent the growth of legionella or other bacteria, lawmakers were told yesterday.11 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
The water at the new government headquarters in Admiralty is safe to use, a microbiology specialist says, after tests conducted following disinfection found all but one of more than 200 samples free of a potentially fatal bacteria.10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Education secretary Michael Suen Ming-yeung was among 17 reported cases of legionnaires' disease last year, the seventh straight year in which case figures have hit double digits.10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am