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  • Dec 19, 2014
  • Updated: 9:26am


Experts unsure of EV-71 link to Cambodia deaths

Local health experts say they would need more information about the virulent strain of hand, foot and mouth disease that has killed dozens of children in Cambodia before they can determine what, if any, risk it poses to local children.

Saturday, 14 July, 2012, 12:00am

City Digest

Coroner takes case of boy, four, who died in hospital

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

In Brief

School superintendent jailed for conspiracy to defraud

18 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

8 infections prompt fourth school closure

A fourth school has been closed after eight pupils were found infected with a highly contagious virus that may cause the hand, foot and mouth disease.

2 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Parents warned of early onset of hand, foot and mouth disease

Parents have been warned to protect their children against hand, foot and mouth disease, which affects schools and kindergartens each summer, after signs of an unusually early onset of the illness this year.

Seventeen cases of the disease were found in the city last month, compared to five cases in March last year and eight in the same month of 2007.

2 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

EV71 infections may surge from October, health centre warns

Schools have been reminded of a possible surge in enterovirus 71 (EV71) infections from October, as the number of cases so far this year have reached 79, the highest in a decade.

The EV71 strain, apart from causing hand, food and mouth disease, can cause severe neurological diseases in children.

28 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Alarm at death of second child, 3

Minister worried by latest mystery fatality

Another child has died hours after being admitted to a public hospital, feverish and vomiting, in the second such mysterious fatality this week.

15 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Hand, foot, mouth symptoms at nursery

Classes at a kindergarten in Tseung Kwan O have been suspended for two weeks after a four-year-old girl had symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease. Eight children and a teacher came down with symptoms last month. Meanwhile, a two-year-old Shenzhen boy has been confirmed as having the enterovirus-71 infection, pushing the number of cases this year to 43.

4 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Classes halted over EV71 outbreak

A primary school in Tin Shui Wai is to suspend junior classes for two weeks from today because of a spate of hand, foot and mouth disease.

The suspension at the W F Joseph Lee Primary School follows similar moves at two other schools this month because of enterovirus 71 infections.

22 May 2008 - 12:00am

Two new EV71 cases confirmed

The Centre for Health Protection has confirmed two more cases of enterovirus 71 infection, taking the total for the year to 22. A one-year-old boy developed a fever and rash over his hands and feet on May 7 and was admitted to United Christian Hospital. He was discharged last Tuesday. A two-year-old girl developed similar symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease on May 12.

20 May 2008 - 12:00am

Two children fall ill with intestinal virus

Two new cases of children infected by the intestinal virus EV71 have triggered an alarm about more possible cross-border infections.

7 May 2008 - 12:00am

EV71 virus confirmed for deaths in Guangdong

The virus which has killed 22 children in Anhui province has spread to Guangdong as two infants who died in Foshan were confirmed positive for enterovirus 71.

Infections from the deadly intestinal virus, EV71, increased to nearly 5,000, Xinhua reported yesterday.

4 May 2008 - 12:00am

Schools ordered to close amid cover-up claims over killer virus

Amid media claims of a cover-up about a virus that has killed 20 children in a month, authorities in Fuyang , Anhui province , have ordered kindergartens to close in a belated attempt to contain the spread of the disease.

30 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Enterovirus case confirmed

30 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Third pupil infected with Enterovirus-71

The Centre for Health Protection has put the Po Leung Kuk Lek Yeun Nursery in Sha Tin under surveillance following confirmation that a third pupil has been infected with Enterovirus-71. The girl, four, developed mouth ulcers and blisters on her hands and feet last week, but has not required admission to hospital. Two boys at the nursery were also confirmed to have EV-71 on May 26 and June 1.

5 Jun 2007 - 12:00am