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Infection

Eye bug caught on rugby trip can cause blindness

A rare eye infection 40 boys suffered while in Singapore for a rugby tournament is resistant to drugs and can cause blindness if not treated properly, doctors say.

Thursday, 24 May, 2012, 12:00am

Eye bug caught on rugby trip can cause blindness

A rare eye infection 40 boys suffered while in Singapore for a rugby tournament is resistant to drugs and can cause blindness if not treated properly, doctors say.

The parasite lives in the cornea, causing painful and itchy red eyes that are sensitive to light.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

Beadman jumps ship as Moore duo under cloud

John Moore's retained jockey, Darren Beadman, yesterday abandoned 2009 Hong Kong Sprint runner-up One World and switched to unheralded Let Me Fight after an injury cloud appeared over the prospects of both One World and star miler Able One ahead of Sunday's internationals.

10 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Transplant unit to resume operations

Queen Mary Hospital's bone marrow transplant unit will reopen today to take new patients, after closing about two weeks ago because of a rare fungal infection that killed a six-year-old leukaemia patient and infected other patients.

25 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Another death possibly linked to rare fungus

Health authorities are investigating the death of a leukaemia patient who could have succumbed to a rare fungal infection that has struck several patients at Queen Mary Hospital, where it has killed a six-year-old boy and led to a one-week suspension of the bone marrow transplant unit.

13 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Keep newborns with mums, hospitals urged

Private hospitals have been urged to strike a better balance between the need for mother-baby contact and preventing infection after doubts were raised over the long-standing practice of keeping babies isolated.

26 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

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