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

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

Enterovirus warning

The Centre for Health Protection warned people to guard against enterovirus 71 (EV 71) after a nine-month-old was confirmed to have the disease. The girl was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital on July 12 after developing a fever and rash. She was discharged on Sunday. Eight cases of EV 71 infections have been reported to the centre this year.

21 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Another pork bacteria case

A 59-year-old Chinese herbs dealer was yesterday confirmed to have the pig-borne Streptococcus suis infection, the fifth case this year.

The man was in stable condition at North District Hospital where he was admitted last Friday.

The case was classified as local as the man had no recent travel history.

31 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Long road to recovery heading for roof of world

When adventure racer Ryan Blair reaches the roof of the world in the European Alps next weekend, he will have climbed more than a mountain. Fifteen months ago, the 33-year-old American suffered a serious abdominal infection that nearly cost him his life. What was supposed to be a routine appendectomy turned into a major ordeal for one of Hong Kong's top adventure athletes.

11 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

HK warned after 75pc rise in liver fluke disease

The infection rate of the most common food-borne parasitic disease on the mainland has increased by 75 per cent since 1990, according to a nationwide survey.

17 May 2005 - 12:00am

Preventative steps

Staying healthy

A balanced diet, regular exercise and sufficient rest are the basis of a strong immune system.

Boost your immunity with supplements, such as omega-3 fatty acids, glyco-nutrients, and vitamin and mineral supplements. Ask your doctor for advice.

If you're ill

Don't take antibiotics unless you have a bacterial infection.

31 May 2004 - 12:00am


The elderly gentleman Chan Yat-biu who lost his companion monkey Kam Ying has every reason to be sad and melancholic.

It is also understandable that the public has reacted very strongly regarding this incident.

This is a bad case of big government against a poor, lonely old man whose only solace in life is in the comfort afforded to him by a small rhesus monkey.

25 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Infection rules out Silver Wisp

ENGLISH Derby third Silver Wisp has been struck down by a bacterial infection that rules him out of the Hongkong International Cup at Sha Tin on April 18.

25 Mar 1993 - 12:00am