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Infectious Diseases

Alertness towards infectious diseases drops

Ten years after the first Sars patient died at the start of what turned out to be a major epidemic outbreak, Hongkongers’ alertness towards infectious diseases like Sars and personal hygiene has dropped, a survey finds.

Monday, 4 March, 2013, 8:41pm

Hong Kong must keep up constant vigilance against deadly viruses

Thankfully, Hong Kong's first suspected case of a deadly new Sars-like virus is a false alarm. The Centre for Health Protection confirmed a four-year old Saudi Arabian boy had suffered only from a common type of influenza. However, the negative test result for the novel coronavirus does not mean we can drop our guard.

11 Oct 2012 - 2:22am

From the experts: World Sepsis Day

Sepsis is one of the most common deadly diseases; yet it is one of the least well known. Every hour, about 1,000 people die from sepsis worldwide. The disease kills more people than HIV/Aids, prostate cancer and breast cancer combined.

11 Sep 2012 - 9:31am

Virus puts the boot into team

The public health agency of Seattle and King County in the US state of Washington received a call alerting it to an outbreak of acute gastroenteritis among participants at a soccer tournament held in the county one weekend.

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

15 got dysentery on trip to Cambodia in June

About 15 of the 32 people on a Wing On Travel tour fell ill with bacillary dysentery on a trip to Cambodia from June 13 to 17, the Centre for Health Protection. A woman, 58, was treated at Pok Oi Hospital, and 11 got medical aid in Cambodia and after returning home. All were in stable condition.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Fifth person this month dies collecting clams

23 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Patient-focused staff in short supply during son's stay in public hospitals

As a frequent visitor to Hong Kong for almost 20 years, I have always loved the city's excellence and efficiency.

However, the recent hospitalisation of our five-month-old Down's syndrome son has revealed significant, systemic problems with some aspects of hospital care and facilities.

9 Apr 2012 - 12:00am