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Scarlet Fever

Girl, 5, in intensive care as scarlet fever cases triple

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.

Thursday, 31 May, 2012, 12:00am

Girl, 5, in intensive care as scarlet fever cases triple

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

Probe as scarlet fever kills girl

The Department of Health has launched an investigation after the death of a 14-year-old girl from scarlet fever yesterday. This follows a 10-fold increase last year in the number of children struck down by the potentially fatal bacteria.

20 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Flesh-eating bug death toll hits new high

A deadly flesh-eating disease has killed more people this year than in the past two years combined.

Five people have died from the bacterial disease so far this year compared to one last year and two in 2009, while 16 people had been admitted to public hospitals by the end of June. Over the whole of 2009, there were 11 admissions.

15 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

'Deadly' mutant bacteria on loose

Mutated bacteria have been found in dozens of patients suffering from scarlet fever it was revealed last night as the Hospital Authority held an emergency meeting to try to stop the spread of the deadly disease.

24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

No halt to scarlet fever's spread

The outbreak of scarlet fever that has killed two children in the city stems from the 'massive use' of antibiotics, the city's top microbiologists say.

The warning by Professor Yuen Kwok-yung came as the disease continued to spread yesterday, with another 28 children, aged one to 10, falling ill - the highest daily toll this year.

23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

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