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Streptococcus Suis

In Brief

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Tuesday, 1 April, 2008, 12:00am

Butcher is third victim of pig-borne disease in eight days

A part-time butcher has become the latest victim of the pig-borne disease Streptococcus suis.

The 54-year-old, who lives in Aberdeen, developed fever, headache and neck pain nearly two weeks ago. He was admitted to hospital on Tuesday and was stable yesterday.

26 May 2007 - 12:00am

Pork warning after woman falls ill

The Centre for Health Protection issued a warning to handle pork carefully after a 79-year-old Chai Wan woman fell critically ill with Streptococcus suis, a bacteria caught from pigs, the first infection reported this year. The woman developed a fever on May 7 and was admitted to hospital on May 11, where she is in critical condition.

16 May 2007 - 12:00am

Pig disease strikes tenth Hong Kong victim

A 79-year-old woman was critically ill last night with the pig-borne disease Streptococcus suis, taking the number of Hong Kong infections to 10 this year.

News of the latest case came as Guangdong authorities revealed they had dealt with four recent cases of the bacterial infection - one fatal.

23 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

HK reports 11th victim of pig-borne disease

Updated at 6.41pm: Hong Kong health authorities on Tuesday afternoon confirmed the territory?s 11th case of pig-borne disease ? which has now killed 40 people in the mainland.

The Health Department said the latest case of Streptococcus suis involved a 62-year-old woman.

23 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

HK teams check pork in Shenzhen, Henan

Health and animal inspectors will be sent to Henan province on Monday to determine if its pork products are safe. A different team went to Shenzhen yesterday for the same purpose.

20 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

FLESH, FISH AND FEAR

HOW THE SCARES DEVELOPED

July 23 Centre for Health Protection (CHP) issues alert to hospital emergency wards and public on pig-related deaths due to unknown cause in Sichuan. It issues a set of preventive guidelines

July 25 CHP told by Ministry of Health that affected people in Sichuan are suffering from Streptococcus suis infection

19 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Pork traders bemoan massive losses

Customers steer clear of the meat in HK and Henan following Sichuan disease outbreak

Hong Kong pork vendors and frozen pork exporters in Henan yesterday bemoaned a massive loss of business as customers steered clear of the meat amid the scare over a fatal pig-borne disease outbreak in Sichuan .

17 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Elderly HK woman falls victim to pig disease

Another Hong Kong resident was confirmed yesterday to have contracted the pig-borne disease Streptococcus suis, bringing the number of infections this year to eight.

The disease has killed 39 of 214 people infected in Sichuan province .

The latest case involves a 78-year-old woman from Mongkok, according to the Centre for Health Protection (CHP).

11 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Pig infections

What's all the fuss about this pig infection in south-western China?

We're getting mixed signals. On the one hand, we're told that there's no danger to Hong Kong. On the other hand, the organism responsible, streptococcus suis, has been made a notifiable disease - something usually only done when an infectious agent poses a serious threat to humans.

8 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

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