Streptococcus Suis

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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



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

Carcasses put heavy burden on farmers

The Hong Kong government will not help farmers transport pig carcasses weighing more than 200kg to disposal stations because their farms are private businesses, officials said yesterday.

4 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Sichuan hit by the most toxic form of bacteria, say experts

Sichuan province has been hit by the most toxic of the 35 strains of swine Streptococcus suis bacteria, according to a Ministry of Health expert.

Chen Zhihai , head of the ministry's clinical expert team sent to the infected area, said the Sichuan outbreak was the largest the world had seen, with 38 people dead and 206 infected.

4 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Action in HK too harsh, say farmers

Farmers say the Hong Kong government is being too harsh in its enforcement of stepped-up hygiene measures in the wake of the outbreak of a deadly disease among pigs in Sichuan .

The complaints followed the issuing of three summonses in a week for the disposal of pig carcasses outside authorised collection points.

3 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Pig-borne disease claims two more

Death toll climbs to 36, with 17 new cases, as Beijing increases checks of its pork markets

Mainland authorities continued seizing pork products from Sichuan yesterday, as an outbreak of the pig-borne disease claimed two more lives, taking the death toll to 36.

2 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Health Department requires doctors to report pig-borne disease

Updated at 7.17pm: The Health Department said on Monday Hong Kong doctors must now notify it of any suspected or confirmed cases of the pig-borne disease - which has killed 36 people in China.

Director of Health Lam Ping-yan said the government would gazette the new requirement on Tuesday.

1 Aug 2005 - 12:00am