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Viruses

Farmers face daunting bills for hepatitis C

The average cost of inpatient treatment for hepatitis C on the mainland is more than the average annual income of farmers, a national survey has found.

Sunday, 29 July, 2012, 12:00am

Dirty needles probe as virus infects 100

Guangdong's health department is investigating the cause of more than 100 hepatitis C infections in a neighbourhood in Zijin county that residents have blamed on a local clinic.

A department official confirmed that more than 100 cases of hepatitis C had been recorded in the county this year.

24 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Aiming to end deadly liver disease

Philanthropist Laura Chen has an ambitious goal. She wants to eradicate hepatitis B.

Chen, head of the Zeshan Foundation, a private philanthropy arm of the Chen family, which made its fortune as a property developer through the Hang Lung Group, is confident the goal is achievable, although it will take time.

27 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Shanghai doctors find vital liver test

Patients may one day be able to have a blood test costing just 100 yuan (HK$122) to discover whether they have hepatitis B, cirrhosis or liver cancer, even if their tumour is as small as two centimetres in diameter, thanks to research by a Shanghai medical team.

19 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

A common disease that proves hard to stomach

'Tis the season to be jolly, but also for gastroenteritis, a common disease that's also known as stomach, or gastric, flu. It's not positive news for the festive period, though it can be prevented easily by taking simple precautions.

Gastroenteritis is usually a mild disease and can be caused by a variety of pathogens (disease-causing agents).

29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Liver of no return

Hepatitis B, with half a million carriers in this city, is a disease that haunts the medical and patient community. One in four sufferers dies from liver cancer, cirrhosis or other complications.

16 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Uphill battle to bring hepatitis under control

After coming down with a fever on Sunday, 58-year-old Yu Yaping was rushed by his wife to the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Centre which specialises in infectious diseases.

29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Ignorance of hepatitis B widespread

Do you know that one in 12 adults in Hong Kong is a hepatitis B carrier? If you don't, you're not alone. Seventy per cent of respondents to a recent survey didn't know either.

28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Report due on foreign direct investment

InvestHK will announce the results of the latest World Investment Report 2011, released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. The report will highlight Hong Kong's foreign direct investment performance last year and make forecasts.

27 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

21 fall ill at home for elderly

8 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Undercooked pig liver brings risk of hepatitis E

As winter weather closes in, Hongkongers who enjoy hotpot have been reminded to be extra careful about eating pig livers, as they could transmit hepatitis E if not fully cooked.

More than 100 cases of hepatitis E were reported this year, compared with 90 in 2008 and 73 in 2009, Centre for Health Protection statistics showed.

31 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Good health easy to maintain nowadays

There is a huge variety of diseases in the world. People will suffer if they are not treated. Luckily we have advanced technology and medicine. In the past, patients didn't have access to things that we now take for granted, so many of them died due to insufficient treatment. Modern technology avoids many tragedies.

18 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Cancer patient dies after doctor overlooks hepatitis B

A cancer patient died after a doctor failed to read her medical report proprly and assumed the patient did not suffer from hepatitis B. As a result, the doctor failed to administer crucial antiviral therapy during treatment for her lymphoma.

31 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Flu breakthrough sows vital seeds for future

Since the first bird flu outbreak in 1997 and the Sars crisis in 2003, Hong Kong scientists have done a phenomenal job in leading the world in understanding and fighting the deadly diseases. Largely thanks to their work, our city's bio-defences have been if not impregnable, at least highly effective.

2 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Killer who stabbed 16 children had hepatitis B

The man who stabbed 16 schoolchildren and a teacher at a primary school in Leizhou , Guangdong, last month was a hepatitis B patient who was forced to leave his job because of his illness, an anti-discrimination activist and local media revealed.

18 May 2010 - 12:00am

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