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First Recorded Outbreak of Emerging Infectious Parasite at Hong Kong Rugby Tournament
Mar 22, 2013 | Anonymous

In a letter to the editor in the March 2013 issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases, the Hong Kong Department of Health writes about the first known...

Spotlight: SARS
Oct 2, 2012 | Jason Hayes

Few media-hyped events pose such a lurking, pit-of-your-stomach discomfort as the rapid, global emergence of a new disease. The sound of ambulance...

Scarlet Fever Continues to Spread Throughout Asia
Jun 24, 2011 | healthmap

Earlier this week, we reported that a mutated strain of the bacteria that causes scarlet fever resulted in 2 deaths and a record number of cases in...

Scarlet Fever Kills Two Children in Hong Kong
Jun 21, 2011 | healthmap

A new strain of Scarlet Fever is spreading through Hong Kong. In the past three weeks, two children, a 15-year-old boy and a 7-year-old-girl, became...

Swine Flu Causes Multiple Deaths in Hong Kong and Beijing
Feb 11, 2011 | healthmap

As China ushered in its Lunar New Year this past week, the city of Beijing has reported 11 new cases and 1 death due to H1N1 since February 2nd. So...

Avian Influenza Returns
Dec 15, 2010 | healthmap

In recent weeks, avian influenza has returned to news headlines in several countries. On November 19th, a new human case of H5N1 was confirmed in a...

Avian Influenza Case in Hong Kong
Nov 23, 2010 | healthmap

Hong Kong reported its first diagnosis of H5N1 (avian influenza) since 2003.  The 59 year old female patient had recently returned from a trip to...