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2012-07-10 07:10:48

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Health Ministry of Cambodia and the World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced that a virus connected to hand, foot, and mouth disease may be the mysterious cause of illness in a number of children in Cambodia that began in April. According to Reuters Health, hand, foot, and mouth disease is generally found in infants and children. The illness, otherwise known as EV-71, is spread through direct contact of the feces, mucus,...

2012-03-05 10:39:06

Researchers have discovered critical new details about the structure of a virus that causes potentially fatal brain swelling and paralysis in children, pointing toward designs for antiviral drugs to treat the disease. The virus, called enterovirus 71, causes hand, foot and mouth disease, and is common throughout the world. Although that disease usually is not fatal, the virus has been reported to cause encephalitis, a potentially fatal illness found primarily in the Asia-Pacific region....

2009-06-05 12:10:40

Hand, foot and mouth disease has killed one baby in South Korea and left another brain dead, health authorities said Friday. One 12-month-old baby died from the disease May 13 and a second 12-month-old has been diagnosed as brain dead after being hospitalized late last month, the nation's Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs said. Both babies were infected with enterovirus 71, also known as EV71, which causes vomiting, fever and rashes and can result in paralysis and meningitis,...

2009-04-12 19:24:20

Hand-foot-mouth disease has claimed the lives of at least 15 children in Heze in eastern China, officials said Sunday. The Shandong provincial health department said Heze had reported 5,770 cases of the contagious disease as of Saturday, with 341 considered severe, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported. A total of 4,549 victims had recovered, the report said. A Health Ministry official said the disease had killed 50 children nationwide as of April 7, with 115,000 cases reported,...

2009-04-09 08:50:00

BEIJING, April 9 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NYSE Amex: SVA), a leading developer and provider of vaccines in China, today announced the Company's unaudited financial results for the three and twelve month periods ended December 31, 2008. Full Year 2008 Financial Highlights -- Record full year 2008 sales increasing 39% year-over-year to $46.5 million -- Sold 6.93 million doses of Healive(R) in 2008, up from 5.12 million in 2007 -- Record full...

2009-04-09 07:57:00

BEIJING, April 9 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NYSE Amex: SVA), a leading developer and provider of vaccines in China, today announced the Company's unaudited financial results for the three and twelve month periods ended December 31, 2008. Full Year 2008 Financial Highlights -- Record full year 2008 sales increasing 39% year-over-year to $46.5 million -- Sold 6.93 million doses of Healive(R) in 2008, up from 5.12 million in 2007 -- Record full...

2009-04-08 08:28:05

An outbreak of hand-foot-and-mouth disease in China has killed 18 children in less than a week and left 195 others in serious condition, health authorities say. The dead are among 19,922 cases of the childhood disease recorded in Henan province, China's Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday. Zhou Yong, a spokesman for the Henan Provincial Health Administration, says 4,244 children have been discharged from local hospitals after being treated for the illness. Officials said they fear more...

2008-10-08 00:00:36

KUCHING: Sarawak is on high alert for the hand, foot and mouth disease after one Enterovirus 71 (EV71) case was detected following the death of a 4-year-old boy from Sibu last week. Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan said the Health Department was stepping up prevention and control measures. From the department's statistics released yesterday, 5,686 cases of HFMD had been reported so far this year. Kuching received the highest number of reported cases with 2,187, followed by...

2008-09-23 09:01:09

BEIJING, Sept. 23 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. , a leading developer and provider of vaccines in China, today announced it has initiated development of a vaccine human enterovirus 71, EV 71, which causes hand, foot, and mouth disease (or HFMD). In collaboration with China the CDC, Sinovac will be supplied with epidemiology study results from the outbreak area, which will facilitate the Company's vaccine research and development initiatives. Mr. Weidong Yin, President and CEO,...


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