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  1. News - Hong Kong - SARS ANNIVERSARY

    Early quarantine best way to avert Sars-like outbreak: health chief

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Swift isolation of suspected cases is at the core of the government's strategy to prevent another epidemic, the health minister says Fast action ... That scene, which emerged in 2003 and then again in 2009, may return to haunt Hongkongers if another epidemic strikes. Ten years from the dark days of the 2003 Sars crisis, the health chief who ...

  2. No health fears as diners seek wild game on thriving black market

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... of Beijing-based WWF-China's species programme. Mr Fan said farmed civet cats presented the same health risks as wild ones because both were unregulated and carried similar viruses. 'Exotic ... and all of us are in good health,' he said. Mr Mo said he had about 200 civet cats on his licensed farm and a mature animal was worth 1,000 yuan or 220 yuan per kg, triple his initial ...

  3. Mainland assesses health risks for Olympics

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Public health authorities in Beijing have promised to rate about 35,000 restaurants by the end of this year as part of efforts to have comprehensive public health safeguards in place for next year's Olympics. The four-tier rating system is designed to reflect each eatery's hygiene and food safety precautions. Health officials will publish a safe-restaurant ...

  4. Students clean up their act in university health drive

    Posted Mar 21st 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... of bushland behind the De La Salle University Health Science building at a campus south of Manila when he was hit by a brainwave. He realised he should turn part of that forest into a park ... and Macau. Based on the WHO's Healthy Cities concept, 35 tertiary institutions from 10 countries and cities signed a declaration on March 10 to promote the concept of health-promoting campuses. ...

  5. Health chief 'put residents at risk'

    Posted Feb 29th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Doctor claims minister said some people would have to be sacrificed, Sars inquiry told Health chief Yeoh Eng-kiong had risked the health of all 17,000 residents in Amoy Gardens, ... the secretary for health, welfare and food had agreed with his theory that rats were carrying the virus in the Amoy Gardens outbreak, yet he had tried to halt an inquiry into the rodents' role ...

  6. Prime time for public health

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Coming soon to a theatre near you: public health, the movie. This seemed a distinct possibility as the World Health Organisation (WHO) wrapped up its annual regional meeting last Friday and participants made a call for the 'glamorisation' of one of medicine's more neglected niches. Public health has long been seen as the poor cousin to clinical medicine and surgery, ...

  7. No time for muddle on public health

    Posted May 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this can be sustained. Reminders of the dangers that threaten public health are not hard to find. Yesterday, hygiene officials warned the risk of a dengue fever outbreak has reached alarming ... and other parts of Asia this year. But it was another warning signal. So was the re-emergence of Sars in Beijing. With public health threats such as these ever present, there is a pressing need ...

  8. Sars was like facing a war, says health boss

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... infection control measures among frontline workers. The Hospital Authority board did not address the issue until April 22, two months after Guangdong health authorities confirmed a Sars outbreak ...

  9. Health chief admits Sars flaws

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... More could have been done by officials to stay in touch with private hospitals Health chief Yeoh Eng-kiong yesterday acknowledged that there were problems in communication between health ... had largely been left to fend for themselves during the emergency. 'There is room for improvement in communications with private hospitals,' Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Dr ...

  10. Borders to be crossed on health research

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the virus not seen last year were the University of Hong Kong lab at Queen Mary Hospital and the government virus unit at the Department of Health. Both are part of the World Health Organisation's international network for Sars diagnosis. The samples arrived in the city after the Ministry of Health in Beijing had been called to help clarify inconclusive results and after scientists ...




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