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  1. Ten contacts of patients refuse Tamiflu and opt to stay in quarantine

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Martin Wong

    ... Ella Lee and Martin Wong Ten people who had been in contact with swine flu patients refused to take Tamiflu and opted to remain under quarantine on the first day that the government enforced a new strategy to combat the disease. The government yesterday a ...

  2. WHO not backing call for exit screening

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Martin Wong

    ... Ella Lee and Martin Wong A call by Hong Kong for the United States to screen outgoing passengers to stop swine flu cases being exported has failed to win strong backing from the World Health Organisation. The WHO's western Pacific regional office, in ...

  3. Outbreak not major threat to regional travel, James Tien says

    Posted Apr 30th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Hong Kong Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun hopes the outbreak of swine flu will not hurt travel within the region too much given the relatively low incidence of the disease in Asia so far. Mr Tien said Hong Kong's experience wit ...

  4. Sixth patient dies of fungal infection

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok, Martin Wong

    ... Danny Mok and Martin Wong The Hospital Authority has found another rare fungal infection in a dead leukaemia patient, who had taken a contaminated drug made by Hong Kong-based manufacturer Europharm. The patient is the sixth such reported case. The 50-yea ...

  5. Bug kills Ocean Park sturgeon, but two ill fish out of danger

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Ocean Park has lost its second sturgeon, this time from an infection that staff are still trying to identify. Two of the remaining eight sturgeon had shown similar symptoms and were moved out of their aquarium. They were now out of danger, a p ...

  6. Five more cases of ciguatera

    Posted May 18th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Five people have developed suspected ciguatera poisoning after eating fish, bringing to 42 the number affected by the potentially lethal toxin this month. All fell ill after eating a variety of lyretail, the Centre for Health Protection said. ...

  7. Adoptions 'could prevent' babies being abandoned

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Kobi Chan, Martin Wong

    ... boy but also her family. Unable to have a baby, she had at first been unwilling to adopt 'due to traditional Chinese thinking that the biological mother and the one who raises a child ...

  8. Man with dengue fever in stable condition

    Posted Aug 07th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A 48-year-old man has been diagnosed with dengue fever after returning from a vacation in Malaysia. The Centre for Health Protection said yesterday that the man developed a fever and diarrhoea on July 31 after taking the trip with his family l ...

  9. Hongkonger's outstanding achievement

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Mickey Yan Wai-kiu, 38, has been selected as one of 10 Outstanding Young Persons of the World by the Junior Chamber International. Mr Yan- who was one of the 10 Outstanding Young Persons Award winners last year for providing voluntary cleaning ...

  10. Warning on rural bug after man dies

    Posted Jun 01st 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Health officials have warned the public about a potentially fatal bug lurking in the countryside after the sudden death of a man last week. Chromobacterium violaceum was found in an abscess and the blood of a Civil Aid Services worker, 40, who ...




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