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  1. No new Sars cases as caution pays off

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Harry Doran Inspection teams to check bio-security in labs and hospitals across country Mainland officials reported no new Sars cases yesterday as authorities stepped up efforts to control the latest outbreak, which has been linked to a security breach in ...

  2. Clean seawater the key to cholera fight

    Posted Sep 15th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Seafood restaurants and wet markets will always face the risk of cholera contamination unless the government helps ensure a clean seawater supply, says the catering sector representative in Legco. 'If the government genuinely wants to help revitalise ...

  3. Ministers may lose their private toilets to beat bug

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Unused water pipes and taps may be disconnected from the water supply at the new government headquarters in Admiralty to prevent the growth of legionella or other bacteria, lawmakers were told yesterday. Leung Koon-kee, th ...

  4. Homes for aged spread superbug

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ella Lee ella.lee@scmp.com The city's main disease-prevention agency is sending infection-control teams to homes for the elderly which have become a breeding ground for a deadly, drug-resistant superbug. Homes with poor infection control have become ...

  5. City Digest

    Posted Jun 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Former barrister jailed for child sex offences Former barrister Chan Kin-lik was jailed for 21/2 years yesterday for posing as a policeman to induce a 10-year-old girl to remove her clothes and for taking nude pictures of a 13-year-old girl by intimidatin ...

  6. Warning issued on tainted fish

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Centre for Food Safety warned consumers yesterday not to eat a particular batch of fresh-frozen salted croaker because of possible contamination with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that can cause botulism, a potentially fatal illness. The centre a ...

  7. Medi watch

    Posted Dec 31st 2007, 12:00am by Ned Lydon

    ... By Ned Lydon ned.lydon@gmail.com Return of STD blamed on gay men Syphilis, the sexual scourge of 19th-century bohemians, is on the rise across Europe, with experts blaming high-risk sex among gay men. A bacterial disease whose symptoms include ulcers, sor ...

  8. 112 students struck down by hepatitis

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang More than 100 middle school students in Guangxi have been infected with hepatitis A in an epidemic blamed on contaminated drinking water and poor hygiene, mainland media said yesterday. The first of the 112 hepatitis A patients from the Fengsha ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Yuen Long villagers in fear after fish die in 'contaminated stream'

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... water is too alkaline for raising fish," said Dr Paul Shin Kam-shing of City University's department of biology and chemistry. "The fish may have died of suffocation as the highly ...

  10. Forewarned is forearmed

    Posted Feb 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Margaret Cheng

    ... Margaret Cheng With meningitis outbreaks in Anhui, Jiangsu and other parts of the mainland, 98 cases of meningococcaemia in the Philippines, avian influenza in Vietnam and 67 cases of dengue haemorrhagic fever in East Timor, people can be forgiven for fea ...




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