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  1. Dog escapes sterilisation after biting vet and nurse at clinic

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo The owner of a black and white husky took the dog to a clinic in Wan Chai to get it sterilised yesterday, but the three-old-year pooch clearly had his own feelings about the operation. All was going to plan as staff at the headquarters for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals injected the dog with a tranquilliser and took it into the operation room ...

  2. No time to waste against superbugs

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The admission by top University of Hong Kong microbiologist Ho Pak-leung that outbreaks of a drug-resistant superbug in hospitals and the community are 'slightly out of control' is worrying. Resistance to the most powerful available drugs in a g ...

  3. Dog attacks clinic staff

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Timothy Chui A dog escaped being desexed after biting his vet and nurse at a Wan Chai clinic, the South China Morning Post reported. The husky was given sleeping drugs before the surgery. The vet was about to give the dog a painkiller when it attacked him. The vet was bitten on the right hand. The nurse was bitten on the left hand. The nurse fainted after being bitten. Both were ...

  4. Dozens play safe and head for a check-up as flu clinics open

    Posted Jun 14th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Dozens of people with flu-like symptoms visited the eight designated flu clinics for treatment on their first day in operation yesterday, including some with only minor symptoms. Banners proclaiming 'designated flu clinic' and 'contingency notices' have been posted outside the buildings. Stations for prioritising patients based on the severity ...

  5. HA allocates 11 clinics for patients with flu-like symptoms: report

    Posted Mar 09th 2004, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... CARYN YAP Updated at 1.54pm: The Hospital Authority late on Monday allocated 14 general out-patient clinics to treat patients suffering from influenza-like illnesses, Xinhua reported on Tuesday. An HA spokesman said clinics on Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories were open to people who had recently visited poultry farms or had flu-like symptoms- such as fevers, ...

  6. Drug-resistant bugs 'widespread' in food animals

    Posted Oct 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang More than 95 per cent of animal faeces contained E coli resistant to many antibiotics, a recent study has found, and scientists fear the bacteria could be passed to humans through eating meat. In a recent study by the University of Hong Kong, ...

  7. Scientist urges action to halt deadly superbug

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Hong Kong scientists have decoded the genetic make-up of an 'almost incurable' super-drug-resistant bug. The findings prompted a warning to the city's authorities to take precautions before it is too late. NDM-1 is a rogue enzym ...

  8. More contaminated ice cream found

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Kobi Chan, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Kobi Chan Food authorities were hard-pressed to explain why they only announced yesterday that a second Circle K shop was found to be selling soft ice cream containing a high quantity of faecal bacteria. A sample of the ice cream at a ...

  9. So how clean are your dishes?

    Posted Jun 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... Wynnie Chan If the answer is 'not very', you may need a more scientific approach to washing up If you can't stand the heat should you stay out of the kitchen? Or at least keep your hands off the washing up? Everyone knows that Hong Kong peo ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Visitors to Macau up 15pc to 25m last year Nearly 25 million visitors arrived in Macau last year, a 15 per cent year-on-year increase, the director of the city's Tourist Office, Joao Manuel Costa Antunes, said yesterday. Visitors' spending betwe ...




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