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  1. Illness in Canada puts HK on alert

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Hong Kong is to strengthen surveillance against Sars, which could include more checks on travellers. The move follows reports of a mysterious outbreak of a respiratory illness at Canadian nursing homes that appears to be caused by the same virus that caus ...

  2. Patient was a hero in original outbreak

    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joey Liu Li Na, the first confirmed Sars victim in Beijing since China declared victory over the disease last summer, was honoured last June as a hero of the battle against Sars. 'She volunteered for frontline duty not long after coming to the hospit ...


    Posted Jan 21st 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The head of Guangzhou's infectious disease hospital said Guangdong had learned from Hong Kong's lesson last year and would avoid overloading a single medical institution with Sars patients. Professor Tang Xiaoping, a member of the panel ...

  4. More staff are denied cover for Sars

    Posted Dec 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louisa Yan Staff at homes for the elderly are the latest to be left in the lurch as insurers deny them medical cover because of the risk of Sars. Last week, private clinics and hospitals were reported to have been denied insurance for staff on similar gro ...

  5. Team probing handling of Sars meets patients and media

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... The expert committee investigating Hong Kong's handling of the Sars outbreak met patients and journalists yesterday as part of its final round of interviews. Representatives from three journalist associations met members of the committee to discuss h ...

  6. News - China

    China Digest, September 20, 2012

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... BEIJING Woman 'killed for phone' A 22-year-old man appeared in a Beijing intermediate court on Tuesday, charged with killing a woman on April 8 to get money to buy a mobile phone, the Beijing Morning Post reports. The man allegedly stabbed the w ...

  7. Reusing masks during Sars 'acceptable'

    Posted Nov 04th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu It was unwise but acceptable for medical staff at public hospitals to reuse some of their protective equipment during the Sars outbreak last year, a medical expert told the Coroner's Court yesterday. Ho Pak-leung, associate professor in the ...

  8. Hospital Authority director explains resignation

    Posted Aug 27th 2004, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... ANDY CHENG Updated at 2.37pm: A senior health official said on Friday his resignation was not due to pressure and criticism of his work performance. Hospital Authority director Ko Wing-man resigned on Thursday. He told local television his resignation was ...

  9. Appeal to Tung over denial of 'hero' payout

    Posted Sep 25th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The Hong Kong Medical Association will make a last-ditch appeal to Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa on behalf of the widow of a doctor who died of Sars in her bid for money from the government's so-called Fund for Heroes. This follows rejection ...

  10. Rivals call a truce on Sars research

    Posted Jun 16th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Armed with a $25m grant, Chinese University says its disease research will not clash with HKU studies The hatchet seems to have been buried in the long-running rivalry between the city's two premier universities- at least on the medi ...




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