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  1. Sport - Hong Kong

    MMA fever proves highly contagious in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott mathew.scott@scmp.com A plethora of gyms and classes have sprung up in Hong Kong, and as their popularity proves, they aren't just for muscle-bound men Young or old, pro or amateur, MMA fever is highly contagious Speak to the athletes and it soon becomes apparent the attraction of mixed martial arts is universal. On the sidelines of the launch of the UFC Macao- held ...

  2. Sars alert to be dropped from Friday

    Posted May 26th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... with the mainland, Macau and overseas health authorities to prevent and control contagious diseases. 'We will remain prepared and stay vigilant for the possible return of the disease ...

  3. Lawsuit adds a popular Link to the Chinese vocabulary

    Posted Jan 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong people have been concerned about diseases. As such, Japan-brain, the abbreviation for Japanese encephalitis- a mosquito-borne disease- has been frequently mentioned. The fifth most ... they are US-based Nasa's (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Mars rovers and highly contagious. Other frequently used words include control-excess (a campaign implemented last June to curb ...

  4. Vets develop code to give pets better treatment

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... standards for animal hospitals, which must provide a separate compartment for each pet and for handling pets with contagious diseases. The standards are based on schemes in the United States, ...

  5. Tamar disease fears on rise as inspectors comb complex

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on time. Officials yesterday released the names of the five bureaus whose chiefs' toilets were found to contain the bacteria that causes legionnaires' disease: Financial Services ... Ming-yeung was diagnosed with the disease on December 21 and the bug was found in water from a tap in his private office toilet. $5.5b The cost, in HK dollars, of the government's new ...

  6. Landlords line up for HK$200m Sars payout

    Posted Jan 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from various causes, including human infectious or contagious diseases that might lead to closure of the premises. The outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in early February 2003 led ... Singapore and Taiwan, advised their citizens not to travel to the city. The WHO declared the city Sars-free 100 days later. During the outbreak, 299 people died of the disease in Hong Kong. ...

  7. Low infection risk from airport death

    Posted Feb 05th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Heatlth authorities have decided not to contact passengers who were on a Hong Kong-bound flight on Saturday on which a six-year-old boy became ill and later died. A Centre for Health Protection spokesman said the infection that killed the boy was not very contagious. 'We do not think there is a need to trace' other passengers or inform them over case, he ...

  8. Wild times

    Posted Jul 13th 2003, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... will stay - even security chief Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee. TAROT READER: Kelvin Ho Chi-kin. PREDICTION: Hong Kong will be at its worst in November. WHY?: Another deadly disease. HO SAYS: 'It will be less contagious than Sars, but it will be able to kill a person within seven days. There will be no cure.' ANYTHING ELSE?: Yes. Ho also predicts that unemployment will rise to 8.5 per ...

  9. Urban Jungle

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... at this moment. At the same time, there is a technological boom like nothing humanity has experienced since the advent of the Industrial Revolution. We have conquered many diseases and are probing the furthest boundaries of science, which has brought about bountiful harvests and cures for seemingly incurable diseases, and provided the global population with an unprecedented quality of life. We ...

  10. Doctors fear watch on diseases lax

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The government's surveillance system for infectious diseases has come under fire, with some doctors complaining the network of participating practices is too small ... of four illness categories- influenza, hand, foot and mouth disease, acute conjunctivitis and acute diarrhoeal diseases- and tests an average of 1,500 samples a month. But the operator ...




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