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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Unrest, rising costs hurt industry

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... contagious diseases, which easily spread from one factory to another.' Higher wages have become one of mainland factories' biggest threats, after several local governments decided to lift ...

  4. Help people to prevent disease

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

    ... on communicable diseases, without addressing non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, stroke and cancer, especially as the latter are the top causes of death in Hong Kong. I mentioned that similar organisations overseas incorporated all diseases within their remit. By a happy coincidence, at the very time I was being interviewed for the article, the CHP launched its 'Non-Communicable ...

  5. Guangdong sex-disease drop is first in a decade

    Posted Apr 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan The number of sexually transmitted disease cases reported in Guangdong fell 10.4 per cent last year, but the number of infected white-collar and government workers ... the Guangdong Skin Diseases and STD Prevention Centre said well-educated office workers in Guangdong had a higher rate of STD infection than people from rural or blue-collar backgrounds. The report also ...

  6. Reporting of diseases set to improve

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... From next month, Guangdong, Macau and Hong Kong will swap more information The Guangdong health authorities are set to exchange information on infectious- diseases with Hong Kong and Macau ... infectious-diseases information on the internet so it can be accessed easily. The director of the foreign affairs division of the Guangdong Health Department, Feng Shaomin, told the South China Morning Post ...

  7. As cross-border trips grow, so does disease risk: health chief

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Hong Kong has become more vulnerable to infectious diseases due to the relaxation of the cross-border travel policy, which is expected to attract a million more mainland travellers a year to the city, a health official has warned. The Department of Health will seek to improve the cross-border reporting system with its counterpart in Guangdong. This would include reporting new diseases ...

  8. Wellcome butcher catches pig disease

    Posted Aug 17th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Felix Chan

    ... of the pig-borne disease Streptococcus suis in a month, bringing the number infected this year to nine and sparking calls for an extension of the government's ban on mainland pork imports. The news came as at least two people in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, were suspected to have died from the virus. At the same time, the Henan Animal Husbandry Bureau denied any outbreak of the disease ...

  9. Health chiefs vow joint disease fight

    Posted Oct 16th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... experience in the past two years had shown infectious diseases did not respect boundaries. 'Controlling the spread of new emerging infectious diseases hinges on information, technology ...

  10. Mainland mums having babies in HK hospitals

    Posted Oct 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But we have no law to stop youth from falling prey to this contagious disease, for which no cure is in sight. Aids is being passed on, sometimes with wilful intent, through sexual contact ... of Aids, we urgently need US-like anti-terror laws. Only with such drastic steps can we win the war against this terrible disease. Since there is no immediate cure, we have to opt for prevention. ...




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