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  1. Four officials sacked for lying about disposal of dead pigs

    Posted Aug 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Four officials in Sichuan have been sacked for covering up the whereabouts of dead pigs during the province's disease outbreak involving pig-borne bacteria. This comes ... Bin, the county's Taiping Town Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine Station chief. According to the report, Mr Li and his bureau staff lied about the disposal of 78 dead pigs, filing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/511267/four-officials-sacked-lying-about-disposal-dead-pigs
  2. Elderly man tests positive for deadly pig-borne disease

    Posted Sep 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey An elderly man has become the sixth victim of the pig-borne Streptococcus suis bacteria this year, the Centre of Health Protection said yesterday. The 72-year-old man ... of animal or human streptococcal infections there, the spokesman said. Streptococcus suis is a potentially fatal pig-borne disease. Farmers, abattoir workers, meat vendors, cooks and housewives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/563510/elderly-man-tests-positive-deadly-pig-borne-disease
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mosquito crackdown as Japanese encephalitis cases in Hong Kong reach three-year high

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by BRIAN YAP

    ... of Japanese encephalitis in three years. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department launched a 42-day campaign following confirmation of the latest case of the potentially deadly disease a week ago ... previous cases, where there were pig farms near the patients' homes, there are no such farms within the 2km radius of the British man's residence at the Crossroads Foundation, a charity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572331/encephalitis-cases-spark-mosquito-clampdown
  4. Deadly bird flu strain found in pigs

    Posted Aug 21st 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Chinese expert's discovery raises fears virus could mutate and spread to humans China has found the deadly H5N1 bird flu strain in pigs from two different ... of the National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory. 'In 2003 and 2004, we have isolated the [H5N1] strain from pigs. It is a more dangerous signal,' Dr Chen, whose laboratory is under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/467272/deadly-bird-flu-strain-found-pigs
  5. Man contracted deadly pig virus in HK

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan, Martin Wong

    ... Felix Chan and Martin Wong A Hong Kong man is known to have contracted a fatal pig-borne disease locally, as Sichuan province halted its exports of frozen pork to Hong Kong in a bid ... 12. The man had not travelled recently and had not visited local farms or come into contact with any pigs. The patient had previously consumed well-cooked pork and pig organs, but he did ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510118/man-contracted-deadly-pig-virus-hk
  6. Man contracted deadly pig virus in HK

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan, Martin Wong

    ... Felix Chan and Martin Wong A Hong Kong man is known to have contracted a fatal pig-borne disease locally, as Sichuan province halted its exports of frozen pork to Hong Kong in a bid ... on July 12. The man had not travelled recently and had not visited local farms or come into contact with any pigs. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510121/man-contracted-deadly-pig-virus-hk
  7. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    No law to stop businesses from carving niche in housing dead

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:15am by STEVEN GALLAGHER

    ... Steven Gallagher New bill needed to bring end to entrepreneurs cashing in on city's demand for more urn space No law to stop businesses from carving niche in housing dead When ... behind including the condition in 1911. Cremation is now the most favoured means of disposal of the dead in Hong Kong, but in 1911, it was a relatively unusual method. Burial was important ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580632/no-law-stop-businesses-carving-niche-housing-dead
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Death of a dog on the MTR tracks shows up our selective sympathy

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 01:12pm by Paul Stapleton

    ... for only six minutes. This period of time can be used to make an interesting comparison, however. Last year, roughly 1.7 million pigs were slaughtered for the Hong Kong market. This amounts to three pigs every minute, or a total of 18 pigs in six minutes. Generally, at the abattoir, a steel bolt is fired at the head of the pig, which normally leads to a quick death, probably ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1580524/death-dog-mtr-tracks-shows-our-selective-sympathy
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's deadly water problem

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by MATTHEW GARLAND

    ... Matthew Garland Matthew Garland says the dead pigs found floating in a Shanghai river are only the tip of China's massive water problem, which the government is already desperate to tackle No clearer sign There is an old saying in Chinese culture that the appearance of a fat pig at the front door augurs abundance and good fortune. The sight of a bloated one floating dead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1199574/chinas-deadly-water-problem

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