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  1. Other germs eyed in flu death

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Hospital on Wednesday, might have had other infections that aggravated his condition. But the Centre for Health Protection said it had found no other viruses or bacteria so far in specimens taken ... from previous weeks. The Centre for Health Protection said the dead boy's mother, who had also tested positive for swine flu, was discharged from Tuen Mun Hospital on Thursday night. His ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724481/other-germs-eyed-flu-death
  2. Harbour pollution on rise after 10-year fall

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the Environmental Protection Department. Rising bacteria levels were also found in stations near North Point, Quarry Bay and Shau Kei Wan. The figures might raise questions over plans to revive ... water, the Environmental Protection Department says the city's water quality objectives state that water for recreational use should contain fewer than 610 units of E coli per 100 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/737864/harbour-pollution-rise-after-10-year-fall
  3. Flesh-eating bacteria infection puts man on critical list

    Posted Aug 14th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... authorities in a month. The man, confirmed to be suffering from necrotising fasciitis, was reported to the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) yesterday. It is believed that he began experiencing ... bacteria. It lives in warm seawater. Environmental factors, such as moderate salinity, can increase the number of these organisms in shellfish. The CHP, in an online disease alert last week, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/512112/flesh-eating-bacteria-infection-puts-man-critical-list
  4. The fight against infectious disease

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... The need to set up the Health Protection Agency in Britain was raised by Chief Medical Officer for Health Sir Liam Donaldson in a report published in January last year. The report said ... such as cancer and transplant patients, and changes in environmental and land use. In England, the main infectious diseases kill relatively few people compared with the past, but the authorities remain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425835/fight-against-infectious-disease
  5. Wan Chai hotel checked after 13 diners hit by food poisoning

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... hospital admission. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department is investigating. In another incident, the Centre for Health Protection said 10 people had fallen ill after eating aboard a yacht ... had consulted private doctors. Meanwhile, the Food and Environmental Health Department said it was still investigating cases of food poisoning at branches of two restaurant chains, Itacho ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642715/wan-chai-hotel-checked-after-13-diners-hit-food-poisoning
  6. Protect our food chain from bacteria

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to protect us from infections. This is an edited version of the leader that appeared in the South China Morning Post yesterday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695255/protect-our-food-chain-bacteria
  7. Vaccination to protect against pneumonia bug

    Posted Jul 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... children will need to make a new appointment. Centre for Health Protection controller Thomas Tsang Ho-fai said parents should register at one of the centres from Monday, taking with them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688417/vaccination-protect-against-pneumonia-bug
  8. Cross-harbour swim should not be revived until water is much cleaner

    Posted Jun 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the report, 'Harbour swimmers to take plunge in October' (June 2), which the Society for Protection of the Harbour finds worrying. Although there has been improvement ... society had objected to further harbour reclamation. The Protection of the Harbour Ordinance, which was enacted through our society's efforts, requires the harbour to be protected generally ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/969930/cross-harbour-swim-should-not-be-revived-until-water-much-cleaner
  9. Public hospital staff to drop protective gear

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Medical staff at public hospitals will finally get the all-clear to shed layers of protective clothing in low-risk areas from Friday - two months since the last new Sars case was recorded. ... precautions such as wearing protective gowns. During the Sars outbreak, medical staff complained of inadequate protection at work. Michael Mak Kwok-fung, the legislator representing the health-care ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/422843/public-hospital-staff-drop-protective-gear
  10. Food poisoning strikes hospital staff at function

    Posted Feb 04th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... gathering. They consumed food that was prepared by a caterer. The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health said it was likely to be an outbreak of bacterial food poisoning. Further investigations were being made. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department was also informed for follow-up action. The North District Hospital said its services were not interrupted by the incident. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/488098/food-poisoning-strikes-hospital-staff-function

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