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  1. Killer 'Fujian' flu has now reached HK, experts warn

    Posted Nov 29th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... the virus could strike hard because it was new to humans. Department of Health consultant Thomas Tsang Ho-fai warned that the 'Fujian-like' strain of influenza A could affect large numbers ... many people in Hong Kong already had the Fujian-like flu. According to Dr Tsang, the new strain is believed to be a mutation of the common Panama strain of influenza, which has spread across ...

  2. Human case of bird flu is confirmed in Fujian

    Posted Mar 01st 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The second human case of H5N1 bird flu on the mainland this year has been confirmed in Fujian, Hong Kong health authorities said yesterday. The Department of Health's Centre for Health Protection said the mainland's Ministry of Health yesterday told it the patient was a 44-year-old female farmer. A centre spokesman said the woman developed fever ...

  3. Wuyi to build plant for new heart drug

    Posted Jan 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough Fujian pharmaceutical firm will spend half of HK$801m target from share sale to finance the facility Wuyi International Pharmaceutical, a Fujian-based drugmaker seeking to raise up to HK$801 million in a Hong Kong initial public offering this month, said it would use half of the proceeds from the share sale to build a plant for a yet to be launched Chinese medicine ...

  4. Hainan children queue for jabs

    Posted Feb 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hainan's government is offering the meningitis vaccine to all children under 10. The island, Fujian and Tibet were the only three mainland provinces or regions to have been declared free of the disease on Monday. Hainan media reports said people were queuing up in cities to have their children vaccinated under the month-long campaign. Fujian officials said they were ...

  5. Creating new vaccines the key in bird flu battle

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com A lack of vaccine choices is one of the main hurdles that must be overcome if the city is to cope with any mutation of bird flu, according to an expert. Microbiology professor Ho Pak-leung of the University of Hong Kong sa ...

  6. Three EV71 cases from mainland

    Posted May 15th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Four children have been admitted to hospitals with EV71 infection since Friday, the Centre for Health Protection says. Three developed hand, foot and mouth disease on the mainland- a six-year-old boy who returned from Fujian on Friday, a three-year-old girl from Dongguan who arrived on Monday and a one-year-old boy from Foshan who arrived on Saturday. ...

  7. Healthy interest

    Posted Dec 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Sars crisis made us think more seriously about hygiene, healthy living and a healthy environment. Now, following severe outbreaks of Fujian flu around the world, an expert says Hong Kong has not done enough to prepare for the next flu pandemic. Is enough being done to keep the city clean and, where possible, disease-free? Write to us. ...

  8. Watsons recalls face mask after death

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... from Fuzhou, Fujian province, saw her whole body turn red and her lips turn black after using Watsons' White Pearl facial mask on Tuesday. She died in a hospital, fjsen.com, a key news portal in Fujian, reported. In a statement posted on its official Sina Weibo account, Watsons China confirmed that the woman had used the product. More than 900,000 boxes of three masks had been ...

  9. Tea

    Posted Feb 27th 2009, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... was probably where the first tea plants were grown. The English word 'tea' comes from Chinese. In the Minnan dialect spoken in Fujian province, it is pronounced 'te'. In Chinese ... Wulong grows on mountain slopes in Fujian province. Yunnan, which is high up, is famous for Pu'er tea. now do this 1. Fujian province is famous for... a) Wulong tea b) green tea c) ...

  10. Doctors suspended after four anaesthesia deaths

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The Sanming city government in Fujian has suspended two public-hospital doctors over the 'accidental' deaths of four patients in one month, Xinhua reported ... month. The fourth died early this month while recovering from surgery. An investigation by the Fujian Health Department found that all four deaths were linked to anaesthesia. ...




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