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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must avoid the health threat of complacency

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Complacency- a health threat Ten years ago this week, a doctor who had been treating severe respiratory illness in Guangdong checked into a Hong Kong hotel. A day later he ... in Britain with close personal contact with another is seen as evidence that it can spread from person to person. Suspicion that it has come from animals has prompted World Health Organisation ...

  2. Chicken flock given clean bill of health after flu tests

    Posted Dec 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to be free of deadly virus. Food and Health Secretary Dr York Chow Yat-ngok, however, urged Hongkongers not to lower their guard even as another wild bird tested positive for the disease. The city ... They collected 180 samples from live chickens at the market and 900 more at local farms, Chow said. 'All the samples tested negative,' Chow said, and mainland health officials had also reported ...

  3. Health Department closely monitoring bird flu situation, says Chow

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... REGINA LEUNG Updated at 7.20pm: The government is concerned about the threat of bird flu to Hong Kong- particularly in light of a recent fatal case in Guangzhou, Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok said on Tuesday. He told reporters the H5N1 bird flu virus had now infected 15 people in China and killed nine. He stressed that the Health Department ...

  4. HK health experts head south to advise on bird flu

    Posted Mar 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.37pm: A delegation of Hong Kong health experts on Monday went to Guangdong to discuss measures to prevent a possible spread of bird flu across the border. The one-day visit came after the Ministry of Health confirmed the first fatal human infection of H5N1 bird flu in the province. The 32-year-old man, surnamed Lao, developed fever and pneumonia ...

  5. Health chiefs praised for response

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Paggie Leung

    ... Mary Ann Benitez, Martin Wong and Paggie Leung Health authorities have responded to the flu outbreak appropriately, as they have more experience in handling the virus than they had ... of severe acute respiratory syndrome. Professor Griffiths, who is now director of Chinese University's school of public health, said: 'The response from the medical community has been, ...

  6. HK health officials liaising with Indonesia over bird-flu outbreak

    Posted Sep 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 7.18pm: The Health Department said on Thursday it was liaising closely with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Consulate General of Indonesia to obtain the latest information on the most recent outbreak of bird flu in the archipelago. Centre for Health Protection (CHP) acting consultant Chuang Shuk-kwan told reporters on Thursday the centre ...

  7. Father caught bird flu from his son, says health official

    Posted Jan 11th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing A mainland man who died of bird flu passed the disease on to his father in the latest human case, the Ministry of Health confirmed yesterday. But ministry spokesman ... of contact with dead poultry or birds- the primary source of H5N1 bird flu. The World Health Organisation said yesterday it would not rule out the possibility of animal-to-human infection in the case ...

  8. Cold weather puts health officials on alert for bird flu

    Posted Feb 14th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... reported they detected an increase of influenza-like illnesses in the community in the three weeks to February 2, a consultant with the Centre for Health Protection, Chuang Shuk-kwan, said. ...

  9. A health and social plan to quickly upgrade HK

    Posted Feb 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This year, the government should begin to take public health and welfare seriously in this densely populated city. It could: First, ban smoking in public places. It is such a no-brainer, why is it even being debated?; Second, equalise fares in the cross-harbour tunnels and allow the redistribution of traffic. By not doing so, the government is contributing to traffic snarls ...

  10. Health chief in talks on chicken imports

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

    ... Louisa Yan A senior mainland official will meet Hong Kong's health chief today to discuss the resumption of live chicken imports from the mainland next week. Li Changjiang, director of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, will hold talks with Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Yeoh Eng-kiong on issues surrounding the resumption, ...




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