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  1. News - Hong Kong - SARS ANNIVERSARY

    Early quarantine best way to avert Sars-like outbreak: health chief

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Swift isolation of suspected cases is at the core of the government's strategy to prevent another epidemic, the health minister says Fast action ... That scene, which emerged in 2003 and then again in 2009, may return to haunt Hongkongers if another epidemic strikes. Ten years from the dark days of the 2003 Sars crisis, the health chief who ...

  2. No health fears as diners seek wild game on thriving black market

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... of Beijing-based WWF-China's species programme. Mr Fan said farmed civet cats presented the same health risks as wild ones because both were unregulated and carried similar viruses. 'Exotic ... and all of us are in good health,' he said. Mr Mo said he had about 200 civet cats on his licensed farm and a mature animal was worth 1,000 yuan or 220 yuan per kg, triple his initial ...

  3. News - World - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Saudi death toll from new Sars-related virus reaches 18

    Posted May 27th 2013, 10:30am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s Health Ministry says a woman has died from a new respiratory virus related to Sars, bringing the total number of deaths in the kingdom to 18. Saudi Arabia remains the centre for the virus as investigators from the World Health Organisation seek more clues about its origins and how it is spread. Last week, WHO officials ...

  4. News - World - FRANCE

    France fears more cases of deadly Sars-like virus

    Posted May 10th 2013, 08:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Lille, France French health authorities said on Thursday they feared the country’s first case of a new Sars-like virus that has killed 18 people, mostly in Saudi ... in a hospital in the northern city of Douai, the health ministry said on Wednesday. “This is the first and only confirmed case in France to date,” it added. But on Thursday the health authorities ...

  5. We will let the public be the judges of Sars report, says health department

    Posted Jul 13th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The Department of Health will not go on the defensive in its response to the Legislative Council's Sars report. Instead, it will simply lay out its version of events in a seven-page response to be placed on the department's website tonight, Director of Health Lam Ping-yan said yesterday. 'Apart from giving us more insight into the Sars issue, the Legco ...

  6. Health chief 'put residents at risk'

    Posted Feb 29th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Doctor claims minister said some people would have to be sacrificed, Sars inquiry told Health chief Yeoh Eng-kiong had risked the health of all 17,000 residents in Amoy Gardens, ... the secretary for health, welfare and food had agreed with his theory that rats were carrying the virus in the Amoy Gardens outbreak, yet he had tried to halt an inquiry into the rodents' role ...

  7. Mainland assesses health risks for Olympics

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Public health authorities in Beijing have promised to rate about 35,000 restaurants by the end of this year as part of efforts to have comprehensive public health safeguards in place for next year's Olympics. The four-tier rating system is designed to reflect each eatery's hygiene and food safety precautions. Health officials will publish a safe-restaurant ...

  8. Students clean up their act in university health drive

    Posted Mar 21st 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... of bushland behind the De La Salle University Health Science building at a campus south of Manila when he was hit by a brainwave. He realised he should turn part of that forest into a park ... and Macau. Based on the WHO's Healthy Cities concept, 35 tertiary institutions from 10 countries and cities signed a declaration on March 10 to promote the concept of health-promoting campuses. ...

  9. No time for muddle on public health

    Posted May 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this can be sustained. Reminders of the dangers that threaten public health are not hard to find. Yesterday, hygiene officials warned the risk of a dengue fever outbreak has reached alarming ... and other parts of Asia this year. But it was another warning signal. So was the re-emergence of Sars in Beijing. With public health threats such as these ever present, there is a pressing need ...

  10. Prime time for public health

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Coming soon to a theatre near you: public health, the movie. This seemed a distinct possibility as the World Health Organisation (WHO) wrapped up its annual regional meeting last Friday and participants made a call for the 'glamorisation' of one of medicine's more neglected niches. Public health has long been seen as the poor cousin to clinical medicine and surgery, ...




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