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  1. Tibet plague alert for travellers

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong travellers to Tibet have been advised to take precautions against pneumonic plague, a highly contagious bacterial infection. The Centre for Health Protection issued the advisory yesterday after it learned of two fatal cases in Linzhi. A 35-year-old man and his wife, 38, who were not from Hong Kong, died last month. Travel Industry Council executive director Joseph Tung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654736/tibet-plague-alert-travellers
  2. Tips for a healthy holiday

    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... 'That night, things went wrong. I had severe stomach pain.' It could happen in Hong Kong too, of course, but when you've paid for a holiday, succumbing to an illness that could have been avoided can be twice as troublesome. Hong Kong's Department of Health regularly issues warnings on disease outbreaks in other countries (go to www.info.gov.hk/trhealth and click ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/507797/tips-healthy-holiday
  3. Regional pact to fight health crises

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Huang Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macau health officials will today sign an agreement to co-ordinate emergency responses to major public health crises in the region. At a tripartite ... today. Among the issues the Hong Kong delegation discussed with its Guangdong and Macau counterparts were emergency response measures for a flu pandemic, a bird flu outbreak and other infectious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/554700/regional-pact-fight-health-crises
  4. HK on alert as mystery animal bug kills nine

    Posted Jul 24th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Kong's Centre for Health Protection (CHP) issued a warning yesterday- a day after it was notified by the Ministry of Health of the outbreak, which is thought to involve up to 20 patients, aged 30 ... said Hong Kong did not import live pigs from Sichuan. The department believes that existing inspections and health certification for imported frozen meat are sufficient to prevent diseased meat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/509491/hk-alert-mystery-animal-bug-kills-nine
  5. More students fall victim to virus

    Posted Nov 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... The Department of Health yesterday issued a warning that 'Hong Kong is entering the high season for the disease'. A spokesman stressed the importance of personal, food and environmental ... Clifford Lo Viral gastroenteritis continues to spread in Hong Kong, with 10 students and a staff member of a primary school in Mongkok coming down with symptoms. The latest outbreak ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/435607/more-students-fall-victim-virus
  6. Scallop scare spreads north

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in their limbs and heart palpitations soon after eating the scallops. Forty-five people in Hong Kong have fallen ill from eating contaminated scallops. The shellfish they ate were imported for sale at four wholesale markets. Guangdong Health Department spokesman Feng Shaomin said there was no need to issue a public alarm given the small number of cases so far and the mildness ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/493404/scallop-scare-spreads-north
  7. 'Warn public on health risks of air pollution'

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... over Hong Kong yesterday. They issued the appeal as the city choked for a second consecutive day in what green activists called 'life-threatening' levels of air pollution. Roadside readings in Central hovered at or above 190 for 20 hours beginning on Wednesday. They peaked yesterday at 7am with a reading of 212- the highest ever recorded in Hong Kong with the exception ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008411/warn-public-health-risks-air-pollution
  8. Let's talk about pork- and all food safety

    Posted Aug 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... need closing. Doubts about whether Hong Kong can assure the safety of packaged food from Guangdong surfaced a year ago and involved issues including contamination and misleading labelling. ... Local cases of the pig-borne disease Streptococcus suis and the disruption to Hong Kong's meat markets caused by the scare have again raised questions about the safety of the food we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/512625/lets-talk-about-pork-and-all-food-safety
  9. Message about dialogue is still not getting through

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

    ... For the second time in as many weeks, questions have been raised about whether Hong Kong is getting the timely information it needs from the mainland in order to safeguard public health ... Hong Kong was notified of the Guangdong cases only on Monday and is still seeking basic information about the mainland cases in general. The same applies to the regional infestation by South ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/487927/message-about-dialogue-still-not-getting-through
  10. Alert issued over deadly E.coli after baby boy falls ill

    Posted Dec 24th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Authorities warn the public of the dangers of eating undercooked meat Experts have warned that Hong Kong faces a possible resurgence of infections from a potentially deadly form ... in 2001. Infections are usually linked to contaminated beef or dairy products. The Department of Health yesterday issued warnings to the public about the risks of undercooked minced beef after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439145/alert-issued-over-deadly-ecoli-after-baby-boy-falls-ill

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