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  1. Vaccine to be introduced

    Posted Sep 19th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Canada, Europe and, more recently, Australia. Hong Kong's Department of Health said its scientific committee on vaccination would discuss the issue of vaccinating children against ... Mary Ann Benitez Hong Kong has become the first place in Asia to introduce a vaccine against the bacterial pneumococcal disease that kills 720,000 children worldwide each year. ...

  2. Decision not to issue travel warning challenged

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok, Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee, Danny Mok and Ng Yuk-hang A medical expert and a lawmaker have questioned the Hong Kong government's decision not to issue an official travel advisory warning people against ... remind friends and relatives from affected areas to ensure their health was sound before visiting Hong Kong. Last night, a government source said a flu pandemic could spread anywhere and it would ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - INSECT-BORNE DISEASES

    Going fragrance-free protects from mosquito bites

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by DR FRANCIS POWERS

    ... Dr Francis Powers healthpost@scmp.com No scents and dark clotheskeep bloodsuckers at bay Hong Kong has repeatedly failed to address public health issues, even where simple, proven ... endure discomfort after exposure. Hong Kong is well known for having mosquito-borne illnesses- dengue fever and Japanese encephalitis, to name two. The creatures are more than eager to sample ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. City Briefs

    Posted Feb 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rotavirus vaccine alert issued for children The Department of Health has issued an alert about a vaccine used in Hong Kong to treat rotavirus, a common cause of vomiting and diarrhoea in children, ...

  6. Province asks for help to fight bird flu

    Posted Jan 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou Guangdong has asked Hong Kong for help in training its health workers to deal with avian flu. The Hong Kong health department will send a team to Guangdong after ... She said they had turned to Hong Kong for help because the city had seen several cases in 1997. World Health Organisation spokesman Roy Wadia said it was concerned about a possible outbreak ...

  7. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Aug 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Sinclair Last Friday, the World Health Organisation issued warnings after three people died in Vietnam of avian flu. Quite right. If there is a health danger anywhere then travellers ... do not warn Hong Kong people going to North America that a deadly disease rages there? Other countries are alarmed. At Tokyo's Narita Airport, warning posters have gone up about West ...

  8. Meningitis

    Posted Jan 17th 2005, 12:00am by Margaret Cheng

    ... by mudslides. And to make matters worse, one of the country's tourist centres, Baguio City, has been hit by an outbreak of meningococcal infections. The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection recently issued a warning to people visiting the highland resort to take extra precautions with hygiene, not to go to crowded areas or, if they do, to wear a mask. The outbreak has been causing ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Mar 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Accountants seek cut in salary tax rates Hong Kong's main accountants' body has recommended cutting salaries tax rates to the financial secretary ahead of the budget. The deputy ... Lawmakers want action on one-way permits Legislators called for a new category to be set up for grown up children on the mainland with ageing parents in Hong Kong because the quotas of one-way ...

  10. More hepatitis B carriers among young adults

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... health issue. More than 90 per cent of liver cancer cases in Hong Kong, the second-largest killer for men, developed from hepatitis B infections. However, by taking extra precautions, carriers ... of Health identified adults aged in their late 20s and early 40s accounting for more than half the reported cases of acute hepatitis B infections in Hong Kong. 'It's worth noting ...




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