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  1. Health officials reject joint orders of influenza vaccines

    Posted Jan 31st 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh The government will only consider co-ordinating the supply of flu vaccines if there is a pandemic, Director of Health Lam Ping-yan said. Dr Lam said it was not appropriate to centralise the supply of flu vaccines for both the public and private ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted Jun 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dead magpie carried H5N1 A magpie found dead in Sha Tin on May 31 has tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus, an Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department spokesman said yesterday. It was the 17th bird to be found with the virus this year. T ...

  3. Under fire

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government has been criticised for the way it has dealt with the latest bird flu clampdown. Were mistakes made and, if so, what lessons can be learned to deal with any future outbreaks? Write to us. ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... poultry imports halted after bird flu outbreak The government's centre for food safety has suspended imports of poultry from Denmark after an outbreak of bird flu on one of its farms. Hong Kong authorities are seeking more information about the case. ...

  5. Expand your vocabulary

    Posted Apr 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The highlighted words have been chosen from the South China Morning Post's top news stories to help you improve your word power. University of Hong Kong microbiologist Ho Pak-leung said it was important to find out whether the poultry at the Guangzho ...

  6. Battling bird flu

    Posted Jan 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Are the measures adopted so far by Hong Kong and internationally, by a crisis meeting of Asian government representatives in Bangkok, appropriate and adequate to stop the spread of bird flu? Share your views: write to us. ...

  7. Bird flu threat

    Posted Jan 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Avian flu has hit Hong Kong regularly since an outbreak in 1997 and the disease is now sweeping the region. Is Hong Kong, both at the level of the government and the general population, doing enough to stave off the threat of a resurgence of bird flu? Sha ...

  8. New handouts to be unveiled

    Posted May 26th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Two rent-free months for public-housing tenants and an extra month's payment for people on social security will be among the measures in a further relief package that could be unveiled as early as today. The administration is expected to ...

  9. Live chicken numbers to be cut by half

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Government contingency plan for bird-flu outbreak aims to speed up slaughter of flocks The government plans to cut the population of chickens in Hong Kong by half as part of its contingency plan to deal with an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu. Permane ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted May 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Flu warning level lowered from 'emergency' to 'alert' The government's influenza response level was lowered to 'alert' from 'emergency' yesterday. A Department of Health spokesman said the emergency response level steering committee made the decision on May 11, but withheld implementing it until after the annual assembly of the World ...




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