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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong officials to discuss improved Ebola security measures

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:41pm by Danny Mok

    ... of infectious diseases in the wake of the city's first suspected case of the Ebola virus. Announcing the meeting, Centre for Health Protection Controller Dr Leung Ting-hung defended the handling ... criticism Leung said the ambulance officers had learned from the caller that the patient had chest pain and that no fever was detected. Leung said ambulances were equipped with standard protective ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong's only remedy for Ebola is a breast cancer drug

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Emily Tsang, Arthur Chan

    ... controller Dr Leung Ting-hung stressed that while the possibility of a large-scale outbreak occurring in Hong Kong was "highly unlikely", there was a risk of Ebola reaching the city. Ebola, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Doctor probed for errors in 118 patients reports, failing to spot cancer

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by Emily Tsang

    ... a condition that could cause cancer. "We feel that this is a serious incident," Dr Leung Chung-ying, consultant pathologist at United Christian Hospital in Kwun Tong, said. "Errors were ... is on leave until November after the department suspended her from issuing reports. Leung and the chief executive of the Kowloon East group of hospitals, Dr Chui Tak-yi, bowed and apologised ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mosquito crackdown as Japanese encephalitis cases in Hong Kong reach three-year high

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by BRIAN YAP

    ... radius of the British man's residence," said the head of the department's mosquito risk assessment and advisory unit, Leung Chi-wah. The Briton's infection came less than ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Nigerian staying at Hong Kong's Chungking Mansions tests negative for Ebola

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:47pm by SAMUEL CHAN, Patsy Moy

    ... of Disease Ordinance, Centre for Health Protection chief Dr Leung Ting-hung said last week. But Leung played down the idea of Chungking Mansions becoming ground zero for an outbreak. He said many ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Tuen Mun man makes Hong Kong's fourth case of Japanese encephalitis this year

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Unlike the two previous local cases where pig farms were located near victims' homes, the family did not live near such a farm, said Centre for Health Protection controller Dr Leung Ting-hung. But shorebirds were found nearby and they could be a source of infection, Leung said. The centre is still investigating the source of infection. The other case reported earlier this year ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Africa to get experimental drugs to fight Ebola fight as death toll passes 1,000

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 07:14pm by AFP

    ... were showing any symptoms. In Hong Kong, Dr Leung Ting-hung, controller of the Centre for Health Protection, admitted that the city's first suspected Ebola case could have been handled ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong won't follow Macau's strict lead on Ebola, health protection chief says

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by Patsy Moy

    ... to give contact details to health officials, the city's health protection chief said. Dr Leung Ting-hung, controller of the Centre for Health Protection, said it would be difficult to follow ... own way of preventing the virus," Leung said. "For Hong Kong, the difficulties are that some tourists do not buy sim cards to use mobile phones here, or some of them are reluctant ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical Council demands new misconduct body amid fears errors swept under the carpet

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:24pm by CANNIX YAU

    ... it currently conducts its own internal investigations and refers complaints to the council only when it is deemed to be "appropriate". Lawmaker Dr Leung Ka-lau, who represents the medical ... the authority may collapse if a doctor accused of professional misconduct lays the blame on the authority," he said. Leung also said Lau's reform proposal might provoke a backlash from ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong installs detection systems as WHO declares Ebola a global problem

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 11:45pm by Emily Tsang, Zhuang Pinghui and Agencies

    ... Controller Dr Leung Ting-hung said the latest declaration did not imply the city was in danger. "Although the risk of the city being hit by Ebola remains low, the risk still exists," he ... with the patient would be put in quarantine and banned from departing the city under the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance, Leung said. University of Hong Kong microbiologist Yuen Kwok-yung ...




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