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  1. Officials issue alert as flu-like illness hits primary school

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Health officials investigating an influenza-like illness that has hit 22 boys at a primary school in Central have warned people to stay alert to the risk of flu. The Centre for Health Protection said an initial inquiry into the outbreak at Raimondi College (Primary Section) revealed that the pupils, aged six to 11, had suffered fever, coughs and sore throats since last ...

  2. Spectre of Sars led to closure order

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Denise Hung and Martin Wong The dark shadow cast by the Sars epidemic in 2003 was behind the government's decision to close all primary and special schools, nurseries and kindergartens, according to a government source. While the government knew the drastic action taken late on Wednesday would leave it open to criticism and cause inconvenience to pupils and parents, ...

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    Discovery Bay cancer family in SOS to Filipinos

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Father of three extends desperate search to find bone marrow match A Discovery Bay family is appealing for help from the city's Filipino community in its search for a bone marrow match to save a father of three. Rocky Perez, originally from the Phili ...

  4. AmCham boss says show must go on ... and Prince will open it

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Cancelling Harbour Fest would cost 50 pc of the fees for performers, says James Thompson The $130 million Harbour Fest extravaganza must not be cancelled, as half of the fees already paid to performers could be lost, the American Chamber of Commerce organ ...

  5. Sars-infected officer tells of losing all hope

    Posted Aug 27th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... The police constable who contracted Sars after being posted to Amoy Gardens to enforce an isolation order has told for the first time how he was on the verge of death - and wrote his will from his hospital bed. However, Ko Wing-cheung made a recovery that ...

  6. Hospitals told to cut on-call roster

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Public hospitals were asked by the Hospital Authority again yesterday to submit new plans to cut the number of doctors on call for emergencies after the landmark court ruling. The authority is surveying individual hospitals on the implementation of the on ...

  7. Infrared scanner detects flu early

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Scientists have developed a device to detect respiratory infections such as swine flu after finding existing temperature scanners fail to identify nearly 30 per cent of early-stage patients. Authorities rely on temperature scans and health declarations to spot suspected flu cases at borders. The new device is an infrared scanner. '[It] can check ...

  8. Painkiller use on rise for minor operations

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

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  9. Withholding of Amoy Gardens report criticised

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Infectious-disease and building-design experts yesterday revealed health officials had repeatedly refused to provide them full information regarding the outbreak of Sars at the Amoy Gardens housing estate. They claimed a lack of information-sharing and tr ...

  10. Death rate in line with others' if victims' age is factored in

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Far fewer died on the mainland, but the toll is close to Singapore's and Canada's The Sars mortality rate in Hong Kong is comparable to that in Canada and Singapore, significantly higher than the mainland's and lower than that of Taiwan, th ...




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