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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Health experts on alert over virus risk

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by EMILY TSANG AND LO WEI

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei Experts on alert over new virus risk Hongkongers could be at risk from a newly identified coronavirus, local experts warn. Although it has been confirmed different ... coronavirus belong to the same virus family and cause respiratory infections. But with too few cases as yet, specific symptoms of the new bug have not been identified. However, the Health Department ...

  2. This week's question: What would be your novel way to improve air quality?

    Posted Sep 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Arthur Chan, 17, Li Po Chun United World College The problem with Hong Kong's air is that it's stinky and wet. My idea is to use flowers. Roof gardens, pavements lined with wild flowers and everyone wearing blooms on their heads, around the neck ...

  3. Sars scientists modify view on exotic animals

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... coronavirus to civet cats in Guangdong's wet markets have stopped short of calling for a ban on the animal trade, instead urging better monitoring. Denying they had back-pedalled on their earlier ... the animals - civet cats and a raccoon dog - had a coronavirus that was 99.8 per cent genetically identical to that found in humans, suggesting the virus had crossed the species barrier. 'Our ...

  4. Sars study puts civets back in the dock

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... of the Sars virus that killed 916 people worldwide. Scientists in Hong Kong and Guangdong compared samples from Sars patients with Sars coronavirus taken from masked palm civets and concluded ... that the Sars coronavirus had been detected in civet cats reared and sold at Guangdong's wild animal markets. The scientists, led by HKU's gene sequencing expert Guan Yi, came ...

  5. Lifting of civet ban premature: WHO

    Posted Aug 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that the cats harboured a coronavirus similar to the one that caused Sars. Hume Field, an Australian member of the research team, said that when the lifting of the ban was announced, it had taken ... the capacity to transmit the coronavirus to humans. So far the team could identify only those in the 'susceptible' layer. There was no evidence to show civet cats or the dozens of other ...

  6. Bats could trigger a Sars-like epidemic, expert warns

    Posted Sep 11th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... 'Since the virus we found in bats is very similar to the Sars coronavirus, it is possible the virus might be transmitted to other mammals or even to humans and trigger another epidemic. So we ... as he delivered the results of a study, which found a virus similar to the Sars coronavirus in 39 per cent of Chinese horseshoe bats tested. Analysis showed 14 of the 25 proteins in the bat Sars ...

  7. Medical advice due today

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... markets to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Preliminary studies have shown that wild animals, especially civet cats, are the likely sources of the coronavirus that causes Sars in humans. ... coronavirus,' he said. 'To be able to implement Sars control and prevention measures, we need to know where it comes from. But unfortunately, a lot of question marks still remain.' ...

  8. Keep a cool head

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Look: Prada Reiss HK$599 Marina Rinaldi HK$1,280 Henry Cotton's HK$1,290 Diesel HK$1,020 Diesel HK$1,330 Zadig & Voltaire HK$1,950 Zadig & Voltaire HK$1,150 Zadig & Voltaire HK$1,950 Zadig & Voltaire HK$1,150 ...

  9. Sars virus in civet cats becoming more human-like

    Posted Jan 06th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... to carry the Sars coronavirus. Scientists found that the stool samples in civet cats contained a high concentration of coronavirus- showing that the wild animal, a common exotic food for people ... of the department, said there had been some variations in gene sequencing of the virus found in wild animals and humans in the last Sars outbreak. 'But the latest findings have shown that coronavirus ...

  10. Civets got Sars from humans: US study

    Posted Feb 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... saying the virus originated in bats and passed to an unknown host before being transmitted to civets and then to humans. 'The ancestor of the Sars coronavirus was in bats. The bat virus ... coronavirus, which is 99.8 per cent similar to the human virus,' he said. 'The virus then jumped from the civet and spread between humans as the human Sars virus.' But the scientists did ...




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