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  1. Existing flu drug blocks H5N1 virus, tests show

    Posted Feb 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... has licensed the drug to GlaxoSmithKline. Hong Kong's Health Department said it had noted the discovery announced on Friday in Australia. The Hospital Authority said it was monitoring ... one group of farmers who took the drug and another who did not. He said it was more important for farmers to maintain occupational hygiene. Meanwhile, the government has laid down the four ...

  2. Health chief in talks on chicken imports

    Posted Apr 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louisa Yan A senior mainland official will meet Hong Kong's health chief today to discuss the resumption of live chicken imports from the mainland next week. Li Changjiang, director of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, will hold talks with Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Yeoh Eng-kiong on issues surrounding the resumption, ...

  3. Public health is main concern during closure of bird reserves

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for migratory birds. It regularly supports more than 100,000 wild birds for the whole year and some 80,000 water birds in midwinter. Public health was our overriding concern behind closing the site when ... and their faecal droppings. Relevant guidelines were endorsed in 2006 by Legco's panel on food safety and environmental hygiene. There is no inconsistency in applying the guidelines as far as AI risk ...

  4. Guangzhou visitor flow steady

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Ariane Desaedeleer

    ... an increase of 47.8 per cent from the previous year. The city's health authorities have been reluctant to divulge their response plan in case of a bird flu outbreak, but hotel bookings seem ... of a pandemic. According to a source at China Hotel by Marriott, which has 1,013 rooms in the heart of Guangzhou, no specific measures from the local health bureau have been forwarded to the hotel ...

  5. Chicken flock given clean bill of health after flu tests

    Posted Dec 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to be free of deadly virus. Food and Health Secretary Dr York Chow Yat-ngok, however, urged Hongkongers not to lower their guard even as another wild bird tested positive for the disease. The city ... They collected 180 samples from live chickens at the market and 900 more at local farms, Chow said. 'All the samples tested negative,' Chow said, and mainland health officials had also reported ...

  6. Medicine in intensive care

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... for food safety, and was renamed the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau. From this month, the bureau will consolidate its health and food functions, and welfare will be shuffled to a new bureau. ... In a city rocked by bird flu and Sars, health-care reform is still vital, writes Mary Ann Benitez The decade did not begin auspiciously in terms of health. A few months after the handover, ...

  7. Prepared for pandemics

    Posted Aug 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alex Zhang Pity the World Health Organisation. Only a few days after it announced that the H1N1 swine flu had 'largely run its course' worldwide, reports of a superbug gene- NDM-1- prompted a new outbreak of fear. Cases were reported in Hong Kong and Asian nations including India and Pakistan, while the superbug is becoming a global health threat to North America, ...

  8. Health chiefs order bird flu tests at hospitals as city goes on high alert

    Posted Nov 19th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ng Yuk-hang and Ella Lee Patients who turn up at Hong Kong's public hospitals with a high fever will have to be tested for bird flu, health chiefs ordered yesterday. The move comes after a local woman infected with the H5N1 virus was moved into intensive care as the city's health minister Dr York Chow Yat-ngok denied there had been a delay in her diagnosis. ...

  9. Chicken supplier's products banned

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of a man in Shenzhen. The embargoed factory is near the home of a Shenzhen bus driver who died of avian flu, sparking fears of a H5N1 outbreak in both Shenzhen and Hong Kong. It is public health ... for Food Safety, the factory supplies about 5,000 frozen chickens and 2,000 geese and ducks to Hong Kong every day. The total daily supply from the mainland is around 7,000 live chickens ...

  10. New guidelines set up for officers handling bird carcasses

    Posted Feb 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.32pm: Hong Kong's health authorities have devised guidelines for hygiene officers collecting bird carcasses, Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow ... into a code of practice and safety guidelines issued to officers in charge in various districts,' he said. Discussing the collection of bird carcasses, Dr Chow said FEHD had advised officers ...




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