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  1. 10 struck by poisoning at Thai eatery

    Posted Aug 12th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan, Winnie Yeung

    ... Winnie Yeung and Felix Chan Ten people have suffered food poisoning after eating at a Thai restaurant in Causeway Bay- the second such outbreak at the eatery in less than four months. The news came as a senior health official warned that restaurants with repeat incidents of food poisoning would be shut. The patrons, all adults, grew nauseous, vomited and developed abdominal pain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/511814/10-struck-poisoning-thai-eatery
  2. Health Department confirms two cases of coral reef fish poisoning

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 7.00pm: The Centre for Health protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has confirmed two separate cases of food poisoning- suspected to be caused by coral reef fish containing ciguatoxin, a spokesman said on Tuesday. The first case involved two women and a man aged 21 to 54. They developed symptoms of ciguatoxin poisoning including limb numbness, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/500808/health-department-confirms-two-cases-coral-reef-fish-poisoning
  3. Death rate in poisoning cases takes big jump

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mortality rate of poisonings has more than quadrupled over the past 12 years, leading a drug safety expert to raise concerns over drug abuse and the growing number of suicides caused by charcoal burning. Chinese University's Centre for Food and Drug Safety said that of reported poisoning cases, the death rate had jumped nearly five times, from 3.4 per cent in 1992 to 15.2 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/519161/death-rate-poisoning-cases-takes-big-jump
  4. Poisons centre opens as death toll on rise

    Posted Nov 29th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Clytze Li The city's first poison treatment centre opened yesterday amid an increasing number of deaths from drug overdoses and carbon monoxide poisoning. The centre, at the Prince of Wales Hospital, will focus on poisoning research and providing clinical services to patients. It also will provide specialist training for health-care professionals. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/526972
  5. Dog survives brush with Black's Link poisoner

    Posted Nov 11th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo The Mid-Levels serial dog poisoner, who has eluded police capture for about 16 years, has struck again, a pet owner warned yesterday after her dog narrowly escaped death. The offender apparently managed to return to Black's Link and hide chicken laced with poison, despite efforts by police and a $50,000 reward for information leading to the culprit's capture. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/524472
  6. Dog owners get together to help capture poisoner

    Posted Jul 26th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry More than 60 dog owners in Happy Valley have banded together to help police capture the notorious dog poisoner believed responsible for a 16-year campaign of cruelty against pets in Mid-Levels. The Happy Valley Dog Guardians and Dog Lovers Community aims to alert people to the poisoner's movements and share information on sightings and developments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/509683/dog-owners-get-together-help-capture-poisoner
  7. Seven more HK people poisoned with ciguatera after eating fish

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ZHUANG PINGHUI Updated at 7.26pm: Seven more people in Hong Kong have been poisoned with ciguatera after eating fish last Sunday, a government spokesman said on Wednesday. Two men and five women, aged from six to 50, developed symptoms of ciguatoxin poisoning six to 14 hours after eating a large grouper in a restaurant in Western District, a spokesman from the Centre for Health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/503661/seven-more-hk-people-poisoned-ciguatera-after-eating-fish
  8. Seven die of poisoning after feast

    Posted Jul 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Seven people have died and 30 others are ill- with four in hospital in a critical condition- after eating rat poison at a funeral banquet in Xiaogan city, Hubei province. The preliminary finding by police was that the rat poison had been accidentally put into the food, according to Xiaonan district government spokesman Chen Shunxin. He did not provide details, saying only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/509459/seven-die-poisoning-after-feast
  9. Chow urges Legco to extend HK's poisons ordinance

    Posted May 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.45pm: Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok on Wednesday told the Legislative Council that Hong Kong's Pharmacy and Poisons Ordinance needed to be extended to protect public health. Dr Chow said the ordinance maintained a Poisons List and several schedules specifying the levels of control on pharmaceutical products. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/499160/chow-urges-legco-extend-hks-poisons-ordinance
  10. Death rate in poisoning cases takes big jump

    Posted Jul 10th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The mortality rate of poisonings has more than quadrupled over the past 12 years, leading a drug safety expert to raise concerns over drug abuse and the growing number of suicides caused by charcoal burning. Chinese University's Centre for Food and Drug Safety said that of reported poisoning cases, the death rate had jumped nearly five times, from 3.4 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/507743/death-rate-poisoning-cases-takes-big-jump

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