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  1. Bird flu battle should focus on public health

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... happened in those cases. Now there is an ongoing series of outbreaks of the same strain- H5N1- this time spanning the region. And public health experts, including our own health minister, admit ... and unco-ordinated. Where its significance for public health has been grasped, there has been more success. This is a lesson Hong Kong would do well to remember as it deals with the ongoing threat from bird ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/444337/bird-flu-battle-should-focus-public-health
  2. Birds, mice and other public-health risks

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... health crisis over bird flu can only be described as an unfortunate coincidence. The operation was a dress rehearsal for the transport and future incineration of the toxic substance extracted from the Disney theme park construction site. But civil engineering department officials could not have known that it had all the ingredients to be the prequel to the current health and food ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/443596/birds-mice-and-other-public-health-risks
  3. Health officials warn public about dengue fever

    Posted Jul 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.51pm: Hong Kong's health officials on Thursday warned the public about dengue fever, after four districts in the territory recorded high mosquito numbers ... breeding under the rainy season. He advised the public to: Inspect their homes and surroundings weekly to remove potential breeding grounds; Scrub vases and pot plant saucers once a week; Dispose ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/558067/health-officials-warn-public-about-dengue-fever
  4. More action urged to stop spread of superbug in public hospitals

    Posted Feb 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A superbug resistant to many drugs and which can cause urinary infections has steadily become more common in children admitted to public hospitals. The culprit is ESBL (extended-spectrum ... in the Hong Kong West group of public hospitals in 2003, ESBL-producing E coli were found in only four children. But there were 20 cases in 2009 and the same number again last year. Using that data, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/739399/more-action-urged-stop-spread-superbug-public-hospitals
  5. Public trust

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter Kammerer The guilty feeling I have each time I walk into a public hospital for treatment was back the other week. My blood pressure had shot to unusually high levels and I needed to check it out. I earn more than enough to visit a private doctor, but when it comes to potentially serious health issues, I feel unable to put myself in the hands of anyone but the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002338/public-trust
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Health experts on alert over virus risk

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

    ... from the virus that caused severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars), the new virus could still turn into a global health threat if easily transmitted by humans, they said. Both Sars and the new 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1048001/health-experts-alert-over-virus-risk
  7. Superbug worsens in public hospitals

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Officials are evading problem, expert says A drug-resistant superbug spreading in public hospitals is killing more than 200 patients a year, latest figures from the Hospital Authority show. But health officials are turning a blind eye to this serious public health problem, a medical expert says. Every month last year, an average of 762 infections ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/668268/superbug-worsens-public-hospitals
  8. Staff blamed after patient with infectious skin disease left in public area of hospital

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was in the waiting area, but checks of medical records and blood samples indicated none had been infected. 'The chicken pox virus is contagious, but about 90 per cent of the public has an immunity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/637364/staff-blamed-after-patient-infectious-skin-disease-left-public-area-hospital
  9. Health bites

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to live. HKMPS say the government 'cannot neglect the fact that the treatment helps slow down [Wing-kei's] health deterioration and extends her lifespan'. They urge the public ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Ageing happily, or not Experts warn that the number of elderly depression and suicide cases are set to rise and encourage the public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994566/health-bites
  10. Failings found in both public and private sectors

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... on all sides'. The experts recommended that 'better partnerships' be developed between the public and private health sectors to cope with future public-health emergencies. The lack of collaboration during the Sars crisis was due in part to the inherent competition between the public and private sectors. 'This led to allegations that the public sector alone could not adequately ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429928/failings-found-both-public-and-private-sectors

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