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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. Health experts warn public after latest cholera case

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.44pm: The Health Department on Wednesday confirmed another case of cholera and warned the public to observe good personal, food and environmental hygiene to prevent cholera and food-borne infections. A spokesman for the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) revealed that the victim was a 75-year-old woman. She was now in stable condition in Queen Mary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/517020/health-experts-warn-public-after-latest-cholera-case
  5. 200 private doctors offer public services

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee and Ng Yuk-hang More than 200 private doctors have volunteered to work at public hospitals in the event of a flu pandemic, the Hong Kong Medical Association said. The volunteers enlisted a few years ago when the association drew up pandemic contingency plans. 'Some private doctors also volunteered to work at public hospitals during the Sars outbreak. 'In ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678707/200-private-doctors-offer-public-services
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 30pc given antibiotics in public hospitals

    Posted Apr 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ella Lee Thirty per cent of patients admitted to public hospitals are given antibiotics, a Hospital Authority audit shows. A third of these are given two types of antibiotics. And 3 per ... are not alarming,' said Dr Dominic Tsang Ngai-chong, the Hospital Authority's chief infection-control officer. 'Many patients admitted to public hospitals suffer rather serious diseases and the use ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/964910/30pc-given-antibiotics-public-hospitals
  9. Public hospital staff to drop protective gear

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Medical staff at public hospitals will finally get the all-clear to shed layers of protective clothing in low-risk areas from Friday - two months since the last new Sars case was recorded. But some frontline workers worry that getting back to the 'new normal' after the Sars outbreak, which killed eight health-care workers, would create another round of conflict ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/422843/public-hospital-staff-drop-protective-gear
  10. Superbug figures to be released by public hospitals

    Posted May 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ella Lee Hong Kong public hospitals will start releasing information about severe superbug infections regularly, a step which experts had urged as essential for improving hospitals' ... public website. The first batch of figures for the more than 40 hospitals will be published in mid-May. Professor Ho Pak-leung, head of the University of Hong Kong's Centre of Infection, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966960/superbug-figures-be-released-public-hospitals

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