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  1. Drugged and ripped off: welcome to Wan Chai

    Posted Nov 04th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... police headquarters in Wan Chai have recorded a total of 44 theft cases in which the victims (mostly foreign nationals) were drugged by sex workers they met in bars. However, the real figure is almost certainly much greater, because the offence generally goes unreported to police, as in James' case. 'There are a lot of reasons why people don't report such things,' ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Superbug cases rise fourfold in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... to this month, the city saw 17 cases of the NDM-1 superbug, with 12 of them contracted on the mainland, of which eight were in Guangdong. One person died. Ho cited the growing numbers of Hongkongers ... Drug-resistant superbugs outpace medical research Cases of the deadly drug-resistant superbug NDM-1 quadrupled in Hong Kong this year, rising from three to 12. Patients undergoing medical procedures ...

  3. Briefs

    Posted May 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Couple jailed for rape and threats to victim's family A couple who raped a woman who was dating the male accused were yesterday jailed for up to six years. In the Court of First Instance, Choi Chi-tim, 36, and Chu Po-ting, 27, pleaded guilty to rape, aiding and abetting rape and blackmail. On February 18 last year, Choi raped the 21-year-old victim, whom he had started ...

  4. 44 foreign men report drugging in Wan Chai

    Posted Nov 04th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... could be much higher as many do not report the crime out of embarrassment or because they have left the city by the time they realise it. There have been no confirmed reports of date-rape drugs such as Rohypnol or gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) being used during the crimes. But the spokesman said the victims all reported similar stories, which suggested 'some type of date-rape drugs had been ...

  5. Kidney patient survives first case of double flu infection

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang A middle-aged woman with kidney failure became Hong Kong's first case of co-infection of two flu strains, Chinese University researchers say. The woman, 38, was admitted ... yesterday. Her condition was described as not too severe and she recovered fully after five days of antiviral treatment. Lee believed it was the first time such a case has occurred in Hong Kong, ...

  6. Flu shots urged for elderly, young as Tamiflu-resistant cases rise

    Posted Jan 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Hongkongers whose health is more vulnerable, such as the elderly, are urged to get their flu shots in the next week or so, after latest figures show Tamiflu-resistant flu is dominating the reported cases. Of 66 samples of influenza A tested, nearly 70 per cent were H1N1 Brisbane flu, a sub-strain of the virus that caused the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, the most deadly ...

  7. Japanese encephalitis case is suspected

    Posted Jun 24th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... symptoms of Japanese encephalitis in May and died on June 7. The maid's employers had not reported any symptoms, he said. From 1992 to 2004, seven cases of Japanese encephalitis have been ... for Disease Control and Prevention. Leo Poon Lit-man, an assistant professor in microbiology at Hong Kong University, said last night it was troubling to see a possible second case ...

  8. News - China - MEDICINE

    Bird flu kills Guiyang woman in first fatal case in a year

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by LI JING AND LO WEI

    ... in Guiyang, capital of Guizhou province. Guizhou authorities said Shuai Pengyue, a 21-year-old woman from Guiyang, died of multiple organ failure. It was the first fatal case of bird flu ... with birds and their cases were unrelated, the report said, citing the Ministry of Health. No one who had been in close contact with the two had fallen ill, the report added. "These two cases ...

  9. Two Hongkongers sought by police after further drug raids in Manila

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Philippine anti-drugs police are searching for two Hongkongers after two Ice factories were found abandoned in the same upmarket community where five Hongkongers were arrested last week. Jose Gutierrez, executive director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), said Friday night's raid on two properties in Ayala, Alabang Village, were ...

  10. HK-based model caught in date-rape drug bust

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com A Hong Kong-based model has been remanded in custody in Australia after denying charges that she tried to import 20 litres of liquid fantasy, a date-rape ... of liquid fantasy that had arrived from Hong Kong. The drug is also known as the date-rape drug gamma butyrolactone. Stephens was later arrested after police allegedly found an email linking her ...




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