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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong tightens surveillance on bird flu risk areas

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am by AMY NIP AND STUART LAU

    ... Amy Nip and Stuart Lau Authorities keep closer eye on people and poultry coming into city, while speeding up testing processes as cases mount across the border Bird flu scrutiny tighter on borders The government will step up surveillance of travellers and poultry in the face of a worsening outbreak of the fatal H7N9 bird flu virus on the mainland. Authorities will intensify ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong is not equipped to study the Ebola virus

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by Jessie Lau and Emily Tsang

    ... places, including Hong Kong, consider it as an issue of significant concern," Ko said. "Hong Kong has activated a very stringent level of surveillance, particularly at the airport ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong installs detection systems as WHO declares Ebola a global problem

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 11:45pm by Emily Tsang, Zhuang Pinghui and Agencies

    ... be placed under closer health surveillance upon arrival, and leaflets would be handed out at entry points, he said. In the event of an Ebola case being identified, all those in close contact ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    High alert for Ebola needed in Hong Kong, health minister says after emergency meeting

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:54pm by Emily Tsang and Agence France-Presse

    ... Emily Tsang and Agence France-Presse Emergency meeting on contingency plans in case of outbreak; woman tests negative Hong Kong on 'high alert' for Ebola virus Hong Kong's health authorities stepped up surveillance against the deadly Ebola virus yesterday as a Hong Kong woman who fell ill after visiting Kenya tested negative for the disease. This came as a British ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Deadly Ebola virus reaches Nigeria as West Africa death toll hits 660

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:53pm by AP

    ... "Ministry of Health specialists have been positioned in all entry points. Active surveillance has also been stepped up." Authorities were investigating anyone who might have come into contact ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Fear and ignorance help spread of killer Ebola virus in west Africa

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:09pm by GDN

    ... the increasing death toll is a sign of better surveillance. "We are not saying everything is OK but there are fewer people dying in silence now, which is a good thing," health ministry official ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Rise of drug-resistant superbugs a global emergency, says WHO

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:32am by Jeanette Wang

    ... to treatment of last resort for some life-threatening infections having spread to all regions in the world.” The other key finding of the report is the significant gaps in surveillance among countries ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    First H7N9 found on Chinese poultry farm

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:13am by Staff Reporter

    ... an urgent notice to local authorities to step up H7N9 surveillance on farms and markets. ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Gene mapping used by US scientists to combat food poisoning

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:29pm by AP

    ... disease surveillance, looking for people with matching strains who may have gotten sick from the same source. If this pilot project works, the CDC says it sets the stage to eventually overhaul how ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Police called after family defies H7N9 quarantine order

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 03:15am by Emily Tsang

    ... placed them under medical surveillance for 10 days until March 13. Tam tried to lead his family out at 7pm, after learning from medical workers that the boy was to be kept separately. "I ...




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