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  1. HK to scale back surveillance for swine flu cases

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Hong Kong is to scale back its swine flu surveillance programme after a Centre for Health Protection review showed the virus was milder than first thought. It is estimated ... and patients with persistent fever. An additional 250 to 300 specimens will be tested each week for surveillance purposes. This compares with the current practice of testing all patients with flu ...

  2. Surveillance system for quicker alerts

    Posted Feb 06th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Suspected cases of bird flu in humans must be reported within two hours under a surveillance system activated on the mainland yesterday. The deadline for township health officials ... a cough and a temperature above 38 degrees Celsius, who has been in contact with poultry in the seven days before falling ill, should be placed under close surveillance, it said. It also issued ...

  3. Alarm over poor poultry surveillance

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... surveillance system is not strong enough to detect circulating virus in the poultry.' Contributing to the problem was the fact the mainland had on average only one veterinary officer per half a million people, he said. Dr Bekedam said the mainland needed to strengthen its surveillance of animals, particularly as it has adopted mass vaccination as part of bird flu prevention. 'As ...

  4. Hospital Authority starts surveillance programme

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The Hospital Authority and all 12 private hospitals in Hong Kong have been placed on full alert for bird flu. The authority last night also announced the launch of a three-week enhanced surveillance programme from tomorrow. Under the programme, public hospitals have to report to the authority's e-Flu system if a patient shows symptoms of bird flu, has been in contact ...

  5. Sars precautions

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong put border surveillance measures into effect after it was learned that a Guangzhou man has a suspected case of severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars). But are Hong Kong's precautions adequate? Share your views: write to us. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - H7N9 Bird Flu

    Elderly man latest to die in Hong Kong after contracting H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 03:34pm

    ... ward as he was in Tuen Mun Hospital have been placed under medical surveillance. On the mainland, the Legal Evening News, citing an official at the Chinese Centre for Disease Control ...

  7. Who said it?

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... An Iranian vessel and surveillance plane have tracked, filmed and photographed a US aircraft carrier as it was entering the Gulf of Oman The chief of Iran's navy, Admiral Habibollah Sayyari ...

  8. Centre sees lower risk from toxic plasticisers

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as apart of routine testing. The stepped-up surveillance started after several popular drinks and food products from Taiwan were found to contain DEHP in May. But a centre spokesman said ... samples had been tested by the centre for plasticisers. Of these, 49 contained unacceptable levels. Under routine surveillance, samples are taken at import, wholesale and retail levels and tested ...

  9. Doctors fear watch on diseases lax

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The government's surveillance system for infectious diseases has come under fire, with some doctors complaining the network of participating practices is too small ... was lacking and so its surveillance was faulty. A nurse at Dr Choi Kin's clinic, Winnie Chow Mei-ying, said only one messenger, an employee of the Wang Tau Hom Jockey Club General Outpatient ...

  10. Disease-fighters keen to get their hands dirty

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Surveillance and Epidemiology Branch and Infection Control Branch, have taken over the second floor of the former nursing quarters of Kowloon Hospital on Argyle Street. The Centre for Health Protection ... from Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital. He said the branch would put priority on infection-control training and standardising surveillance on antibiotics resistance. Thomas Tsang Ho-fai, ...




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