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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Chickens at Yuen Long farm may have died from overheating

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by Phila Siu, Patsy Moy

    ... inside for a few days and then the chickens started to fall ill." Initial test results revealed that the chickens were not infected with avian influenza, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said. More tests will be conducted to confirm the cause of death. The sale of chicken by the farm has been suspended. The chickens started to die on Friday, and the death toll ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong won't follow Macau's strict lead on Ebola, health protection chief says

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by Patsy Moy

    ... an Ebola scare on Wednesday, after a woman returned from Kenya exhibiting fever, dizziness and vomiting- the initial symptoms of the virus. But she tested negative, and Leung said the city had ...

  3. Genetic tests key to a quick diagnosis

    Posted Oct 05th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Genetic tests being researched in Hong Kong will help doctors determine more quickly the seriousness of illness and injuries - and the best treatment - using only a few drops ... One test, which takes about three hours, has an 80 per cent accuracy rate. But Professor Lo said the technology remained on trial and would not be in general clinical use until it was improved ...

  4. Fewer people seek HIV testing

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... The number of people tested for HIV dropped by 25 per cent in the second quarter of the year, presumably due to the Sars outbreak. The Department of Health tested 16,163 blood samples ... fewer people had sought tests because the outbreak had curbed their nightlife and overseas travel, which inevitably lowered the risk of transmission through sexual contact. 'People usually ...

  5. Test on dead chicken as import ban is lifted

    Posted Mar 27th 2006, 12:00am by Paggie Leung, Patsy Moy

    ... Paggie Leung and Patsy Moy Tests for bird flu were carried out on at least one dead chicken from the mainland yesterday, the first day live chicken imports were resumed. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department had last night yet to confirm- pending laboratory tests- whether all 20,000 birds imported from Guangzhou were safe for consumption. The imported poultry ...

  6. Scope for 1,000 blood tests a day

    Posted Nov 07th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Hong Kong has the capacity to test 1,000 blood samples a day under a contingency plan for a flu outbreak, according to the head of the government health laboratory. Wilina Lim ... of the contingency plan is to make sure there are enough technicians to carry out flu tests, even if some have come down with the disease,' Dr Lim said. There are six laboratories in the public sector ...

  7. Exercise will test hospitals' ability to respond

    Posted Nov 05th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The city's first drill aimed at testing the medical sector's response to bird flu will be held by the Hospital Authority on Tuesday. Raymond Yung Wai-hung, consultant ... and emergency departments for about an hour to minimise disruption to patients. He explained that the aim was to test the internal co-operation and communication between hospitals and the Centre ...

  8. Schools ponder testing pupils

    Posted Dec 26th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Schools may begin taking hair samples from students to test for drugs. Narcotics Bureau chief Kenny Ip Lau-chuen said plans for introducing hair sample tests- with parental consent- were being discussed at a number of international schools. The tests would identify whether students had used drugs in the past three months, he said. 'The measure would act ...

  9. Means test set for leukaemia drug

    Posted Jan 20th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Critics say the cutoff for eligibility to subsidies is unfair to some users of Glivec Leukaemia patients will be subject to a means test before they can receive subsidies ... with the drug's manufacturer, Novartis Hong Kong, to subsidise patients, it said. Anthony Wong Yuen-chi, spokesman for a Glivec Concern Group, said new patients who failed the means test would have to pay ...

  10. Suspected virus sufferers have deadly flu

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Patsy Moy

    ... Preliminary laboratory tests showed that eight out of the patients from the Salvation Army Lai King Home were suffering from Influenza A H3N2, or Panama flu, said Thomas Tsang Ho-fai, a consultant with the Department of Health. All of them were in stable condition last night at Princess Margaret Hospital's fever isolation ward. 'Tests conducted so far do not show any positive signs of Sars. ...




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