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  1. Chicken flock given clean bill of health after flu tests

    Posted Dec 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to be free of deadly virus. Food and Health Secretary Dr York Chow Yat-ngok, however, urged Hongkongers not to lower their guard even as another wild bird tested positive for the disease. The city ... that an Oriental magpie robin found dead a week ago in Tin Shui Wai had tested positive for H5N1 bird flu. The robin, a species resident in Hong Kong, was collected last Saturday from Ju Ching Chu ...

  2. Another week's wait for Nipah virus test results

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Connections of top-flight gallopers Sacred Kingdom and California Memory may have to wait another week for definitive Nipah virus test results before they know when their horses will be able to leave Singapore. California Memory and two British horses, Presvis and Wigmore Hall, have shown a positive reaction to screening tests indicating ...

  3. Laboratory to test tomatoes

    Posted Jun 06th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The Centre for Food Safety will test samples of tomatoes after reports that bacteria were found in ones from the US and New Zealand. Tomatoes from New Zealand were found to contain what is believed to be a new type of disease-causing bacteria, while outbreaks of salmonella in nine US states are believed to be caused by tainted raw tomatoes. Results of the tests are expected ...

  4. Imported ice creams fail food safety tests

    Posted Aug 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to Hong Kong. The contamination was revealed in the centre's food safety report for June, which listed tests on about 5,600 food samples, of which 24 samples were found to be unsatisfactory. ...

  5. Crow tests positive for deadly H5N1 virus

    Posted Oct 21st 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez A dead house crow found in Sham Shui Po has tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus. The first infected wild bird to have been found in seven months, it was collected last Wednesday from a rubbish bin, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said yesterday. Six wild birds with H5N1 were found from January to March. The H5N1 virus has killed ...

  6. Dog tested for rabies after biting cyclists

    Posted Mar 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A man and woman were savaged by a dog while cycling yesterday in Ta Kwu Ling, New Territories. Kwan Pui-wah, 38, was bitten on her hip and legs in Ping Che Road. The dog then bit the thigh of cyclist Yu Chung-yin, 21. Police said the brother o ...

  7. Chicken supplier DaChan Food to test investor appetite for IPOs

    Posted Sep 19th 2007, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong DaChan Food will have the distinction of being the first chicken meat supplier to go public in Hong Kong, but analysts fear there may be limited appetite for the offering. Dalian-based DaChan- a joint venture between Taiwan's DaChan Greatw ...

  8. Sars-scare firm stands by accuracy of tests

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... But the WHO calls for modified techniques to be assessed after wrong diagnosis The private biotech firm that sparked a Sars scare when a test result wrongly indicated a woman had the disease this month has stood by the accuracy of its tests. The firm said the woman had an infection that led to the positive result. Albert Yu, founder and chairman of Hong Kong DNA Chips, ...

  9. All pneumonia patients to be tested for Sars after second suspected case

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez, Ella Lee, and Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou Hong Kong yesterday ordered all pneumonia patients to be tested for Sars- even if they have not recently travelled ... confirmed to have had the virus. Initial tests for two of the men were negative. Test results for the third man are expected today. All three are in isolation at Queen Mary Hospital. Secretary ...

  10. Three TVB staff test negative for virus

    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Patsy Moy

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Patsy Moy Three TVB staff who fell ill after visiting Guangdong province to cover its first Sars case were yesterday cleared of having the deadly virus. Tests on a station engineer had come back negative, a spokeswoman for Queen Mary Hospital said yesterday. The two reporters who had accompanied him tested negative on Thursday. The three, who ate wild game ...




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