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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. Few clients of female prostitutes take HIV test

    Posted Sep 15th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Just half of the men in a survey of those who use prostitutes have been tested for HIV, despite the risk of infection, Aids Concern says. The group yesterday released results of a survey of 90 of the 200 men who have used its free HIV rapid testing service since it was launched in August last year. The tests, and pre-test counselling, are given free of charge. They are part ...

  7. Time to test wet markets region-wide, expert says

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez A region-wide testing of wet markets in Asia is needed to determine the extent of bird flu in poultry and help to control its spread, a bird flu expert has said. Malik Peiris, professor at the department of microbiology at the University of Hong Kong, said what happened in Guangzhou, where one man died despite there being no apparent poultry outbreak, showed ...

  8. Mothers-to-be offered fast-tracked HIV tests

    Posted Aug 17th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The initiative is designed to combat maternal transmission of the virus In a bid to further reduce the risk of maternal transmission of HIV, quick tests will be offered ... the plan was being discussed so fast tests could be offered to pregnant women who were about to go into labour but had not tested their HIV status. 'If they arrive in Hong Kong and we do ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. WHO seeks more tests as 27 dead from pig bacteria

    Posted Jul 28th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... higher and we don't understand why. We would like more testing to be done.' So far, only eight human cases are laboratory confirmed, while others were diagnosed clinically. Mr Dietz ... the high human infection rate was a result of a more virulent strain of bacteria. Lu Chengping, a pig bacteria scientist involved in the laboratory tests of the Sichuan outbreak, said the sample ...




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