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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    US$100m Ebola emergency response plan unveiled by WHO's Margaret Chan

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by Emily Tsang

    ... in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone said most of the Chinese living in the countries were in the timber, textile or import and export trades. In Sierra Leone, an unnamed embassy staff member said ...

  2. Business - Economy - HEALTH

    Sick workers cost economies billions

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:36pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... a grim future. David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-Apec Trade Policy Group ...

  3. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Mers virus unlikely to spread in Asia: World Health Organisation

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... and staying away from people exhibiting symptoms like coughing. The WHO has not issued any travel or trade restrictions or entry screening related to Mers.   ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    China halts poultry trading after new H7N9 bird flu cases

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 12:12pm by Associated Press

    ... mostly chickens, at the territory’s wholesale market, putting the birds into black plastic bags and pumping in carbon dioxide to suffocate them. Live poultry trading will be halted in cities ... Neighbouring Shanghai will halt live poultry trading for three months starting on Friday. The city has reported eight infections and four deaths this year. The World Health Organisation says ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bird flu threat has eased, says health chief

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by LO WEI

    ... to the Ta Kwu Ling facility to minimise disruption in the trade. The government also launched a preparedness plan yesterday for the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers). The response level ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Wine tax 'won't stop young binge drinkers'

    Posted May 17th 2014, 04:02am by Christy Choi

    ... on liquor with more than 30 per cent alcohol and, until 2008, had a 40 per cent wine tax. Since the wine tax was lifted, it has become a regional hub for the trade. But more people aged 18 to 24 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Wine tax could be reintroduced to curb Hong Kong's binge drinking

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:12am by LO WEI

    ... are unable to purchase alcohol, which they can do in convenience stores, he said. The city has become a global wine-trading hub since a 40 per cent wine tax was abolished in 2008.   ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    World Toilet Organisation steps into public urination row

    Posted May 04th 2014, 05:41am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Dignity is key, says toilet campaigner The WTO has now weighed in on the issue of public urination and defecation. No, not the World Trade Organisation, but the World Toilet Organisation. "Public education at points of entry could be useful," said WTO's Singapore founder, Jack Sim Ruihua, following the controversy sparked by an online ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Guangzhou begins trial ban of live poultry sales after H7N9 wet market tests

    Posted May 05th 2014, 11:19pm by Mimi Lau, LO WEI

    ... that the subsidy is not enough to cover renovations, refrigeration and other required equipment. A Hong Kong government spokeswoman said yesterday that it was time to talk with the poultry trade ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Poultry trade may be spreading killer H7N9 virus

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... of Hong Kong, told the South China Morning Post . "It is likely that the spread is predominately through the poultry trade … it seems much more practical [that it spreads] with the route ... those infected other types of the Influenza A virus, including H1N1. 'Poultry trade spreading killer virus' ...




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