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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong Red Cross volunteers return from Ebola-stricken Liberia, free of disease

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by CHRIS LAU, TIMMY SUNG

    ... decision not to issue a travel alert for the four Ebola-hit West African countries- Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Democratic Party lawmaker Helena Wong Pik-wan questioned why no warning was issued for the affected countries apart from an "important notice". Ko said travellers had been given enough information.   ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Surgeon helped quake survivors live again

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Centre were set up in July 2008. For the following five years, Poon used nearly all his weekends and holidays travelling to Sichuan to provide treatment and surgery for the patients. "To ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    British citizen with Ebola being evacuated from Sierra Leone

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:00am by AP

    ... banned travellers from Ebola-stricken countries from entering the country; Senegal closed its border with Guinea on Friday as a preventative measure, while Chad has closed its border ... despite the World Health Organisation urging airlines to keep routes going. The UN health agency does not support any ban on international travel or trade. Quarantining the affected countries ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Raid on health centre in Monrovia, Liberia may spread Ebola

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:15am by AFP

    ... in Liberia, according to the World Health Organisation. In East Africa, the Kenyan government took steps to prevent the disease from spreading. Kenya will bar passengers travelling from three West ... for all ports of entry for people travelling from or through Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, said Kenya's Health Ministry. Nigeria was not included in the ban, which also allows entry ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Chinese joining the scramble to escape Ebola

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... a round trip of thousands of kilometres, as airlines changed schedules and nervous countries closed borders. South Africa on Thursday banned non-citizens from travelling from "high-risk countries" Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Kenya has also closed its borders to travellers from those countries while the Ivory Coast closed its borders with neighbouring Guinea and Liberia. ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    First case of Mers virus confirmed in US, in traveller from Saudi Arabia

    Posted May 04th 2014, 06:45am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Infected health care worker from Midwest had recently returned from Saudi Arabia First US case of deadly Mers virus found A health care worker who had travelled to Saudi Arabia ... symptoms, including fever, cough and shortness of breath. The man visited Community Hospital in Munster, Indiana, on April 28 and was admitted that day. Because of his travel history, health ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese firm offers baby milk insurance after food safety scandals

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 06:34pm by Reuters

    ... Pharmacies in Hong Kong, where food safety regulations are perceived to be more stringent, saw a run on baby formula following the scandal and many Chinese still travel into the city, a special ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Battle lines drawn on instant noodles after US study cites heart risks

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:30am by AP

    ... meals. "The smell and taste create an instant sense of home." Ko fills half his luggage with instant noodles for his international business travels, a lesson he learned after assuming ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Nigerian staying at Hong Kong's Chungking Mansions tests negative for Ebola

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:47pm by SAMUEL CHAN, Patsy Moy

    ... But the government has admitted it would be difficult to keep tabs on all visitors from the affected countries; 10,000 are said to arrive each year. “In view of the latest development, we advise travellers to avoid unnecessary travel to the affected areas including Lagos in Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone,” it added. Romania yesterday became the latest country to report a suspected Ebola ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola-hit Liberia fears starvation as quarantine blocks food supplies

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Monrovia Food supplies stop as Liberian army restricts travel from the country's badly affected north to try to halt the spread of deadly epidemic Ebola-hit ... the most badly affected northern provinces – cutting off access with military roadblocks and travel restrictions. The quarantine has meant that traders have been unable to travel to buy food ...




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