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    Measles: make sure you are immunised before travelling overseas

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... Sasha Gonzales healthpost@scmp.com A little spot of bother If you travel often, you might want to check that you and your family have been immunised against measles. The disease might ... their measles vaccination before travelling. "Appropriate vaccination is the best and really the only protection," says Ward. "Travelling families should ensure that everyone's ...

  2. Hospital to boost medical travel

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Chan The state-of-the-art Chinese PLA General Hospital Hainan Sub-Hospital at Haitang Bay is expected to give a boost to the development of medical tourism in Sanya. With a total investment of 1.32 billion yuan (HK$1.61 billion), the new hospital- a ...

  3. See a doctor, unwell travellers told

    Posted Jun 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... yesterday urged anyone who felt unwell after travelling to the region, especially Germany, to get a medical check-up to ensure they were not infected with a mutated bacteria strain that had killed ... that were all a result of travel to Europe. Chow said E coli was now the most serious food contamination issue for Hong Kong. 'I believe that the E coli infection is more serious than the DEHP ...

  4. The moral dilemma of the little red packets

    Posted Nov 26th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... in cash into each red envelope, and distribute them to those who attend press briefings. A more subtle practice is to issue an electronic travel card that contains several hundred yuan, which pays for the journalists' travel expenses. The payment is justified as a transport subsidy. In reality, it is given to ensure attendance and coverage- positive coverage if possible. Most mainland media outlets ...

  5. Imported infections rise despite efforts of travel health service

    Posted May 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The proportion of imported infections doubled from 2001 to 2008 despite a doubling in the number of Hongkongers seeking help at the government's travel health service. ... of consultations at the Travel Health Centres, which offers vaccinations and advice to outbound travellers, increased nearly 2.5 times- from 2,171 in 2001 to 5,248 last year. These statistics were revealed ...

  6. WHO subject to more checks before issuing travel warnings

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The World Health Organisation will not be able to issue edicts on travel restrictions to virus-infected countries as readily as it did during the 2003 Sars outbreak, its director ... checks and balances' on future considerations relating to travel advisories. During the 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome, Hong Kong came to a standstill and its economy ...

  7. Decision not to issue travel warning challenged

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok, Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee, Danny Mok and Ng Yuk-hang A medical expert and a lawmaker have questioned the Hong Kong government's decision not to issue an official travel advisory warning people against travelling to Mexico. Instead of putting out an official travel warning- as happened this month when Bangkok fell into political chaos- the Food and Health Bureau said last night that the government ...

  8. Seeing is believing in travel medical insurance

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... is the importance of getting travel insurance before setting off on a trip. It is not just the money saved but the emergency assistance offered by travel insurance that is important when one falls sick ...

  9. Travellers 'not at risk' from new TB case

    Posted Jul 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez A migrant with a suspected drug- resistant form of tuberculosis did not pose a risk to fellow passengers who travelled with him last week, the top disease authority said yesterday. The controller of the Centre for Health Protection, Thomas Tsang Ho-fai, also said effective disease surveillance was the most important defence in TB control, amid a second tuberculosis ...

  10. Leaf Tea Travel Kit

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Catherine Shaw

    ... Catherine Shaw What is it? A chic way to guarantee the perfect cup of tea while travelling. The Leaf Tea Travel Kit is a stylish pure wool 'envelope' measuring 13cm x 13cm x 3cm ... to a well-brewed cup. The limited edition Leaf Tea Travel Kit (500 available) means you have everything at hand to prepare a good quality cup of tea whenever you need it. Tell us more. The kit comes ...




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