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  1. Health chief cautions against panic as bird-flu alarm grows

    Posted Feb 24th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... office, Shigeru Omi, told a bird-flu meeting in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, that the world was now in the gravest possible danger of a pandemic. 'If the virus becomes highly contagious among ... said. A leading Hong Kong virologist is urging Vietnam and Thailand to ban the practice of sending ducks from one rice farm to another to eat insects that blight crops. University of Hong Kong ...

  2. Province asks for help to fight bird flu

    Posted Jan 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Lunar New Year. Guangdong Deputy Director of Health Wang Zhiqiong said WHO team leader Robert Breiman had warned her about the bird flu outbreak in Vietnam, which has claimed five lives. ... for an immediate start to daily reporting on the disease situation. Yunnan has also suspended all imports of poultry from Vietnam. ...

  3. Border controls fail to deter Vietnamese poultry smugglers

    Posted Jan 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Pingxian, Guangxi Live chickens are still being sold at the border between Guangxi and Vietnam despite the outbreak of H5N1 bird flu on both sides. The mainland strengthened border controls in all cities and towns neighbouring Vietnam after the disease led to deaths across the frontier. On Tuesday, Beijing confirmed the mainland's first case of H5N1 ...

  4. A Life Decoded

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Venter was to become after trading in his surfboard for science. Working as an army medic in Vietnam helped him make the career move. But judging by his brash brilliance, he probably would have ...

  5. An urban disease that thrives in warm areas

    Posted Oct 17th 2010, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... is located, have more than doubled. Countries hardest hit include Vietnam, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and Laos. In Hong Kong, dengue cases have increased more than five-fold from ...

  6. HK plays down threat of virus from pigs

    Posted Jan 16th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... of suspected bird flu in Vietnam are worrying flu experts but a Hong Kong official says the city has nothing to fear. 'If pig-to-people transmission is confirmed, it could be very, very serious ... 'The important thing is [Vietnam] starts to do what we had done in Hong Kong [to control the outbreak],' he said. Hong Kong imported 7.8 million kilograms of fresh and chilled pork from ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Aug 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dengue infection sparks warning The Centre for Health Protection has issued a dengue fever warning after a 50-year-old woman was confirmed to have contracted the disease. The woman, who was in Vietnam from August 6 to 10, developed a fever on August 17. She was admitted to hospital on August 23 and was in stable condition yesterday. Two men jailed for obstruction Two men were each ...

  8. You can play a part in ending animal cruelty

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to and restoring respect for animals in Asia. The group is best known for its work in rescuing bears in China and Vietnam, but it also runs a wide variety of projects, including Doctor Dog and Professor ...

  9. A deadly opponent

    Posted Oct 11th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... the epidemic in countries such as Indonesia and Vietnam, but Hong Kong's HIV/Aids rate has reached a plateau. It's still being spread through heterosexual sex and a sharp increase ... 650,000 people with HIV, exceeded by India with 5.7 million. Next was Thailand with 580,000, Vietnam 260,000, Myanmar 360,000 and Indonesia with 170,000. Shigeru Omi, the World Health ...

  10. New home for rare primates

    Posted Sep 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chan Four pygmy slow lorises, bred at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, will be handed to the Singapore Zoo this week. The pygmy slow loris is a nocturnal primate found throughout Vietnam, Laos and Yunnan province on the mainland. The two males and two females aged three to seven are the offspring of a pair confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade by the Agriculture, ...




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