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  1. Vietnam offers clues as to how outbreak may have happened

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez If Guangdong animal authorities are puzzled as to how a massive duck die-off could have occurred, they need only look to Vietnam for answers. And as Guangdong tried to control a suspected bird flu outbreak, a call was made last night for Hong Kong to immediately stop imports of frozen ducks and geese from Guangdong. Vietnam experienced a resurgence in bird flu ...

  2. More men going under the knife

    Posted Jan 05th 2005, 12:00am by David Marsh

    ... David Marsh in Ho Chi Minh City In a Confucian society where age traditionally commands respect, more and more Vietnamese are going under the knife to keep looking younger. Cosmetic surgery centres in fast-modernising Ho Chi Minh City report that males no ...

  3. Former officer in court on drug charges

    Posted Jan 08th 2011, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A former police senior inspector appeared in Kowloon City Court accused of helping to manufacture the drug methamphetamine in Vietnam. Lam Koon-wah, 41, did not enter a plea to a charge of aiding Mak Wai-keung to carry out a crime in a place outside Hong Kong, and an alternative charge of misconduct in public office. The case was adjourned to February 2. ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. Number of flu cases expected to increase over next few weeks

    Posted Mar 26th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... of fever, inflammation or a serious cough after visiting places like Vietnam. He said the centre was in regular touch with the World Health Organisation and Vietnam about the spread of bird flu. Vietnam has been the country hardest hit by the H5N1 bird flu virus this year. Since late December, 27 people have contracted bird flu there, and 13 of them have died. ...


    The parasite strikes back

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Elizabeth Snouffer

    ... the report. In September, it was reported that resistant areas may now include central Vietnam and southeastern Myanmar. Nick White, professor of tropical medicine at Mahidol University in Thailand, ...


    From the Experts: Asian flush syndrome

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by DAVID TAN

    ... at number two. In Southeast Asia alone, alcohol consumption jumped 6 per cent between 2010 and 2011, with Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines at the top. In Singapore, a report in the Singapore ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Food for thought

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Mutsuko Murakami

    ... and the government this week admitted it was the first outbreak of deadly bird flu since 1925. It is caused by the same H5 virus strain as the H5N1 that is affecting Vietnam and has caused an outbreak ... the virus had killed three people in Vietnam. Amid such threats, consumers are becoming more aware of the dangers. 'An important thing for consumers is to continue our calls uncompromisingly ...




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