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  1. Sparrows living at Yuen Long farm linked to latest bird flu outbreak

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Experts who visited the Yuen Long chicken farm at the centre of the latest bird flu outbreak found important evidence flying around- sparrows. The experts believe that chickens ... four days after chickens at the Yuen Long farm were found to have the H5N1 virus on December 8. Mr Wong said inspectors from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department visited his ...

  2. Scandal-hit poll's victor seeks clarity

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... in an ICAC crackdown over the past two weeks. Leung Fuk-yuen, 46, the representative of Tai Tong village, beat Tsang Ma-ming, 53, from Shui Chiu Lo Wai village in the scandal-hit election yesterday. The three hours of voting were held at the Yuen Long Town Hall under the eyes of the police anti-triad squad. The 71 village representatives taking part in the elections, including Mr Leung and Mr ...

  3. Three more public traditional medicine clinics proposed

    Posted May 27th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Three more traditional Chinese medicine clinics with modern management will be set up at public hospitals under a Hospital Authority proposal. The authority's internal document, to be discussed on Tuesday, says the clinics will be at Madam Yung Fung Shee Health Centre, Yuen Long, Woo Ping Care and Attention Centre, Tseung Kwan O, and Tang Shiu Kin Hospital, Wan ...

  4. Experts set to study mainland-made bird flu vaccines

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... to be failing. Two groups on bird flu were set up, the Food and Health Bureau announced yesterday. Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok said they would probe the Yuen Long farm incident. ... follows the Yuen Long outbreak, which has prompted a 21-day ban on the sale and import of live chickens. The outbreak is the first at a local farm since Hong Kong introduced Dutch vaccines for all ...

  5. Pig, poultry growers want buy-back

    Posted Dec 13th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... a 'positive response' to the proposal and promised to study it further. 'The pig farms cause a lot of environmental nuisance to nearby residents in Yuen Long and Tin Shui Wai,' Mr Chan ... look into this issue if it introduces central slaughtering in the long run.' Piggeries have caused concern after five cases of Japanese encephalitis this year. Pigs are reservoirs ...

  6. No evidence of smuggling in bird flu investigation

    Posted Dec 26th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Experts investigating the bird flu outbreak at a Yuen Long farm have found no evidence that fertilised eggs are being smuggled, but made recommendations on improving bio-security ... after chickens at the Yuen Long farm were found to have H5N1 on December 8. The outbreak killed 200 chickens, and health workers had to cull tens of thousands more. The government also imposed ...

  7. Privacy chief seeks to alleviate CCTV fears

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... City and Yuen Long - before the end of the year if a consultation among the relevant district councils next month does not meet strong objection. While privacy concerns forced a police plan ... and consult the public. Yuen Long District councillor Kwok Keung supported the surveillance project, saying it may even act as a deterrent against other illegal activities. But Eastern District ...

  8. Vaccines are waning, says HKU professor

    Posted Dec 10th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... of microbiology, Yuen Kwok-yung, yesterday revealed the results, which were in line with his earlier warning that a 'total failure' of the vaccines was just a matter of time. The latest outbreak at a Yuen Long farm is the first at a local chicken farm since the government introduced vaccination at all local farms in 2003. The vaccines currently used are made in the Netherlands and inoculate ...

  9. Smuggled fertilised eggs dodging bird flu control measures, say trade sources

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Martin Wong

    ... Wong Yee-chuen, whose farm in Lau Fau Shan, Yuen Long, was shut down after the H5 virus killed 200 chickens, said embryonic chicks with the virus would die soon after hatching. He said all ...

  10. 11 arrested over HSBC fake-deposit swindle

    Posted Apr 15th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... deposited at four HSBC Instant Deposit Machines in Yuen Long, Mongkok and Causeway Bay. Sources said the counterfeits of old-design $500 notes were of poor quality. Police are investigating how ...




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