United States Federal agents invaded northeast Mississippi several days ago, on a mission: Find the man who sent a poison-laced letter to President Barack Obama.Monday, 29 April, 2013, 3:26am
A global infectious disease outbreak involving a lethal pathogen - whether spread through a deliberate attack or originating from natural sources - could claim millions of lives and cause severe economic damage. It is essential not only to mitigate the consequences of a pandemic, but also - with respect to deliberate biological attacks - to minimise the likelihood that it will happen.20 Nov 2012 - 3:09am 2 comments
Electrical technician Chan Man-ching had a history of good health, until a persistent two-week fever forced the Macau resident to check himself into a hospital in the former Portuguese enclave.18 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Hong Kong has three more suspected cases of dengue fever after the family members of a 46-year-old Caucasian man confirmed with the disease tested positive for it.25 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
Investigation into dengue fever24 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
Forty special anti-terrorism teams have recently been formed in Beijing to ensure security at the Olympic Games, according to officials at the Beijing Municipal Public Health Bureau.
The teams comprise a total of 188 experts and medics who will be on duty around the clock from July 1, said officials attending a meeting on disease prevention and control on Friday.8 Jun 2008 - 12:00am
Gansu has reported the country and the province's second case of bubonic plague this year, according to the Ministry of Health.
In a monthly report on infectious diseases posted on its website yesterday, the ministry said the patient had died, without giving further details.11 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
Latest dengue fever victim back from bangladesh15 Aug 2006 - 12:00am
Hong Kong faces an increased risk of dengue fever outbreaks this year with at least five districts recording high mosquito numbers ahead of the rainy season.22 Apr 2006 - 12:00am
Updated at 5.25pm: A 36-year-old Hong Kong man has contracted dengue fever following a visit to Indonesia in February, the Health Department confirmed on Friday.
A spokesman for the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said the man, who lives in Tuen Mun, developed a fever and headache last Thursday.
He was now in Tuen Mun Hospital in a stable condition.10 Mar 2006 - 12:00am