Dengue Fever

Singapore braces for worst dengue epidemic

Singapore has launched a nationwide campaign, calling on 30,000 volunteers to help eliminate mosquito breeding spots. Photo: Reuters

Singapore is bracing itself for its worst ever dengue epidemic with infections this year already exceeding the total for all of last year, official statistics showed on Friday.

Friday, 31 May, 2013, 2:36pm

Dengue fever kills 3, infects hundreds in Solomons

A man sprays to prevent the spread of dengue fever.  An outbreak of dengue fever in the Solomon Islands has killed three people. Photo: AP

An outbreak of dengue fever in the Solomon Islands has killed three people, infected hundreds more and is straining the medical system of the South Pacific island nation.

Health authorities in the Solomons and Australia said on Tuesday that at least 1,700 people are suspected to have contracted the disease since the outbreak began in February.

9 Apr 2013 - 5:36pm

Briefs, November 22 2012

Leonid Razvozzhayev denies charges of armed robbery. Photo: AP

Boatpeople sent to PNG, says Australia

22 Nov 2012 - 4:08am

Briefs, September 16, 2012

DAB won't contest house committee post

16 Sep 2012 - 3:00am

Wife and two sons got dengue fever in city

The wife and two sons of a man from Deep Water Bay, who became the first person in seven years to contract dengue fever locally, have been confirmed as also having contracted the disease in Hong Kong.

1 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Help make a difference to the lives of villagers

A group of students who witnessed life in rural Cambodia are taking action

A group of Hong Kong students - Humanity in Focus - are organising a poverty dinner and photo exhibition to spread the message of global citizenship and raise funds for the poor.

In June, 16 participants of the Young Global Citizen Project went on a 10-day trip to Cambodia.

17 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Dengue fever warning issued as more cases are confirmed

12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Medi watch

Alert sounded for dengue fever

30 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Champion cyclist Wong Kam-po loses to galloper Viva Pataca

28 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Doctors dismiss mercury connection to autism

13 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Scientists want studies on impact of warming

Scientists and environmentalists have called for more study into the impact of global warming on Hong Kong to prepare the city for what could be its worst natural disaster.

The call came as the University of Science and Technology released a projection showing how huge swathes of the Pearl River Delta region would be submerged if there is a significant rise in sea levels.

11 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Health Department confirms HK?s 11th dengue fever victim

Updated at 7.08pm: A 44-year-old woman has become Hong Kong?s 11th dengue fever victim, the Health Department confirmed on Tuesday. The department?s Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said the woman had contracted the disease on May 8. She became ill following a visit to Thailand.

16 May 2006 - 12:00am

Much cooler weather expected for Easter

Don't break out the beachwear just yet. The past week of balmy days is expected to give way to a cooler Easter, with temperatures forecast to drop as low as 18 degrees Celsius by Monday as a cold front sweeps down from central China.

13 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Mosquito risk greater this year, expert warns

Health Department issues warning on dengue fever and Japanese encephalitis

Hong Kong may see a new wave of mosquito-borne diseases this year with Yuen Long being a potential high risk zone, senior hygiene officials have warned.

Health Department consultant Ho Yuk-yin yesterday issued a warning against both dengue fever and Japanese encephalitis.

25 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

In Brief

Cyclist hit by taxi

Police are investigating whether a 13-year-old cyclist jumped a red light at a Mongkok junction where he was knocked down by a taxi. The boy suffered minor injuries.

Nineteenth dengu case

A 70-year-old woman who recently returned from Indonesia has dengue fever, the 19th case this year.

22 Sep 2005 - 12:00am