Fever

Checkpoints' infrared fever screening 'not sensitive enough'

Checkpoints' infrared fever screening 'not sensitive enough'

A University of Hong Kong study recently found that the current screening method missed 13 per cent of those who had fever, as the devices in use were not sensitive enough. 

Wednesday, 3 April, 2013, 4:22am 2 comments

Living with HIV

Illustration: Pearl Law

I am 42 years old and have been living with HIV for 17 years. I discovered I was HIV positive after running a fever for a long time. I went to the hospital; the doctor said that I had a lung infection and ran some X-rays. The fever went on so doctors conducted a series of tests to find the cause, and that's when they checked for HIV.

25 Nov 2012 - 10:42am

Seventh superbug case found in baby boy

An 11-month-old boy from the mainland has been diagnosed with a deadly and drug-resistant superbug, the seventh such case in the city's hospitals.

Although none of the patients have been infected in the city, medical experts warn that the highly contagious NDM-1 could spread rapidly as more victims come to Hong Kong. None of the patients locally has died.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Sneasons of Liz

Cabaret show featuring Liz Merendino (left) celebrating two human conditions - love and hay fever; pianist Warren Wills accompanies. In English. Sept 13, 8.30pm, Skylark Lounge, 63 Wyndham St, Central, HK$150, includes one drink. Inquiries: 2801 6018

13 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Police to police protest against themselves

3 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Friends find the time to step in for Aarif at boutique's opening

They may have bodyguards and handlers to protect them from overly ardent fans, but even the most pampered of celebrities don't get special protection from the flu.

24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

human rights

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions

1 Which is not one of the ways the dissidents say they have been harassed?

a. phone services cut

b. torture

c. house arrest

2 How did the police say Liu Xia's invitation list had helped them?

11 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Man critically ill with flesh-eating disease

A 62-year-old man was critically ill with the flesh-eating disease necrotising fasciitis, the Centre for Health Protection said yesterday. The Wong Tai Sin man had injured his right hand at home while handling a fish on Thursday. He developed fever and swelling of the hand the next day and was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

13 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

letters

The greatness of mother's love

Recently I learned a lesson when I got sick.

I had a fever and cough in the morning. I went to see a doctor with my mum. There were many patients in the hospital. We were told to sit down and wait for about three hours.

5 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Movie930 (CD) Various Artists

Of all the '101s' and 'Essential Collections' flooding the market lately, none can compare to this four-disc, 72-song compilation of memorable movie tunes. While many compilations simply throw all the songs together randomly, the outstanding Movie930 groups them carefully into four themes.

2 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Perfect for celluloid-lovers

Of all the '101s' and 'Essential Collections' flooding the market lately, none can compare to this four-disc, 72-song compilation of memorable movie tunes.

While many compilations simply shove all the songs together randomly, the outstanding Movie930 groups them carefully into four themes.

9 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

S African arrested after HK$2.13m cannabis find

21 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Tests for all ambulances

All ambulances will undergo examinations after the recent series of breakdowns that delayed treatment, the Fire Services Department said.

24 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Man, 80, critical with flesh-eating disease

An 80-year-old Kwun Tong man contracted a flesh-eating disease and was in critical condition, the Centre for Health Protection said yesterday. The man, who had a wound on his lower left leg, developed fever and lost consciousness earlier this month and was admitted to United Christian Hospital. The centre was still investigating the source of the infection.

11 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Astrid & Veronika

Astrid & Veronika

by Linda Olsson

Penguin, HK$112

17 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

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