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  • Nov 27, 2014
  • Updated: 2:10pm

Jo Bowman

Fear of modern-day pandemic has biologists scrambling desperately to contain new outbreaks of chilling disease

It is the ghosts of 1918 who make Hong Kong's bird flu outbreaks so chilling for disease experts today.

Twenty million people died suddenly that year when an unusual and particularly cruel influenza A virus broke out simultaneously across the world.

Thursday, 17 May, 2001, 12:00am

Fear of modern-day pandemic has biologists scrambling desperately to contain new outbreaks of chilling disease

It is the ghosts of 1918 who make Hong Kong's bird flu outbreaks so chilling for disease experts today.

Twenty million people died suddenly that year when an unusual and particularly cruel influenza A virus broke out simultaneously across the world.

17 May 2001 - 12:00am

The rundown on phone batteries

The performance of mobile phone batteries varies greatly - some last for two days and others more than three weeks, tests show.

The Consumer Council said that while sound clarity and quality of reception were fairly consistent among all 24 models tested, battery performance varied greatly.

16 May 2001 - 12:00am

Bus TV 'survey' unbelievable

I refer to Jo Bowman's report (headlined 'Bus TVs a hit with majority of users, says study', South China Morning Post, May 11) on a survey of KMB's Multimedia On Board, carried out by a market research company, Taylor Nelson Sofres.

15 May 2001 - 12:00am

All caller records are kept confidential

I refer to the article by Jo Bowman headlined 'Radio legend owed thousands' (Sunday Morning Post, May 6).

Ralph Pixton, being the long-standing presenter of Open Line, had over the years taken on part of the follow-up duties for the programme, hence his access to some listeners' information.

13 May 2001 - 12:00am

'We thought we were doing the girl a favour'

The Mid-Levels family who sacked Ms Sarabuzin say they feel terrible about her illness and thought they were doing the 'decent thing' by letting her go early.

Her former boss said yesterday they had already told Ms Sarabuzin she would have to leave by the end of the year as the family was moving abroad. Two days later, he said, they found out she had cancer.

27 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Rich toast fortune with beer, says survey

Affluent Asians prefer beer to wine and more than six in 10 own a computer, according to a market research firm. They are more likely to have life insurance than a credit card and favour investing in the stock market over unit trusts, AMI International says.

11 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Call directory wrangle frustrates phone users

Thousands of phone users are unable to look up overseas numbers with Cable & Wireless HKT's new 'improved' international directory service. Some callers are being told to wait up to a week before an operator will help them, under the two-day-old system which charges users $12 for each international inquiry they make.

3 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Phone callers to pay for foreign number searches

Phone users will soon have to pay $12 to find out a number overseas when Cable & Wireless HKT changes what for years has been a free service. The charge - to take effect next Thursday - will mean consumers can spend up to half an hour on some long-distance calls for the same price as finding out the number.

25 May 2000 - 12:00am

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