Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus

Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus by Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy Viking

Sunday, 29 July, 2012, 12:00am

Deadly kidney disease in cats linked to dog virus

A virus similar to one that commonly kills dogs may also be shortening the legendary nine lives of cats.

Hong Hong researchers say they have found the virus in stray cats suffering from a fatal kidney inflammation and plan further tests to see if the virus causes the symptoms.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

How to take off from HK with your pet aboard

Travelling overseas from Hong Kong with a dog is relatively easy as the city has been rabies-free for about 25 years.

14 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

HK rubella outbreak traced to church service

Health authorities yesterday traced a suspected outbreak of rubella, or German measles, to a church service that is attended mostly by Indonesian domestic helpers, held at a hotel in Causeway Bay.

The Department of Health said three Indonesian helpers, aged 27, 32 and 34, developed symptoms between October 5 and 7.

17 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Another week's wait for Nipah virus test results

Connections of top-flight gallopers Sacred Kingdom and California Memory may have to wait another week for definitive Nipah virus test results before they know when their horses will be able to leave Singapore.

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

Cruz furious as horse held on virus fears

Top stayer California Memory, sprinter Sacred Kingdom and two of the English visitors to last Sunday's Singapore International Airlines Cup are stranded in the Lion City pending further tests after three of them showed adverse reactions to screening tests for the deadly Nipah virus.

27 May 2011 - 12:00am

Fake rabies vaccine ring jailed over boy's death

A Guangxi man who sold a fake rabies vaccine that led to the death of a five-year-old boy last year has been jailed for two and a half years by a Laibin city court.

21 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

New patient may have metapneumovirus

Another patient in a Tuen Mun Hospital ward, where an outbreak of human metapneumovirus cases was recently reported, has developed fever and coughing symptoms. The woman, 20, at a mixed ward for the mentally handicapped, is being treated in isolation and is in stable condition. Admission to the ward has been suspended as part of infection control measures.

19 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Home Game

Home Game by Michael Lewis WW Norton HK$109

25 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Measles shots trigger allergic reactions in latest vaccines scandal

In the latest vaccine scandal to emerge on the mainland in the past month, more than a dozen children given measles vaccines in Jiangxi last year developed severe adverse reactions which, when treated, led to even more complications.

8 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Shanxi faces dog cull to stamp out rabies

A second dog cull is looming in the northern province of Shanxi to help prevent the spread of rabies.

Police in Weinan have announced that the city's residents have a month to obtain permits for their dogs, with those who fail to do so risking having their dogs killed.

21 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

It's still a dog's life for pets on the mainland

With basic human rights flouted on a regular basis on the mainland, what chance do animals have of being protected by the law? Precious little, if the recent dog cull in Hanzhong, Shaanxi province is anything to go by.

29 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

'Cruel' dog ban sparks outcry

A city in Heilongjiang province has imposed a controversial regulation banning dogs in public areas from today.

23 May 2009 - 12:00am

An animal's best friend

According to media reports, more than 50,000 dogs were slaughtered in the first few days after mainland officials ordered mass killings in response to a rabies outbreak. Many of these had reportedly already been vaccinated against rabies when they were killed.

4 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Protest over boy's death

A group of villagers from Guangdong and their Hong Kong relatives yesterday marched on a hospital in Huizhou demanding justice over the death of a boy nearly three weeks after he was bitten by a rabid dog.

3 Aug 2005 - 12:00am