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Tuesday, 4 October, 2011, 12:00am

Poaching vs culling

I am writing to express my views on how macaque monkeys in Kam Shan Country Park in North Kowloon have been poached. The monkeys are a nuisance to nearby residents, even breaking into their homes to steal food. But animal lovers suspect the poachers are killing Hong Kong's wild monkeys to supply mainland restaurants specialising in exotic cuisine.

15 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

HKU researchers in breakthrough on cancer causes

Genetic discovery expected to help develop treatments

Hong Kong researchers have discovered the cellular process by which an HIV-like virus causes a rare type of leukaemia.

21 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

Medecins Sans Frontieres received verbal permission from county authorities in Henan in November last year to set up an HIV/Aids treatment project early this year. It was not given permission in November 2002 as stated in the second edition of the report 'Aids group's HIV work blocked for four years' on page A6 yesterday.

20 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Rare virus linked to Japanese occupation

JAPANESE soldiers occupying Hong Kong during World War II appear to have left some residents with a hereditary virus related to AIDS.

The potentially deadly HTLV-1, which can lead to leukaemia, has appeared in the blood of a small number of donors to the Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Bank.

20 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Women remain victims

I AM more than appalled at the idea of one human being deliberately infecting another with the deadly HIV virus.

But the case of Marilyn Tan, 'Ex-lover accused of HIV jab' and 'Friend in bizarre HIV role' (Sunday Morning Post, May 7 and 14), disturbs me. I cannot and will not bring myself to even entertain the concept of a woman spurned.

21 May 1995 - 12:00am

Tainted blood passes on virus

FIVE people have become carriers of a rare, cancer-causing virus after being given blood tainted with it, the Hospital Authority admitted yesterday.

Another seven of 54 patients given the blood may be infected but cannot be contacted.

More carriers could be found as the Red Cross continues to test all its blood donated since 1986.

12 Oct 1994 - 12:00am