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Britain in vaccination warning over measles outbreak

A measles outbreak has affected 800 people in Britain, where up to two million schoolchildren are believed to be unprotected due to a scare which wrongly linked the vaccine with autism. The outbreak is centred on Swansea, in south Wales, but health experts warn there is a risk the virus could spread.

Saturday, 20 April, 2013, 3:19am

Hong Kong did right by MMR vaccine

Hong Kong's health authorities have insisted in the last decade that the combined measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine for young children is safe.

18 Apr 2013 - 3:18am

China Digest, March 4, 2013

A woman has been acquitted of charges that she stole books and statues from the home of Ji Xianlin, a famed linguist and professor of Peking University, a few months after his death in 2009, Qianlong.com reports. 

4 Mar 2013 - 5:42am

Pakistan policeman killed in new anti-polio attack

A Pakistani policeman was shot dead on Tuesday while protecting a polio vaccination team, police said, bringing the death toll in such attacks to 20 since December.

No one has claimed responsibility for the killings. But the umbrella Taliban faction last year banned polio vaccinations in the tribal region of Waziristan, alleging the campaign was a cover for espionage.

26 Feb 2013 - 9:00pm

Pakistan resumes polio vaccines under tight security

Pakistan is providing paramilitary and police support to polio vaccinations being resumed discreetly in the northwest after a series of attacks on medical workers, officials said on Friday.

4 Jan 2013 - 5:18pm

One million Pakistani children miss out on polio vaccination

Almost one million Pakistani children were left out of a polio vaccination drive which ended this week, officials said, as unrest and flooding limited access and some parents viewed the campaign as a Western "conspiracy".

19 Oct 2012 - 3:19am

City Digest

Brake fault found on Ocean Park roller coaster

One of the seven sets of brakes on Ocean Park's Mine Train roller coaster was out of order when a car carrying 23 passengers ran into the back of an empty car at the station on Sunday, an Electrical and Mechanical Services Department check found. No one was injured.

RTHK staff to give new director a 'reception'

13 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Vaccinations prevent a variety of diseases, but can be dangerous

Two years ago Dominque Frebourg moved from France to Hong Kong. She brought all her worldly possessions, including her three cats.

Adhering to Hong Kong's animal import regulations, she vaccinated them before leaving France for a variety of diseases, including rabies.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am