Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus
by Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy
The weak and ill-managed quarantine network is to blame for a rise in animal epidemics, particularly those that can be transmitted to humans, veterinary experts warn.
Travelling overseas from Hong Kong with a dog is relatively easy as the city has been rabies-free for about 25 years.
Chinese University vice-chancellor, Professor Joseph Sung Jao-yiu, tops the rankings as the most popular head of the city's universities. Sung (right) took over from economist Lawrence Lau Juen-...
The Court of Appeal has upheld that March 27, 2003, should be recognised as the date for the outbreak of Sars in a case where New World Development sued a number of insurers for losses of tens of...
They are everywhere in the countryside, says 73-year-old farmer Zeng Guangyuan, but you barely notice them unless you suddenly feel itchy and look down to find them sucking your blood.
Since the first bird flu outbreak in 1997 and the Sars crisis in 2003, Hong Kong scientists have done a phenomenal job in leading the world in understanding and fighting the deadly diseases.
Banning the sale of live poultry in our markets, and moving to a system of central slaughtering, has long been viewed as a necessary step to protect our community from deadly infectious diseases....
Sars has gone, and so has the ward where the killer virus first became embedded in Hong Kong before spreading to the rest of the city in 2003.
HK should be manufacturing flu vaccine
Answer the following questions
1 What did health authorities recommend to prevent Sars?
a. stay away from cockroaches...
Anxiety swept through the city yesterday as the first confirmed influenza A (H1N1) case in Hong Kong revived the spectre of Sars.