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A third swine flu patient has died in as many days, bringing to seven the total number of deaths in Hong Kong related to the virus.

Swine flu closes 2 schools

news.gov.hk 02.09.2009
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A Japanese school in North Point and a Sha Tin primary school will suspend classes for a week due to human swine influenza outbreaks affecting 89 students.


Top doc siphoned $3.8m

Nickkita Lau The Standard 02.09.2009
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A personal physician to former SAR leader Tung Chee-hwa pocketed millions of dollars meant for medical research.

Swine flu keeps two schools shut as new term begins

Mary Ann Benitez The Standard 01.09.2009
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Even as most schools reopen today after a long summer break, two have suspended or postponed classes after an outbreak of human swine flu (H1N1). Two other schools have been put under medical surveillance.


Booster for nurses

Patsy Moy The Standard 31.08.2009
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Sweeping moves to upgrade the know- how of Hong Kong nurses are under way in the wake of yet another blunder involving babies in a hospital ward.

Woman with human swine flu dies

news.gov.hk 31.08.2009
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A 43-year-old female chronic smoker infected with human swine flu died at Tuen Mun Hospital today.


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Health Authorities say as many as 100 schools may be hit by swine flu outbreaks as the flu peaks after schools go back next week.

Out for blood

Mary Ann Benitez The Standard 27.08.2009
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More than 800 of 8,000 Hong Kong people who have been struck down but recovered from human swine flu (H1N1) are to be asked to give blood so that a "treatment of last resort" can be prepared for those yet to contract the virus and who may be fight...


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Just over half of health workers surveyed in Hong Kong do not want to be vaccinated against swine flu because of fears of side effects and doubts about its efectiveness.

Another baby blunder

Mary Ann Benitez and Andrea Chan The Standard 26.08.2009
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Five newborn babies have been injected with an anti-tuberculosis vaccine that was dangerously past its use-by time at Queen Elizabeth Hospital - the second blunder in the hospital's postnatal ward in just over two weeks.


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Hong Kong has confirmed a record daily total of 406 new swine flu cases, bringing the tally so far in the territory to over 9,700.

CLP boss steps aside to battle breast cancer

Adele Wong The Standard 25.08.2009
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Betty Yuen So Siu-mei, one of Hong Kong's highest-achieving women in the world of business, is in what looks like the fight of her life.


Hurting for nurses

Patsy Moy The Standard 24.08.2009
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Financial recovery has become a double- edged scalpel, with private hospitals poaching nurses from the Hospital Authority.

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The Health Secretary, York Chow, says the authorities are considering a move to drop the practice of releasing the number of swine flu cases confirmed every day.


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Medical authorities in central China have discovered more than 1,300 cases of suspected lead poisoning in children, state media said, in the second such incident this month and bringing the total to 2,200.

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The government has cancelled its tender for swine flu vaccines, after it received no offer which conformed to its requirements.


Breast-feeding error adds to mix-up moms' miseries

Patsy MoyandAndrea Chan The Standard 18.08.2009
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Two registered nurses and a health assistant have been sent for retraining and placed under supervision following a mix-up in which two mothers breast-fed each other's baby for at least 36 hours.

Probe launched after newborns mixed up

Mary Ann Benitez and Bonnie Chen The Standard 17.08.2009
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A blundering public hospital is under fire after mixing up two newborn baby girls - and sending them to the wrong mothers.


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A man was in a serious condition last night after being overcome by carbon monoxide fumes in a Tsim Sha Tsui basement restaurant.

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A 54-year-old man with swine flu has died after earlier leaving hospital against medical advice.



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