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Chinese herbal medicines recalled

Chinese herbal medicine wholesaler Hang Wo Drug Company is to recall all batches of five marketed herbal medicines, including radix clematidis, jujubae fructus, rhizoma polygonati, hippocampus and radix codonopsis.

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Congo added to Ebola watch list

The Department of Health has added Congo to its Ebola surveillance list after 24 suspected cases of haemorrhagic fever, including 13 deaths, were identified there from July 28 to August 18.

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Alert issued on fish product

The Centre for Food Safety has urged people not to consume a type of prepackaged fish fibres from Taiwan as a sample contained mercury at a level exceeding the legal limit.

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Women fined for illegal guesthouses

Three women have been fined $8,000 to $10,000 for operating illegal guesthouses in Mong Kok and Tsim Sha Tsui.

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Live poultry import talks ongoing

Hong Kong and Mainland authorities are working hard to resume the live chicken supply in the run-up to the Mid-Autumn Festival, Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man says.

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Congo set for alert list

The Centre for Health Protection is considering adding Congo to its Ebola surveillance list, Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man says.

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Man ill with NDM-1

The Centre for Health Protection has confirmed a case of New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in a 65-year-old man.

 

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Ebola precaution set for blood donors

The Red Cross has announced it will not take blood donations from people who have recently been in Ebola-affected countries, such as Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.

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2 types of eyedrops recalled

The Department of Health has endorsed Ashford Pharmaceuticals' recall of all batches of Allerex Eye Drops (registration number: HK-54384) and Optodexine Eye Drops (registration number: HK-54304) due to potential contamination.

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Clear moon expected for mid-autumn fest

Weather permitting, a bright and clear moon will be observable from open space in all districts on the Mid-Autumn Festival on September 8, the Hong Kong Observatory says.

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Cheese alert issued

The Centre for Food Safety has urged the public not to consume a type of raw cow's milk cheese imported from France possibly contaminated with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O26:H11.

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Baby treated for enterovirus

The Centre for Health Protection is investigating a case of severe paediatric enterovirus infection involving a month-old boy who is now in stable condition.

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Welfare chief visits ex-'hidden youths'

Secretary for Labour & Welfare Matthew Cheung has met three youths who have emerged from their reclusive past and reintegrated into society through the Withdrawn Youth Support Network Enhancement Project.

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150 HIV cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection recorded 150 HIV infections in the second quarter of the year.

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Ko Wing-man eyes agricultural trends

Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man has visited farms in the New Territories to learn about the latest local aquaculture and agriculture developments - and ways to promote the industries.

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Man ill with Legionnaires' disease

The Centre for Health Protection is investigating a case of Legionnaires' disease involving a 34-year-old man.

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Custom suit bolsters paddle power

Clothes may not make the man, but a tailor-made racing suit could help make champions of the 10-member Hong Kong Rowing Team at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea next month.

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TS Tsang hails HK athletes

Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing has congratulated Hong Kong athletes Doo Hoi-kem and Hung Ka-tak for winning the bronze medal in the Table Tennis Mixed International Team event in the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.

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Man with streptococcus infections dies

The Centre for Health Protection is investigating the death of a 57-year-old man infected with Streptococcus suis.

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Restaurant licence rescinded

The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department has rescinded a Causeway Bay restaurant’ s licence for illegally extending its business area.

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