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More Guangdong H7N9 cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection has learned of three new avian influenza A (H7N9) cases in Guangdong.

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CSSA rent allowance to rise

The maximum rates of the rent allowance under the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Scheme will rise from February 1, the Social Welfare Department announces.

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Illegal drug sellers arrested

Department of Health and Police officers have arrested an 83-year-old man and a 61-year-old woman for the illegal sale of unregistered medicine.

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1,400 jaywalkers booked

A total of 1,399 summonses have been issued in a citywide pedestrian safety campaign.

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Valentine stamps to be issued

Hongkong Post will release a set of special stamps and associated philatelic products to celebrate Valentine's Day.

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Cyber security portal launches

The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer has launched the Cyber Security Information Portal - www.cybersecurity.hk - to help Internet users guard against online attacks.

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More avian flu cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection has learned of four new human cases of avian influenza A (H7N9) in Guangdong, and one H5N1 case in Jiangsu.

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3 schools report flu-like outbreaks

The Centre for Health Protection reminds people and school staff members to maintain good personal and environmental hygiene to prevent influenza's spread after three schools reported outbreaks of a flu-like illness.

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Man ill with Legionnaires' disease

The Centre for Health Protection is investigating a case of Legionnaires' disease involving a 44-year-old man.

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Canada reports first H7N9 case

The Centre for Health Protection has learned of the first human case of avian influenza A (H7N9) in Canada, which is also the first case reported in North America so far.

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Guangdong H7N9 cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection has learned of two new avian influenza A (H7N9) cases in Guangdong.

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More poultry banned

The Centre for Food Safety has banned the import of poultry products, including poultry eggs, from California's Stanislaus County in the US, and Belize’s Cayo District, with immediate effect.

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Excessive pesticide found in cabbage

The Centre for Food Safety has found excessive pesticide residue in a sample of Chinese white cabbage and is following up on the case.

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Ovitrap index falls

The monthly ovitrap index for December dropped to 0.1% from 0.4% in November.

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Guangdong H7N9 cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection has learned of two new avian influenza A (H7N9) cases in Guangdong.

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CS starts marathon

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam has started the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2015 in Tsim Sha Tsui.

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Imported H7N9 case recorded

The Centre for Health Protection is investigating the second imported human case of avian influenza A (H7N9) in Hong Kong this winter.

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4 new H7N9 cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection has learned of four new avian influenza A (H7N9) cases on the Mainland.

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Farmfest 2015 opens

Farmfest 2015 has opened in Fa Hui Park, Mong Kok, featuring more than 350 stalls selling local agricultural and seafood products.

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Hospital capacity to be reviewed

The Food & Health Bureau will liaise with the Hospital Authority to ensure there is sufficient hospital capacity during the peak flu season, Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man says.

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