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April 16, 2014

Hunan H7N9 case reported

The Centre for Health Protection has been notified of another H7N9 case, in Hunan, affecting a 30-year-old man.

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Vendor booked for tainted meat

The Centre for Food Safety will prosecute a meat vendor after finding illicit preservative sulphur dioxide in a beef sample taken from a Mong Kok stall.

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More e-Channels for sight-impaired

Two voice-navigated e-Channels will start operating at the Macau Ferry Terminal's arrival and departure halls on April 16, the Immigration Department announces.

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Food safety app launched

The Centre for Food Safety has launched a mobile application to help people keep abreast of the latest food safety news.

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16 overseas MERS cases reported

The Department of Health is monitoring 16 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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Jiangsu man confirmed with H7N9

The Centre for Health Protection has learned of an additional H7N9 case in Jiangsu, involving a 52-year-old man in hospital.
 

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Cheung Chau niches to be sold

The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department will accept applications for the allocation of 833 new standard niches at Cheung Chau Columbarium from April 15.

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Kumamoto poultry banned

The Centre for Food Safety has suspended the import of poultry and poultry products, including eggs, from Kumamoto prefecture, Japan.

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Health promotion fund invites applicants

Non-profit-making organisations are invited to submit grant applications under the Healthcare & Promotion Fund for non-research health-promotion projects and seed funding scheme, the Food & Health Bureau announces.

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10th HK human H7N9 case confirmed

The Centre for Health Protection has confirmed the 10th human H7N9 case in Hong Kong, an 85-year-old woman who had travelled to Dongguan.

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Guangzhou H7N9 case reported

The Centre for Health Protection has been notified of one additional human case of H7N9 in Guangzhou.

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New MERS case reported in Jordan  

The Department of Health is closely monitoring an additional case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome reported to the World Health Organisation by Jordan.

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Green burials on the rise

Efforts to promote green burial are having a positive effect, as more people are opting to scatter cremated ashes at sea or in Gardens of Remembrance, the Food & Environmental Hygiene Department says.

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3 new H7N9 cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection has learned of three additional H7N9 cases, in Guangzhou, Shantou and Heyuan.

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9th confirmed H7N9 case probed

The Centre for Health Protection is identifying contacts of the ninth confirmed human case of H7N9 in Hong Kong, an 82-year-old woman who normally resides in Liwan, Guangzhou.

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Four Saudi MERS cases reported

The Department of Health is monitoring four additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome cases in Saudi Arabia.

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Flu jabs for all urged

Everyone aged six months or older should receive influenza vaccinations, except those with known risks from getting the jabs, the Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases recommends.
 

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9th HK human H7N9 case confirmed

The Centre for Health Protection has confirmed the ninth human H7N9 case in Hong Kong, an 82-year-old woman who usually resides in Liwan, Guangzhou.

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Warning issued on cosmetic cream

The Department of Health asks people not to use the cosmetic cream Santen, as it may contain excessive mercury levels.

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Full MPF portability mooted

The Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority is studying options to implement full MPF benefit portability, Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury Prof KC Chan says. It aims to submit a proposal to the Government by the end of 2015.

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