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Beach festival to be held

The NT West SUN & Fun @ Tuen Mun Beach Festival 2015 will be held at Golden Beach and Cafeteria New Beach on May 23 and 24.

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Korea reports MERS cases

The Department of Health is monitoring the first Middle East Respiratory Syndrome cases reported in Korea.

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More US poultry banned

The Centre for Food Safety has banned the import of poultry products, including eggs, from Moody County in South Dakota.

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Welfare cases fall 0.3%

The Comprehensive Social Security Assistance caseload stood at 250,436 in April, with a total of 376,990 recipients, a 0.3% drop compared to March, the Social Welfare Department says.

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Dengue vigilance urged

The Centre for Health Protection has urged people to take Dengue fever precautions while in Taiwan due an increase in cases on the island.

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Nebraska poultry banned

The Centre for Food Safety has banned the import of poultry products, including eggs, from Nebraska.

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Bun scramble set for May 26

The annual Cheung Chau Bun Scrambling Competition will kick off at midnight on May 26 at Pak Tai Temple Playground.

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Free flu jabs to start

The Centre for Health Protection has reminded the public that seniors can receive a free Southern Hemisphere seasonal influenza vaccination from May 20, at 18 designated health centres.

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1 MERS case reported

The Department of Health is monitoring a Middle East Respiratory Syndrome case in the United Arab Emirates, involving a 29-year-old man who had travelled to Oman.

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More US poultry banned

The Centre for Food Safety has banned the import of poultry products, including eggs, from Yankton County and Hutchinson County in South Dakota.

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5 Saudi MERS cases reported

The Department of Health is monitoring five newly reported Middle East Respiratory Syndrome cases in Saudi Arabia, including one death.

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Campaign targets newborns' families

To relieve the pressure on families with newborn babies, the Home Affairs Bureau and Family Council have launched the BB Family Club campaign to promote positive messages and values.

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Flood drill held in Tai O

An inter-departmental drill on emergency response to flooding in Tai O has been held.

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Health chief to attend WHO meeting

Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man will attend the World Health Organisation's 68th World Health Assembly in Geneva on May 18.

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$7m in aid for Nepal quake victims

The Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee has approved a grant of $7 million to World Vision to provide relief for earthquake victims in Nepal.

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Summer infection reminder issued

The Centre for Health Protection has reminded the public to maintain vigilance against hand, foot and mouth disease, and enterovirus 71 infection, as the peak season for the diseases has started.

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Alert issued on goat's cheese

The Centre for Food Safety has urged the public not to consume five kinds of French goat's cheese believed to contain salmonella.

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More US poultry banned

The Centre for Food Safety has banned the import of poultry products, including eggs, from Dixon County, Nebraska.

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More blood donation sought

The Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service is seeking more blood supply to meet rising demand.

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More US poultry banned

The Centre for Food Safety has banned the import of poultry products, including eggs, from Whitley County, Indiana.

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