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No new severe flu cases

The Centre for Health Protection has announced that there were no new severe adult influenza cases reported.

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36 youths commended

Thirty-six young people were commended for their outstanding achievements in personal development, leadership and social services at an award presentation ceremony.

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Batch of raisins recalled

The Centre for Food Safety has urged the public not to eat a batch of prepacked raisins, as the product may contain excessive sulphur dioxide.

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Two new severe adult flu cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection has reported two new cases of severe adult influenza, and urges people to get vaccinated early against seasonal influenza.

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More US poultry banned

The Centre for Food Safety has banned the import of poultry products, including eggs, from Roseau and Otter Tail counties in Minnesota, Barron County in Wisconsin, and Roberts County in South Dakota.

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2 Dengue cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection has urged people to take precautions against Dengue fever as two new cases have been confirmed over the past week.

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4 new Saudi MERS cases reported

The Department of Health is monitoring four newly reported Middle East Respiratory Syndrome cases in Saudi Arabia, including two deaths.

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Tainted cheese recalled

The Centre for Food Safety has urged the public not to eat a batch of raw cow's milk cheese imported from France, as the product might be contaminated with listeria.

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H5N6 case detected

The carcass of a peregrine falcon found at a construction site on Hung Yuen Road, Yuen Long, on April 9 has tested positive for H5N6, the Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department says.

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4 new severe flu cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection has reported four new cases of severe adult influenza, including three deaths.

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More US poultry banned

The Centre for Food Safety has banned the import of poultry products, including eggs, from Le Sueur County in Minnesota.

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Hepatitis A not linked to blueberries

There is no link between a rise in Hepatitis A cases and eating blueberries, but the Centre for Food Safety will carry out spot checks on berry products as a precaution, Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man says.

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Insufficient Hep-A, berry evidence

A Centre for Health Protection investigation has not found sufficient evidence linking the increase of hepatitis A cases with the eating of blueberries.

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More US poultry banned

The Centre for Food Safety has banned the import of poultry products, including eggs, from Swift and Redwood counties in Minnesota, and Buena Vista County in Iowa.

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311 working dogs in service

There are now 311 working dogs in the Government to assist officers of the relevant departments in performing duties pertaining to the maintenance of law and order and the protection of public safety. 

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Powdered formula supply sufficient

Regular surveys show powdered formula supply at local retail stores was relatively sufficient when compared to the situation in early 2013, Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man says.

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3 new severe flu cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection has reported three new cases of severe adult influenza.

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Anti-mosquito drive to start

Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man says the Government will launch a new anti-mosquito campaign next week to prepare for the coming rainy season.

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More US poultry banned

The Centre for Food Safety has banned the import of poultry products, including eggs, from Jefferson County in Wisconsin.

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