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2010-11-18 13:35:00

Health officials said Thursday that the first human case of bird flu in seven years has been diagnosed in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Department of Health said that a 59-year-old woman was hospitalized in serious condition after a trip to mainland China. She was diagnosed as having influenza A (H5), a variant of bird flu.  Officials said that it was unclear where she had contracted the disease. Her 60-year-old husband also developed possible symptoms of bird flu, but has since recovered....

2009-12-15 15:51:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food and Health Bureau has invited expressions of interest (EOI) from Hong Kong and overseas parties in developing private hospitals at four sites in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The deadline for submitting EOI is March 31, 2010. At a press conference, the Secretary for Food and Health, Dr. York Chow, said the promotion of private hospital development was one of the initiatives under healthcare reform and a major Hong Kong...

2008-06-17 15:01:04

Hong Kong considers expanding flu vaccination to more children HONG KONG, June 16 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong's top health official said here Monday the government is considering expanding the flu vaccination program to include children aged under five. York Chow, Secretary for Food and Health of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, told lawmakers here Monday that an additional 219,000 children will benefit once the program expands. Chow said the HKSAR government is...

2005-08-21 11:21:23

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's government said on Sunday it had discovered a suspected cancer-causing chemical in some freshwater fish imported from China, but denied the mainland had suspended exports to the territory. The discovery is the latest in a string of health scares to hit Hong Kong, which relies heavily on mainland China for its food supplies. Last week Hong Kong health officials said they had found the same chemical, malachite green, in eels and eel meat from mainland...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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