Soft ‘n’ cuddly slaughter: Hong Kong preps for African swine fever with life-sized (and pricey) toy pigs

It was a soft and fluffy slaughter. Netizens loved it. It’s not often government training drills go viral, but this exercise by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department about how to destroy pigs in the event of an African swine fever (ASF) outbreak is getting some internet love, reports Apple Daily. That’s because instead of ...

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Second human case of rat hepatitis E discovered in 3 months

Second human case of rat hepatitis E discovered in 3 months

We had patient zero. Now authorities have another. Just a few months after Hong Kong discovered the world’s first-known case of a strain of hepatitis E passing from rats to...

UPDATE: Police arrest plastic surgeon after woman dies following botox injection at Tsim Sha Tsui beauty clinic

UPDATE: Police arrest plastic surgeon after woman dies following botox injection at Tsim Sha Tsui beauty clinic

UPDATE: Police have arrested a plastic surgeon after a woman died this morning following botox treatment, with the suspect previously involved in a fatal botched liposuction case,...

Authorities reopen Lion Rock Park after dengue outbreak brought under control

Authorities reopen Lion Rock Park after dengue outbreak brought under control

Dengue’s dwindling, at least locally. Two months after the mosquito-borne virus spread through Hong Kong, authorities have reopened Lion Rock Park, one of the locations...

Boy, 2, given five times the dose of heart medication in second serious medical mistake in less than a week

Boy, 2, given five times the dose of heart medication in second serious medical mistake in less than a week

It’s been a bad week for medical blunders. Two serious cases of serious medical mistakes have occurred in recent days, including a doctor who gave a 2-year-old boy an overdose...

After world-first case of human contracting rat disease in HK, authorities face questions on rodent control

After world-first case of human contracting rat disease in HK, authorities face questions on rodent control

Authorities are scurrying to counter complaints that government efforts to tackle Hong Kong’s rat population are inadequate, after a recent rare case of a rat-borne disease...

In unprecedented case, Hong Kong man infected with rat hepatitis E

In unprecedented case, Hong Kong man infected with rat hepatitis E

Hong Kong’s had records to be proud of — like the tallest revolving door, or the busiest airport for cargo, or the longest paper chain made in under an hour. This is not...

Dengue cases now at 27, as CHP announces another person infected

Dengue cases now at 27, as CHP announces another person infected

Another case of dengue, another chance to run a picture of a mosquito on someone’s skin.  The city’s record-breaking spread of the mosquito-borne virus, which began...

Lacking knowledge, young people increasingly shunning condoms, including with sex workers

Lacking knowledge, young people increasingly shunning condoms, including with sex workers

Really? Research showing a rise in unprotected sex among Hong Kong’s youth is concerning enough but a drop in the amount of young people using condoms when having sex with...

At least 4 people infected with Hep E following organ transplant from same woman

At least 4 people infected with Hep E following organ transplant from same woman

In a case believed to be the first of its kind in the city, four people were infected with hepatitis E after receiving organs from the same donor, a hospital revealed yesterday....


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