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AseanPlus News 21 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rumours prompt HK folk to dump pets

B>HONG KONG:/BAs the mystery surrounding the source of the killer SARS virus continues, rumours that animals or pets could carry the disease may have turned some of man's best friends into Hong Kong's worst enemies.

Lifestyle 20 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

In the wake of superspreaders

Watching as the mysterious illness called severe acute respiratory syndrome hopped around the world and exploded in new outbreaks, epidemiologists began to ask themselves an unsettling question: Is itcarried by #8220;superspreaders#8221;?

Business 19 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Vivendi Water to explore Malaysia

VIVENDI Water, the world#146;s largest water company, plans to start commercial production of recycled sewerage water using membrane technology in Malaysia if the feasibility tests currently being carried out prove successful.

AseanPlus News 19 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

HK's worst SARS outbreak spread through plumbing

B>HONG KONG:/BThe biggest SARS outbreak in Hong Kong spread through the plumbing in an apartment complex after visits from a man sick with the disease, health officials say.

Lifestyle 15 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Marine park in distress

One resort after another is springing up in Redang, raising a need for the authorities to keep a close eye on developments in the Pulau Redang Marine Park off the coast of Terengganu. A recent check showed mounds of red earth, coral rubble and construction waste on the shores, empty diesel drums floating in the sea, and open burning in several spots - hardly the scenes one would expect to find in a protected area known for its rich but sensitive ecology.

Nation 10 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Stop-work order for jetty project

The Terengganu Department of Environment (DOE) issued a stop-work order Wednesday on the construction of a jetty on Pulau Redang by the Laguna Redang Island Resort.

AseanPlus News 09 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Roaches may be linked to SARS spread

B>HONG KONG: /B>Cockroaches may be to blame for spreading a killer pneumonia virus at a housing block at the centre of the outbreak in Hong Kong, health officials said here yesterday.

AseanPlus News 02 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Kowloon flat residents evacuated to holiday camps

B>HONG KONG:/BResidents of a block of flats in Kowloon affected by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) have been evacuated to two holiday camps to prevent them from being infected by the deadly disease.

AseanPlus News 02 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

'Virus checked in three nations'

B>GENEVA:/BThe UN's World Health Organisation said yesterday that outbreaks of a deadly respiratory virus were being contained in Vietnam, Singapore, and Canada, with the main concern now centering on Hong Kong and China's Guangdong province.

AseanPlus News 29 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Farmers hit by severe drought across country

SEVERE drought has left more than 10 million people across China without an adequate supply of drinking water, Xinhua reported on Wednesday, quoting sources from the state Flood Control and Drought Prevention headquarters in Beijing.