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  1. Pandemic the main worry

    Posted Mar 06th 2007, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... Audrey Parwani More people are concerned about the possibility of a flu pandemic than a bird flu outbreak, and almost all workers feel they cannot rely on employers for help in the event of either crisis, a survey has found. A study by People's Health Actions and Baptist University that surveyed 1,032 people found one in two families had prepared for bird flu or a flu pandemic ...

  2. Doctors, airport on higher bird flu alert

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Health authorities stepped up surveillance among doctors and airport controls yesterday in an effort to block bird flu, after a human-to-human transmission was reported ... case of [bird flu] to the Department of Health for prompt investigation and control measures,' a spokesman said. Also yesterday, all airlines were told to broadcast health messages ...

  3. Bird flu victim's girlfriend discharged

    Posted Mar 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Huang The girlfriend of Guangzhou bird flu victim Lao Qiliang, who was quarantined in a special ward for the past two weeks with a high fever, has been discharged from hospital ... further details, saying it would respect the girlfriend's privacy. 'She could attract public notice after having had close contact with a bird flu victim, so to protect her we ...

  4. Bird flu nothing to do with DNA

    Posted Mar 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of fears that they could transmit bird flu to people. But the basis for her statement was, frankly, scientifically embarrassing. The DNA makeup of an animal has nothing to do with the propensity ... 'the biggest danger comes from poultry. then pigs'? Has the administration tested local pigs and imported pigs for bird flu? If so, can we see the results please? Is the administration ...

  5. Legislators want heads to roll over bird flu poll

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... opinion polls on the government's policy on bird flu, legislators said yesterday. The university's department of applied social sciences was commissioned by the Central Policy Unit ... Ka-ki said: 'Bird flu has affected Hong Kong. Bird flu is very powerful. If there is bird flu, Hong Kong's economy will be affected.' Deputy Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food ...

  6. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In yesterday's report 'Flu threat played down after falcon found dead' on A3, Professor Colin Howard was referring to the number of wild birds at Qinghai Lake, not the number that died. ...

  7. Beware of deadly flu

    Posted Feb 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phila Siu The Centre for Health Protection has warned that schools may be shut if a student were to die of flu. Flu has claimed nine lives in Hong Kong so far this year. The current strains of flu include H1N1, also known as swine flu. A number of dead birds found on Lantau tested positive for the H5N1 'bird flu' virus, but there have been no cases of human ...

  8. City Briefs

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has recorded 23 cases of flu in the past two days under the enhanced surveillance programme instituted after the discovery of a human case of bird flu in Shenzhen. The patients had visited Guangdong, Hunan, Hubei and Fujian. None has tested positive for bird flu so far. training for drivers A Legco paper proposes that new minibus drivers be required to receive training on driving ...

  9. Our best defence for swine flu- vigilance

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... condition. There is nonetheless a perception that because the virus is not taking lives as Sars and bird flu did, it is not serious and we have no reason to be worried. Such thinking is flawed. True, ... no pre-existing health conditions. Swine flu and other viruses transmitted to humans from animals and birds are notorious for their ability to mutate. Tamiflu is one of the front-line drugs being used ...

  10. A shot in the arm for a good cause

    Posted Dec 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... with Norma Connolly The prize for the wackiest- but extremely practical- donation to Operation Santa Claus this year must go to UBS, for its 500 flu shots. With Sars and bird flu scares in recent years, flu shots had been in short supply so the bank bought plenty, but found there wasn't much demand. Tung Wah Group of Hospitals snapped them up to vaccinate elderly patients. ...




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