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  1. Fears ease over bird flu case

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The flu pandemic response level was lowered from 'serious' to 'alert' yesterday, after doctors deemed that a bird flu case involving a 59-year-old woman ... the disease, nor was the H5N1 flu virus found in live birds and chickens in the city. The woman was the city's first bird flu patient in seven years. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Preparation the best precaution for bird flu

    Posted Oct 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and health officials have made it clear that we face another deadly flu pandemic. Human-to-human transmission of a mutation of the H5N1 bird-flu virus is seen by some as inevitable. But being warned ... that bird flu will turn out to be just like the Y2K computer bug which prompted dire warnings of global chaos at the beginning of the new millennium. Thankfully, this did not materialise. But we ...

  4. Pneumonia surveillance boosted over holiday in fight against bird flu

    Posted Feb 13th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... causes to ward off an outbreak of bird flu. Ministry of Health spokesman Mao Qunan said hospitals were told to boost surveillance and reporting of pneumonia deaths, and other infectious diseases. ... for increased awareness, even though there had been no new cases of bird flu on the mainland for several months. 'We have asked local health authorities to step up disease surveillance in crowded ...

  5. Bird flu: seek answers from the past

    Posted Feb 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Much was reported last year about the origins of Sars- Hong Kong and Guangzhou were said to be the hot zones. And now much is being reported about the origins of bird flu and linked respiratory diseases. This time the hot zones are in Southeast Asia. Should reports of these places, especially Hong Kong, being hot zones for disease come as a surprise? I refer to a book called ...

  6. We cannot relax our guard against bird flu

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The strength of the world's first line of defence against the risk of a bird-flu pandemic lies in its simplicity. It calls for prompt detection and reporting of infections, no matter ... made in halting the spread of bird-flu outbreaks, in Vietnam and Thailand for example. But world health experts remain concerned that reporting of outbreaks elsewhere in Asia, including ...

  7. Bird flu danger signs should be heeded

    Posted Sep 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the world have of being prepared for the danger of a flu pandemic developing from the present outbreaks of bird flu? Assuming there is not much time, the short answer is none. But some countries ... of human-to-human transmission of a mutation of the H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus. A pandemic would still be a human disaster in Hong Kong. It would also cause global economic dislocation that would ...

  8. HK stepping up measures against bird-flu outbreaks

    Posted Feb 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter by C. R. Bowman, headlined 'Are we preparing for the bird flu pandemic?' (February 1). Since 1998, Hong Kong has put in place a series of preventive ... of these animals. Since last year, the administration has embarked on a high-visibility public education and publicity programme. There is a dedicated website on avian flu (www.gov.hk/info/flu), a page ...

  9. Super-virulent flu cannot survive if it kills too many of its hosts

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

    ... explain much that is otherwise puzzling about flu, in both people and birds. The advent of a lethal flu during the first world war is no longer a coincidence, but to Dr Ewald is a direct consequence of the terrible conditions of trench warfare- even very sick people could indeed transmit flu, and the virulent Spanish Flu evolved. Regular wild bird flus are mild- as birds must fly, ...

  10. 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 ...




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