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  1. Health secretary cuts trip short after catching flu

    Posted Sep 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... financing. Shigeru Omi, WHO Regional director for the Western Pacific, will report on issues including efforts to stop the human transmission of bird flu virus. ...

  2. Swine flu response a good test of readiness

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... based on lessons learned during Sars, and dusted off periodically during bird flu scares, has now been tried and tested against what seemed for a time to be a more serious threat. The experience ... The initial sense of urgency and alarm triggered by the arrival of swine flu in Hong Kong has eased as the weeks have passed. The virus continues to spread quickly in the community, ...

  3. New flu case raises fear of local spread

    Posted May 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Ella Lee, Martin Wong

    ... flu, which was first reported in Mexico, where it has killed 75 people, worries doctors because it combines human and bird flu genes with swine flu from three continents. The Hong Kong student ... Ella Lee, Martin Wong and Austin Chiu Hong Kong edged closer to a community outbreak of swine flu yesterday after confirming its fourth infection- in a woman who lived at home for four ...

  4. letters

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College Be optimistic and look ahead A recent experience has taught me the importance of having a positive attitude. The outbreak of the H1N1 flu has affected the economy, the community and even my school life. A one-week programme I had been preparing with my team for a long time was postponed because of the flu outbreak. In such a situation, people might ...

  5. 20-year-old leukaemia patient dies

    Posted Dec 04th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A 20-year-old leukaemia patient died of swine flu in Pok Oi Hospital on Wednesday. A 47-year-old smoker who developed symptoms of swine flu on November 27 was reported to be in critical condition in Queen Elizabeth Hospital yesterday. A total of 106 swine flu patients remain in public hospitals, with five in serious condition and 14 critical. ...

  6. Boy, six, critical with virus in HK hospital

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang A six-year-old boy with swine flu was in a critical condition last night in Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The boy, who was admitted to hospital on Tuesday, had been in good health. Six other patients were also in critical condition, six were serious and 49 stable. A Hong Kong man died of swine flu in Guangzhou on Sunday. The 56-year-old, who had chronic heart disease, ...

  7. Capital prepares special hospital as number of infections grows

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Beijing is preparing a special hospital to handle swine flu cases as the number of infections grows. A former orthopaedics hospital near the city's airport was being ... the Ditan and Youan hospitals, two hospitals designated for the quarantine and treatment of swine flu patients, reach capacity. The capital has been reporting new swine flu cases every day since ...

  8. Three more elderly patients die of swine flu

    Posted Feb 19th 2011, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Three more elderly people died of swine flu yesterday, the highest daily toll of the outbreak, bringing the number of fatalities since late December to 17. The elderly patients succumbing due to continued deterioration of clinical condition included a 71-year-old man at Prince of Wales Hospital, an 83-year-old man at Queen Mary Hospital and a 64-year-woman at Tuen Mun ...

  9. Santas meet about swine flu

    Posted Nov 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stories compiled by staff reporter Men working as Santa Claus in United States malls want swine flu shots. A group of Santa Claus workers recently held a meeting. The group's leader asked parents to keep sick children away from the Santas. He said parents should not let their children infect Santa. He said sick Santas could pass flu on to the children. Background The Santas ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Elderly swine flu patient in stable condition The 76-year-old male swine flu patient who was in serious condition on Wednesday was reclassified as stable yesterday, the Hospital Authority said. The number of people who have been diagnosed with the flu is now 1,112, with 57 new cases- 33 males and 24 females. One of them was a nurse at Buddhist Hospital who was on leave before she ...




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