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  1. Children to get Tamiflu powder mixed in syrup

    Posted Nov 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Public hospitals will prescribe children Tamiflu in powder form mixed with syrup during the winter flu peak, because of a worldwide shortage of the liquid form of the drug. The government has ordered 5,000 bottles of syrup to prepare the anti-flu medicine for children. For children and the elderly, Tamiflu powder in syrup was an 'emergency alternative' to liquid ...

  2. Charity founder shows how full life can be for Aids-affected children

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

    ... Every year the foundation runs summer camps, during which he and his colleagues take the children to big cities such as Shanghai to experience the metropolitan lifestyle and look for educational ... impression when you first met Aids orphans in Henan? I went there seven or eight years ago. The parents of these children contracted Aids through illegal blood sales in the 1990s. ...

  3. Children may get swine flu vaccine

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Targeting children for vaccination may be the best way of using limited supplies of vaccine to control the swine flu pandemic, British researchers said. Drugmakers are racing to make a vaccine against the new flu strain, but if the disease increases significantly in the northern hemisphere this autumn, there are unlikely to be enough shots to vaccinate entire populations. ...

  4. What the closures mean for you and your children

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

    ... Some 1,800 primary schools, kindergartens, child care centres and special schools shut for two weeks. Education chief advises parents to keep children at home. Some organisations suspend tutorials and courses for children. Some public facilities for children to close. Eight clinics for swine flu cases to open, each able to treat 120 people a day. Children under two, pregnant women ...

  5. Government to subsidise children's flu vaccinations

    Posted Jun 12th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The government has finally decided to subsidise flu vaccinations for 300,000 children aged two to six, amid growing public calls for an expansion of its early-childhood ... for children. The expert panel that investigated the deaths of two children suffering from flu early this year called on the government to look at widening the recommended age group for childhood flu ...

  6. Children fall ill with flu-like symptoms

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Health authorities yesterday received a report of three children developing flu-like illnesses at a primary school. The Centre for Health Protection also received reports of a five-year-old girl and an 11-month-old boy with flu-like illnesses under the surveillance system. Preliminary tests on the girl, in Tuen Mun Hospital, and the boy, in Queen Mary Hospital, were negative ...

  7. Fewer children with flu visiting public hospitals

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam, Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung and Fiona Tam The number of children going to hospital for flu treatment has dropped back to normal levels since primary schools closed on Thursday, the health minister said yesterday. 'Figures of children seeking treatment at accident and emergency rooms and admitted to hospitals have fallen, despite some children being hospitalised because of flu ...

  8. Children had flu, but other ills contributed to deaths: panel

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong, Will Clem

    ... Will Clem, Agnes Lam and Martin Wong While the two children who died at Tuen Mun Hospital had the flu, other health problems may have contributed to their deaths, an expert panel has ... hospital's emergency rooms last week. Yuen Kwok-yung, professor of microbiology at the University of Hong Kong, said one of the children had the H3 flu strain and probably the H1N1, while the other ...

  9. Let our children develop a natural immunity to flu

    Posted Mar 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Classes disrupted because of flu? Preventing cross infection among children? Is this a decision based on public health risk assessment, or is it just giving in to the Hong Kong media? I hope the government can substantiate its decision based on the flu statistics in the past which can easily be found in the Department of Health records. Influenza kills the elderly ...

  10. Two more children fall ill with fever at Caritas

    Posted Nov 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Two more patients at Caritas Medical Centre have come down with fever and symptoms of a respiratory tracct infection, bringing to 36 the number of children infected in the outbreak ... been confirmed that they are suffering from the same bug, the parainfluenza virus, that infected the other children. The hospital revealed yesterday that 19 of the 36 children suffering from ...




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