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  1. WHO urged to review disease alert system

    Posted May 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... failed to give adequate consideration to the severity of the virus. The current system looks at the transmission speed of the virus in considering which alert level should be issued. The current pandemic alert is phase 5, a strong signal that a pandemic is imminent. 'The existing system was built on the assumption that avian influenza is the virus causing a pandemic, which has a very ...

  2. Don't single out maids as flu spreaders, unionist says

    Posted Jun 15th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Ng Yuk-hang and Austin Chiu Domestic helpers should not be singled out as spreaders of the swine flu virus, a unionist urged yesterday, as tens of thousands of maids packed the pedestrian ... 'Chinese people go out as well; they also go to markets like we do. They could also be a source of the virus.' Instead of having flexible days off, Ms Santoyo said it was better to step up ...

  3. Chronically ill girl, 7, dies of flu soon after admission to hospital

    Posted Feb 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... early yesterday, and was later pronounced dead. She was confirmed to be infected with influenza A late yesterday, the Centre for Health Protection said. The case had been referred ...

  4. Beware of deadly flu

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

    ... 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 infection in the city. A seven-year-old girl who had been ill died last week after being admitted to hospital. Tests will tell what strain of the virus she had. Centre controller Dr Thomas Tsang ...

  5. In Brief

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

    ... 52-year-old man is 28th in city to die with swine flu virus A 52-year-old man who contracted swine flu and was also suffering from diabetes and hypertension died in Kwong Wah Hospital on Sunday, becoming the 28th person with the swine flu virus to have died in the city. He developed flu symptoms on September 25 and went to the hospital last Tuesday, when he was confirmed to have ...

  6. Special flu clinics a waste of resources, doctors' union says

    Posted Jul 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Instead of wasting resources now, why not save them in case the virus mutates and becomes more deadly later?' he said. The eight clinics were dotted around the city and might not be as convenient as the many private doctors to most residents, he said. But the government said it would not close the clinics for now. 'The summer peak of influenza is expected to arrive soon... ...

  7. HK well equipped for outbreak after Sars, health secretary says

    Posted Apr 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... would be effective in treating the disease. But when asked about suggestions in some medical research that the virus H1N1 might be resistant to Tamiflu, Dr Tsang admitted he could not rule ... Chow said the government might also buy new vaccines if one proved effective. Dr Tsang said currently available inoculations would probably not prevent swine flu because it was a new virus ...

  8. Ambassador reassures HK that 'H1N1 flu is over' for Mexico

    Posted Jul 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... rates were rising. Swine flu, officially known as A(H1N1) influenza, caused a diplomatic row between the mainland and Mexico, with both countries sending charter aircraft to take their citizens ...

  9. Contingency plan for outbreak to stay unchanged despite death

    Posted Jul 18th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... of the new A(H1N1) virus and a drug- resistant superbug called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Seven other patients have developed severe complications, including a new case ...

  10. HK farmers fear price of pork could drop by more than 10pc

    Posted Apr 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... masks. Meanwhile, experts said it was safe to eat pork, as 'it appears the virus is being passed from human to human and not by consumption of pork', Peter Cordingley, World Health Organisation spokesman for Asia-Pacific, said. However, pork must be cooked thoroughly at a temperature of at least 70 degrees Celsius to kill the virus, the WHO said. Staff of Ng Fung Hong, the sole ...




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