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  1. Toddler to be tested for influenza

    Posted Feb 08th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Doctors at Queen Elizabeth Hospital will carry out tests on a toddler admitted to the hospital with symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection. He will be tested for the influenza virus, including bird flu, and also for Sars. Hospital sources said the 20-month-old boy was initially sent by his family to St Teresa Hospital in Kowloon City suffering from cough ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/535624
  2. Health authorities advise vaccination against flu

    Posted Apr 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 7.14pm: Hong Kong's health authorities on Friday advised people to receive vaccination against influenza before the next flu season came. The recommendation was released by the Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases under the Centre for Health Protection (CHP). A CHP spokesman said Hong Kong was expected to encounter the next influenza season ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/546672/health-authorities-advise-vaccination-against-flu
  3. Summer flu season has arrived

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... look on the influenza surveillance systems in coming weeks.' No similar developments were detected in child-care centres, elderly homes and hospital discharges. Meanwhile, 18 Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/553153/summer-flu-season-has-arrived
  4. Put on 'virus stopper'- and cast off the plaster

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu New fabric keeps hospital staff cool under pressure and filters out bugs Protective clothing made from a hi-tech fabric that wards off infection without making the wearer hot and sweaty was yesterday touted as a possible weapon in the fight again ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547298/put-virus-stopper-and-cast-plaster
  5. Free flu vaccination programme to be launched

    Posted Oct 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.20pm: A free influenza vaccination programme would be launched in November for the elderly, disabled and healthcare workers, a government spokesman said on Thursday. The government influenza vaccination programme (GIVP) for 2006-07 is developed from recommendations of the Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases (SCVPD). The SCVPD operates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/567411
  6. HK health officials say more avian flu cases reported in mainland

    Posted Aug 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on Wednesday it had been notified by its mainland counterparts of the deaths of ducks infected by H5N1 avian influenza at a farm at Changsha in Hunan. A spokesman said imports of poultry meat from ... established between the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau and the Ministry of Agriculture. The spokesman said Hong Kong had to remain vigilant against avian influenza, although local poultry farms had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/560504/hk-health-officials-say-more-avian-flu-cases-reported-mainland
  7. Events diary

    Posted Jul 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today, HK: Trade and Industry Department and CPA Australia seminar: 'Accounting for SMEs without accountant' Trade and Industry Department Tower. Tomorrow, HK: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Avian influenza (H5N1)'. Hong Kong Club. Australian Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'The Copyright Ordinance... and its impact on you and your business'. 39 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556063/events-diary
  8. Events diary

    Posted Jul 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Monday, July 10, HK: Trade and Industry Department and CPA Australia seminar: 'Accounting for SMEs without accountant' (Cantonese). Trade and Industry Department Tower. Tuesday, July 11, HK: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Avian influenza (H5N1)'. Hong Kong Club. Australian Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'The Copyright Ordinance... and its impact ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/555818/events-diary
  9. Vets at a premium for Games' equestrian events

    Posted Mar 28th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... for equine influenza, Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok, raised the other influenza issue hanging over Hong Kong- by saying that plans were in place to cancel or postpone ... be vaccinated against equine influenza and tested for equine piroplasmosis, infectious anaemia and equine viral arteritis, African horse sickness, West Nile/Kunjin virus, and vesicular stomatitis. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/542260/vets-premium-games-equestrian-events
  10. Doctors warn of shortage over flu vaccines

    Posted Jul 25th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Private doctors warned yesterday that there might not be enough influenza vaccines in Hong Kong to deal with the upcoming flu season. The government, however, insisted that its 300,000 vaccines would be enough to deal with the most vulnerable patients among the poor, sick and elderly. Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok said the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/557914/doctors-warn-shortage-over-flu-vaccines

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