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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. H5N1 tests for pigeons found near cricket club

    Posted Mar 14th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... But a spokesman said: 'Current evidence does not suggest cats are reservoirs of the avian influenza virus.' He said it was not necessary to test cats surrendered to the SPCA. This followed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/540393/h5n1-tests-pigeons-found-near-cricket-club
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. A health and social plan to quickly upgrade HK

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

    ... This year, the government should begin to take public health and welfare seriously in this densely populated city. It could: First, ban smoking in public places. It is such a no-brainer, why is it even being debated?; Second, equalise fares in the cross-h ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/536791/health-and-social-plan-quickly-upgrade-hk

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