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  1. It is not too late to take measures against influenza

    Posted Jan 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of influenza vaccine for those in need', as stated in your article, it should make the flu programme a public health action- no more, no less. It should lift the many barriers that prevent people ...

  2. Health officials reject joint orders of influenza vaccines

    Posted Jan 31st 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh The government will only consider co-ordinating the supply of flu vaccines if there is a pandemic, Director of Health Lam Ping-yan said. Dr Lam said it was not appropriate to centralise the supply of flu vaccines for both the public and private ...

  3. 36 kindergarten children fall ill

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu An influenza-like illness has struck 36 children at a Causeway Bay kindergarten, the Centre for Health said yesterday. Nineteen boys and 17 girls aged three to six had developed ... to hospital have been discharged. Tests on a sample from a patient identified influenza B. ...

  4. HK$136m allotted for research on flu control

    Posted Sep 05th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A HK$136 million research project on influenza control will be launched in January by four universities to protect Hong Kong from potential outbreaks such as Sars. The funding of the project, entitled Control of Pandemic and Inter-pandemic Influenza, will include a HK$76 million University Grants Committee (UGC) award, the largest granted by the committee under its Areas ...

  5. City-wide drill to test readiness for a flu pandemic

    Posted Sep 21st 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... influenza vaccine achieved a high immune response at the lowest dose of H5N1 antigen reported to date. The company said: 'Once fully developed, this vaccine should give Sanofi pasteur ...

  6. Horse flu halts Australian racing

    Posted Aug 26th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Horse racing and equestrian events have been shut down throughout Australia as officials battle to contain an outbreak of equine influenza. The outbreak in Sydney is the first ... equine influenza is known, but they are subject to rigid quarantine protocols, both in Hong Kong and their country of origin, to make sure they are disease-free. 'The important difference ...

  7. HK keeping watch on vaccines to combat flu

    Posted Mar 06th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Scientific committee will propose best strategy to protect the population Hong Kong is monitoring the global rush to develop a pandemic flu vaccine to decide which would be best for its population, the Centre for Health Protection's ...

  8. Events Diary

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today, HK: 17th Wines of the Pacific Rim Festival for 2007. Monday, February 5, HK: Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce seminar: 'Update on avian influenza and business continuity planning on influenza pandemic'. Tuesday, February 6, HK: Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce seminar: 'Servicing both Hong Kong and the country'. British Chamber of Commerce ...

  9. Events diary

    Posted Feb 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Commerce seminar: 'Update on avian influenza and business continuity planning on influenza pandemic'. Tuesday, February 6, HK: Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce seminar: ...

  10. Club winning virus battle

    Posted Apr 11th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... of equine influenza which shut down racing for three months in 1992. 'Equine flu has a far more significant impact,' Stewart said. 'Horses which contract equine flu show much more ... influenza. The symptoms have been very mild with horses recovering within a few days.' ...




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