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  1. How to beat influenza

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... approach, so does the flu season. In Hong Kong, flu is very common between January and March. Flu, or influenza, is an infectious disease caused by influenza viruses. It is different from avian flu. ... against infection from real influenza viruses. During these two weeks, you're still at risk of catching flu. So it's best to get vaccinated as soon as the vaccine is available, and well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658913/how-beat-influenza
  2. influenza outbreak

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

    ... Comprehension Answer the following questions: 1. Which of the following education institutes have not been closed in response to the influenza outbreak? a. primary schools b. special schools c. secondary schools 2. According to the article, how many children died after suffering from flu-like symptoms? a. one b. two c. three 3. What emergency measure has the Centre for Health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/630551/influenza-outbreak
  3. In Brief

    Posted Jun 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tests confirm flu case The Centre for Health Protection said tests confirmed a 10-year-old girl suffering myocarditis and flu-like symptoms had influenza A. The girl developed symptoms on May 27 and was admitted to Tuen Mun Hospital the next day. She was in stable condition last night. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/639949/brief
  4. Efforts stepped up following death

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The Hong Kong government has stepped up efforts to guard against bird flu after the death of a woman with H5N1 in Shanwei, Guangdong, yesterday. Thomas Tsang Ho-fai, controller of the Health Department's Centre for Health Protection, said t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627643/efforts-stepped-following-death
  5. Lost in translation

    Posted Jul 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... mechanisms work for all potential international health threats, not just influenza,' said spokesman Gregory Hartl from the WHO headquarters in Geneva. 'Obviously, in the Asia Pacific region, influenza is top of the list, but from a global perspective we have to get people thinking and continuing to think that it's not just about flu. 'The lessons that we are learning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/643766/lost-translation
  6. Last squawk?

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government has proposed spending HK$1 billion to buy out the licences of chicken farmers and live-chicken traders to reduce the threat of bird flu. Do you agree with the offer? Tell us your views. Write to us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642484/last-squawk
  7. 'See doctor before going to hospital'

    Posted Mar 08th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee and Loretta Fong New appeal for calm in face of flu peak The Hospital Authority yesterday called for calm as public hospitals battled the peak flu season, appealing for panicked parents to stop taking children with minor ailments to accident and ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/629032/see-doctor-going-hospital
  8. Expert urges city to vaccinate against bacteria as well as flu

    Posted Oct 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... 'Many of the deaths were related to the dangerous and fatal interaction between influenza and pneumococcus [bacteria],' Professor Klugman said. He said his team and other scientists ... followed a week after influenza, he said. The findings were important, he added, because a pandemic flu vaccine would take six months to manufacture from the start of a pandemic. 'But we do ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654809/expert-urges-city-vaccinate-against-bacteria-well-flu
  9. Surges in flu cases come 4 weeks after spike in colds, study finds

    Posted Jan 09th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... regions could be used for prediction of influenza activity', the scientists say. In an article published in this month's issue of the US-based Public Library of Sciences, the scientists say the research has wider implications for preparing for a flu pandemic. Hong Kong has instituted two systems for surveillance of so-called influenza-like illnesses through a network ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/622146/surges-flu-cases-come-4-weeks-after-spike-colds-study-finds
  10. No sign of deadly flu attack: experts

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam, Josephine Ma, Martin Wong

    ... Kong was facing a deadly influenza outbreak, an expert panel investigating the cases revealed yesterday. The findings came on the first day of a two-week closure of all primary schools, special ... Yat-ngok apologised to those affected by the late-night decision to close schools, adding the decision was not based on medical findings. 'And if we can lower the possibility of an influenza ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/629854/no-sign-deadly-flu-attack-experts

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