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  1. HK influenza vaccines 'effective'

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung An influenza vaccine being recalled in the US has not been imported into Hong Kong, the Department of Health says. Recent testing in the United States of some lots of FLUVIRIN influenza vaccine manufactured by Novartis in Britain found a minor deviation in the potency of the H1N1 component of the vaccine. The department said Novartis vaccines available in Hong ...

  2. Mainland reports first suspected swine flu case

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Beijing last night reported the mainland's first suspected case of H1N1 human swine flu in a 30-year-old male student who had just returned to Sichuan province from studying in the US. The patient, only given the surname Bao, travelled ...

  3. Steely grey may be a little late, but O' Shea certain he'll race to win

    Posted Dec 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... challenged Good Ba Ba and Happy Zero for favouritism. However, the equine influenza outbreak in Australia in August 2007 caused the shutdown of all racing in Sydney for almost six months, with strict ... eight wins- including four at Group One level. 'There is no way he is at the top of his game now,' O'Shea conceded. 'I truly believe the period during the equine influenza ...

  4. Efforts to prevent spread of swine flu have not been futile

    Posted Dec 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that every year, seasonal influenza leads to the hospitalisation of one in 100 children in the first two years of life and kills one in 1,000 persons over the age of 65. Seasonal influenza is therefore a common disease but not a trivial one. Its impact goes largely unremarked because the complications of influenza (for example, pneumonia, exacerbation of chest infections, febrile fits ...

  5. Flu cases not serious, says minister

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Recent outbreaks of influenza at several schools have not been serious and there was no need to close schools throughout Hong Kong, the health minister said yesterday. 'Although some schools reported 10 or even 30 influenza cases, most outbreaks only involved three or more students, which was not too worrying for schools that have hundreds of students,' ...

  6. New herbal tea remedy can kill swine flu virus, officials say

    Posted Dec 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Mainland researchers have developed a new type of herbal remedy that can slay the H1N1 virus, Beijing municipal authorities say. Dr Wang Chen, president of Chaoyang Hospital, said yesterday that the formula could reduce the average length of ...

  7. Boy had mutated 'Norway' virus

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A one-year-old boy in Hong Kong had suffered from the same mutated swine flu virus that was recently discovered and linked to two deaths in Norway, health authorities said. The virus was found in a respiratory specimen of the boy, who has since ...

  8. HK to scale back surveillance for swine flu cases

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Hong Kong is to scale back its swine flu surveillance programme after a Centre for Health Protection review showed the virus was milder than first thought. It is estimated that as many as half a million city residents have been infected with ...

  9. Hu orders swift preventive steps at all levels

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... symptoms of fever and cough in the middle of the month, but they had contracted type B influenza rather than swine flu, which is type A. ...

  10. Warning over virus as two patients take a turn for the worse

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ng Yuk-hang and Ella Lee Two people have developed severe complications after contracting the swine flu virus, prompting a leading medical expert to issue a stern warning that it would be a 'clear mistake' if the government treated the new disea ...




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