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  1. Patient with dangerous flu strain isolated

    Posted Oct 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung A 49-year-old patient admitted to Castle Peak Hospital, Tuen Mun, is infected with influenza A (H3), a strain of the virus that has been known to kill even healthy people ... to be in a stable condition. Three other patients in the same male ward were also confirmed by the hospital on Thursday to have influenza A. ...

  2. School suspends classes in flu scare

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak Raimondi College Primary Section in Wan Chai has suspended classes for seven days to stop the spread of a possible influenza in the school. According to the school's website, ... the school to suspend classes for seven days to stop the possible spread of influenza after the outbreak of swine flu and influenza B. According to the investigation, 35 boys and five girls aged ...

  3. 3 doctors saw man who later died of flu virus

    Posted Nov 25th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy PCCW technician Lui Kwan-hang was examined by three doctors when he complained of feeling unwell- they all told him he had minor flu symptoms, prescribed medication and sent him home. But the 20-year-old later collapsed and was two weeks in a co ...

  4. Chicken abattoir shelved

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee and Ng Yuk-hang Thirteen years after it was first touted as an essential measure to protect the city from potentially fatal bird flu, the idea of a central slaughterhouse for chickens has been shelved. The Executive Council approved the decision ...

  5. Seasonal peak flu alert issued

    Posted Mar 19th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok The Centre for Health Protection urged the public to take precautionary measures against seasonal flu, which consists mainly of swine flu and influenza B. It said the latest data showed an increasing number of flu samples, which signals that the city has entered the traditional seasonal flu peak. Meanwhile, a 51-year-old man who had been in good health but was admitted ...

  6. Young enjoy swine flu immunity

    Posted Sep 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Almost half of the city's children aged five to 14 were exposed to swine flu during last year's outbreak and have consequently developed immunity against the virus that could protect them in the event of a further outbreak, a study h ...

  7. Nearly 300 more attend clinics

    Posted Mar 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The number of patients attending designated flu clinics rose from 410 two weeks ago to 704 last week. The number of institutional outbreaks between February 28 and March 3 was 23, compared with just three in the two weeks between February 14 a ...

  8. Japanese poultry imports banned

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung All applications to import poultry and poultry products from Japan are suspended until further notice after the confirmation of an outbreak of the highly virulent H5 bird flu in Yasugi city, Shimane prefecture. The Centre for Food Safety is ...

  9. Fear of side effects sank swine flu scheme

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Most Hongkongers did not have a swine flu vaccination because they feared side effects and felt the chance of infection was low, according to a survey by the Department of Health. Taxpayers spent HK$237 million stockpiling the vaccine and another ...

  10. Start of school term brings health warning

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung The Centre for Health Protection yesterday reminded schoolchildren and their parents to be on the lookout for cases of hand, foot and mouth disease and flu when classes resume next week. The centre had received reports of 607 outbreaks of h ...




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