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  1. Flu vaccine no shot in the dark

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com The impending winter brings with it the influenza season, and this year, the Health Department is stepping up its vaccination drive. Compared with last season, those aged between 50 and 64, as well as the obese, have now been included as a target group for the influenza vaccination. This was based on recommendations by the Scientific Committee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983486/flu-vaccine-no-shot-dark
  2. HK flu story takes turn for the better

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... for influenza. That cannot be ruled out after University of Hong Kong researchers discovered that a common drug for bone diseases, including osteoporosis, apparently cured the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972331/hk-flu-story-takes-turn-better
  3. Swine flu kills 21 but outbreak unlikely to be as deadly this year

    Posted Feb 12th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Swine flu has killed at least 21 people this year on the mainland, where it has become the predominant strain of the virus. Still, it is unlikely to have the same impact as in 2009, when more than 600 people died, the Chinese Centre for Dis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/737948/swine-flu-kills-21-outbreak-unlikely-be-deadly-year
  4. Virus

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd Virus by James Rose Random Ax Media (e-book) Virus is the first novel by James Rose, a journalist and media adviser specialising in corporate ethics and social justice. Rose has clearly brought his experience to bear on this zippy, enjoyable an ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986032/virus
  5. Two elderly men die from flu

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Two men, aged 72 and 73, who had been critically ill with flu at Princess Margaret Hospital died yesterday. The first was confirmed to have swine flu and the other influenza A. Meanwhile, a 56-day-old boy at Prince of Wales Hospital was confirmed to have swine flu and was in stable condition. As of 2pm yesterday, there were 23 flu patients in public hospital intensive care ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/738919/two-elderly-men-die-flu
  6. Atishoo, atishoo, we all fall down

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... be in the hands of people who don't necessarily have global interests at heart.' From the 1918 spread of Spanish flu (the first of two pandemics involving the H1N1 influenza virus; the second ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978675/atishoo-atishoo-we-all-fall-down
  7. The infection of fear

    Posted Sep 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Barry C Chung Since the Black Death ravaged most of Europe in the mid-14th century, people have been on alert for its return. Every outbreak of infectious disease gives rise to the inevitable question: Is this the one? In today's ultra-cosmopolitan w ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977994/infection-fear
  8. Vigilance always the best defence

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The respite from childhood epidemics has ended after a relatively mild flu season compared with some recent years. Families and schools are now coping with a major summer outbreak of scarlet fever. Parents will not relish the prospect of having to remain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971579/vigilance-always-best-defence
  9. No clues to record rise in cases of scarlet fever

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com The number of cases of a highly contagious and potentially fatal childhood disease has hit the highest level since records began and experts have no idea why. A total of 272 scarlet fever cases have been reported so far thi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/970104/no-clues-record-rise-cases-scarlet-fever
  10. 'If a doctor doesn't trust it, what kind of message does that send?'

    Posted Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vanessa Ko While the MMR vaccine controversy does not seem to be on parents' radars in the city, they are not immune to scares over vaccinations. Early last year, at the height of the swine flu scare, Hong Kong people all but stopped getting that vac ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/965833/if-doctor-doesnt-trust-it-what-kind-message-does-send

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