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  1. Shutting schools conquered swine flu

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the spread of the disease, a study has found. Between May and September 2009, 25,473 cases of influenza A (H5N1) were reported, forcing the closure of all kindergartens, primary schools and special ... 'School-age children are usually the main transmitters of human influenza as a result of their high contact intensity with peers,' the study, published in the Hong Kong Medical Journal yesterday, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1014233/shutting-schools-conquered-swine-flu
  2. City Digest

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bird Garden reopens after bird flu alert The Bird Garden in Mong Kok, where samples from a stallholder's cages tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus, will reopen today after being closed for 21 days for inspections. The government will provide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007741/city-digest
  3. Comment - Letters

    HK should subsidise flu vaccinations otherwise scheme is not effective

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in preventive medicine. Influenza resulted in almost 400 intensive care unit (ICU) admissions and 227 deaths in Hong Kong from January to June. SAR citizens are not adequately protected from influenza. While there is the influenza vaccine subsidy scheme, the vaccination rate is less than 10 per cent of the population. To protect a community from an epidemic, the uptake rate needs to be 30 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1022131/hk-should-subsidise-flu-vaccinations-otherwise-scheme-not-effective
  4. Guangdong boy in Hong Kong has bird flu

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'serious response level' for influenza pandemic has been activated. That means more stringent infection control measures in public hospitals, including a ban on visiting at isolation wards ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002737/guangdong-boy-hong-kong-has-bird-flu
  5. Who said it?

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I won't be involved in politics anymore Former Myanmese prime minister Khin Nyunt, who was released from house arrest It's like searching for a needle at the bottom of the Pacific Researcher Paul Zhou on the discovery of an antibody that may neu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990107/who-said-it
  6. News - World

    Swine flu kills nine Palestinians

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 11:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ramallah, Palestinian Territories Nine Palestinians have died in an outbreak of the H1N1 influenza strain known as swine flu, the office of Palestinian prime ... pandemic that caused at least 17,000 deaths. In 1997, the H5N1 strain of influenza, commonly known as bird flu, broke out in Hong Kong. Spreading from live birds to humans through direct contact, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1115482/swine-flu-kills-nine-palestinians
  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 27, 2012

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Tsuen Wan   More subsidies will raise flu vaccine rate I agree with those who have called on the government to pay for or subsidise the influenza vaccine for all citizens who are in high-risk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1048058/letters-editor-september-27-2012
  8. Too dangerous to publish?

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reinhard Renneberg Some say it's a nightmare scenario out of the old movie Outbreak with Dustin Hoffman or the newer Contagion by Steven Soderberg: a pandemic caused by the accidental release of a man-made strain of lethal H5N1 bird flu virus. Could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991785/too-dangerous-publish
  9. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Saudi boy in Hong Kong has flu, not Sars-like virus

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 11:52am by Lai Ying-kit

    ... of severe respiratory disease associated with novel coronavirus infection “Respiratory specimens taken from the boy tested positive for influenza A (H1N1) 2009 virus but negative for novel ... but found no clinical or radiological evidence of pneumonia. The influenza A (H1N1) virus is a subtype of the influenza virus, which was the most common cause of human flu in 2009. One of its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1056321/saudi-boy-hong-kong-has-flu-not-sars-virus
  10. Flu kills 36 in 2 weeks, more than last winter

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Influenza has killed 36 people in the last two weeks, more than the total number of deaths in last year's winter flu season, Centre for Health Protection ... and there were just 329 cases in the week from April 29 to May 3. In the past four weeks, more than 95 per cent of influenza cases were of type A H3N2, replacing a milder strain recorded earlier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002447/flu-kills-36-2-weeks-more-last-winter

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