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  1. News - World - MEDICINE

    US study affirms the need for influenza treatment in children

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 09:13pm by NYT

    ... The New York Times Study affirms influenza treatment The flu can lead to serious complications, even death, in children, but few studies have assessed the effectiveness of antiviral ... of 800 children admitted to hospital suffering from influenza in that state from April 2009 to September last year. Of the 653 children treated with drugs called neuraminidase inhibitors 6 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1365530/us-study-affirms-need-influenza-treatment-children
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    WHO's dominant flu strain right for Hong Kong 'only 60pc of time'

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com University researchers say new vaccine could take the guesswork out of treating influenza B WHO's flu strainforecast right forHK '60pc of time' The World Health Organisation tries to predict the strain of influenza B that will dominate cases around the world every year - with accuracy of no better than 60 per cent for Hong Kong in recent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1144791/whos-dominant-flu-strain-right-hong-kong-only-60pc-time
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    H1N1 flu epidemic 'killed 203,000' according to WHO study

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 10:23pm by NYT

    ... some to question whether the overall response to the 2009 outbreak was excessive. However, Simonsen and her colleagues argued that laboratory-confirmed influenza deaths would underestimate the broad reach of the illness. "Many influenza-related deaths result from secondary bacterial infections or from exacerbation of pre-existing chronic conditions, and are not recorded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1367326/h1n1-flu-epidemic-killed-203000-according-who-study
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Common respiratory virus more deadly than seasonal flu

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 03:26am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Chinese University study finds the respiratory syncytial virus can be fatal for many groups and kills more people than seasonal influenza Common virus more deadly than the flu A common respiratory virus could cause more life-threatening infections than the influenza virus, a Chinese University research team warned. Their latest study, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1338986/common-respiratory-virus-more-deadly-seasonal-flu
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Deadly bug that killed two children also killed two adults last year: report

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 04:28am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Dead pair had rare combination of bacteria that killed two children last month and influenza B Fatal bug killed two adults last year: new report A deadly ... reported. The three patients had been afflicted by a rare bacterial combination- Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 3 coupled with influenza B- resulting in their severe conditions, doctors from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1373939/deadly-bug-killed-two-children-also-killed-two-adults-last-year
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong reports 1st case of H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 10:54am by AP

    ... It appears to have stalled since Chinese authorities cracked down on live animal markets following the initial outbreak. But scientists fear the virus will re-emerge in the winter, when influenza ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1371708/hong-kong-reports-1st-case-h7n9-bird-flu
  7. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong reports 1st case of H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 10:49am by AP

    ... It appears to have stalled since Chinese authorities cracked down on live animal markets following the initial outbreak. But scientists fear the virus will re-emerge in the winter, when influenza ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1371701/hong-kong-reports-1st-case-h7n9-bird-flu
  8. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Prevention key to containing new avian flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by ERNIE YAP

    ... to controlling new avian flu The unexpected outbreak of influenza A(H7N9) on the mainland marks the first time the virus has been detected in humans. By last night, there were 18 confirmed cases, ... strains of influenza, initial symptoms could include a high fever, and other flu-like symptoms such muscle cramps, sore throat, cough, loss of energy, breathlessness, diarrhoea, vomiting, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1208613/prevention-key-containing-new-avian-flu-outbreak
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Man, 86, may have picked up H9N2 bird flu at Shenzhen market

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 02:36am by EMILY TSANG LO WEI

    ... contacts in Shenzhen had not displayed any symptoms so far. One hospital staff member developed a cough and sore throat, the centre's spokesman said. Influenza A viruses including H9N2 can ... without direct contact with poultry have been shown to be an independent risk factor for acquiring avian influenza A," they wrote, adding that many H9N2 infections might have been overlooked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1394228/man-86-may-have-picked-h9n2-bird-flu-shenzhen-market
  10. News - China

    Taiwan doctors urge vigilance over new bird flu virus

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 03:17pm by AFP

    ... dangerous, they said. “Our report highlights the continuous need for preparedness for a pandemic of unpredictable and complex avian influenza,” they warned. Writing in The Lancet, a team led ... that the cause was a local strain of H6N1 influenza virus, the team reported. H6N1 is a subtype of flu found among wild birds and domestic poultry on many continents. In Taiwan, though, a unique genetic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1355837/taiwan-doctors-urge-vigilance-over-new-bird-flu-virus

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