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  1. Five-year-old boy dies from flu despite having been vaccinated

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip A five-year-old boy died yesterday after catching flu, the first casualty of this year's influenza season. The boy was a pupil of the Spastics Association of Hong Kong Shek ... in the afternoon. The boy had a history of spinal muscular atrophy, a chronic neuromuscular disorder. Twelve students and three staff members of the school had developed symptoms of influenza-like illness ...

  2. Steep rise in flu jabs, but more cases expected in two weeks

    Posted Jan 31st 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... not see any mutations [in the H1N1 virus], so the vaccinations are still effective,' he said. He said the city had clearly entered the influenza season, as indicated by a rise in virus ... such as schools and homes for the elderly. Dr Chung said all indications pointed to influenza becoming more active. Most samples contained the influenza A virus, with H1 being the dominant subtype. The H3 ...

  3. Human H5N1 cases spark fears that virus may have mutated

    Posted Jan 20th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... exposed to poultry as poultry consumption rises, people are urged to maintain normal precautions against avian influenza, such as ensuring all poultry is well cooked and always washing hands after ...

  4. Outbreak claims third victim in three days

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip A third swine flu patient has died in Hong Kong in the space of three days. The 50-year-old man, who was obese, died last night in Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital. He developed flu symptoms on August 14 and was admitted to the isolation ward ...

  5. Watch for suspicious viruses, WHO urges

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... body's global influenza programme, said cases of H9N2 human infections have been reported only in Hong Kong, though the virus has been known to be circulating in poultry in Asia since the 1990s. 'Detection of the current H9 case serves to point out that surveillance for avian influenza has been excellent in Hong Kong for many years, and serves as a reminder that there are many potential ...

  6. Girl with bird flu may also have leukaemia

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... of the much more serious H5N1 strain that killed chickens on a Yuen Long farm and sparked a cull. Hong Kong has been on a 'serious response level'- one notch higher than alert- for influenza ...



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