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  1. HK influenza vaccines 'effective'

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung An influenza vaccine being recalled in the US has not been imported into Hong Kong, the Department of Health says. Recent testing in the United States of some lots of FLUVIRIN influenza vaccine manufactured by Novartis in Britain found a minor deviation in the potency of the H1N1 component of the vaccine. The department said Novartis vaccines available in Hong ...

  2. Mainland reports first suspected swine flu case

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Beijing last night reported the mainland's first suspected case of H1N1 human swine flu in a 30-year-old male student who had just returned to Sichuan province from studying in the US. The patient, only given the surname Bao, travelled ...

  3. More than 186,000 vaccinated against flu

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... YI HU Updated at 5.39pm: More than 186,000 people- considered at high risk of influenza- have been vaccinated since last October under the Influenza Vaccination Programme, a Department ... the vaccination at public clinics,' added the spokesman. The Influenza Vaccination Programme covered three categories: sick and old people, frontline medical staff, and poultry industry employees ...

  4. HK plans additional measures to deal with flu outbreak

    Posted Nov 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... STAFF REPORTERS Updated at 5.44pm: The government would implement additional precautionary measures to prepare for a possible influenza pandemic, a spokesman for the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau said on Wednesday. He explained that a pandemic could be caused by: influenza A (H5), influenza A (H7) and influenza A (H9), commonly known as avian influenza. The measures come ...

  5. Health authorities advise vaccination against flu

    Posted Apr 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 7.14pm: Hong Kong's health authorities on Friday advised people to receive vaccination against influenza before the next flu season came. The recommendation was released by the Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases under the Centre for Health Protection (CHP). A CHP spokesman said Hong Kong was expected to encounter the next influenza season ...

  6. Flu guidelines issued to Chinese medicine practitioners

    Posted Dec 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of influenza. A spokesman said the guidelines were called Treatment and Prevention of Influenza? Guideline for Chinese Medicine Practitioners. The guidelines included advice on ways to differentiate symptoms of influenza, principals of treatment and ways to deal with serious cases. The spokesman said the department began compiling the guidelines in April. The Hospital Authority, Chinese ...

  7. Flu cases not serious, says minister

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Recent outbreaks of influenza at several schools have not been serious and there was no need to close schools throughout Hong Kong, the health minister said yesterday. 'Although some schools reported 10 or even 30 influenza cases, most outbreaks only involved three or more students, which was not too worrying for schools that have hundreds of students,' ...

  8. HK to scale back surveillance for swine flu cases

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Hong Kong is to scale back its swine flu surveillance programme after a Centre for Health Protection review showed the virus was milder than first thought. It is estimated that as many as half a million city residents have been infected with ...

  9. Hu orders swift preventive steps at all levels

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... symptoms of fever and cough in the middle of the month, but they had contracted type B influenza rather than swine flu, which is type A. ...

  10. Super-virulent flu cannot survive if it kills too many of its hosts

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I used to believe notions that flu could rather magically mutate into a malevolent, super-lethal virus, as suggested by various people including J. C. Lawrence ('Flu real threat', July 7), and that it would then rampage around the world, killing ...




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