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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 ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health

    Weighing up the flu jab

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 05:49pm by RAY NG

    ... Dr Ray SH Ng life@scmp.com The influenza vaccine is not 100 per cent effective, but it's still a good idea to have it. The side effects are mild GOING VIRAL It may be low season for influenza at the moment, but it's a good idea to consider protecting yourself against the flu virus before peak season strikes. Flu season in Hong Kong usually peaks from January to April, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. How to beat influenza

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... approach, so does the flu season. In Hong Kong, flu is very common between January and March. Flu, or influenza, is an infectious disease caused by influenza viruses. It is different from avian flu. ... against infection from real influenza viruses. During these two weeks, you're still at risk of catching flu. So it's best to get vaccinated as soon as the vaccine is available, and well ...

  5. influenza outbreak

    Posted Mar 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Comprehension Answer the following questions: 1. Which of the following education institutes have not been closed in response to the influenza outbreak? a. primary schools b. special schools c. secondary schools 2. According to the article, how many children died after suffering from flu-like symptoms? a. one b. two c. three 3. What emergency measure has the Centre for Health ...

  6. It is not too late to take measures against influenza

    Posted Jan 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of influenza vaccine for those in need', as stated in your article, it should make the flu programme a public health action- no more, no less. It should lift the many barriers that prevent people ...

  7. Toddler to be tested for influenza

    Posted Feb 08th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Doctors at Queen Elizabeth Hospital will carry out tests on a toddler admitted to the hospital with symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection. He will be tested for the influenza virus, including bird flu, and also for Sars. Hospital sources said the 20-month-old boy was initially sent by his family to St Teresa Hospital in Kowloon City suffering from cough ...

  8. Health officials reject joint orders of influenza vaccines

    Posted Jan 31st 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh The government will only consider co-ordinating the supply of flu vaccines if there is a pandemic, Director of Health Lam Ping-yan said. Dr Lam said it was not appropriate to centralise the supply of flu vaccines for both the public and private ...

  9. Influenza threat

    Posted Oct 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Margaret Cheng

    ... Margaret Cheng mharris@netvigator.com With the threat of pandemic influenza getting stronger every week, governments around the world are stockpiling anti-influenza drugs. This isn't so much because these drugs will prevent pandemic influenza. The hope is that if people who catch the flu get treated early, it won't spread as quickly, giving time to manufacture enough ...

  10. Number of influenza cases rising

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... The number of suspected flu cases rose yesterday as two more residents of elderly homes were admitted to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital after coming down with symptoms. A hospital spokesman said the patients were a 90-year-old man and a 92-year- ...




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