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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must impose checks on its pre-cooked meat imports

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 05:25pm by Albert Cheng

    ... of avian influenza, a disease linked to poor sanitary conditions in poultry markets. Last year, officials found high levels of cadmium, which has been linked to organ failure and cancer, in rice ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, February 17, 2014

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 03:05am by LETTERS

    ... “bird” from media coverage of the H7N9 avian influenza virus. The association suggests that officials and the media use the terms “H7N9 flu” or “H7N9 virus,” without the use of the word bird. ... flu”, the media should refer to it as “H7N9 poultry flu”. After all, this dangerous-to-humans avian influenza virus has not been found in wild birds – it has only been found in poultry ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Containing bird flu viruses a life and death battle in China

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 02:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and densely populated southern China has traditionally been an influenza hotspot. Guangdong was the source of the Sars epidemic in 2003 and it was from where H5N1 originated in 1997. Beijing's ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must keep up constant vigilance against deadly viruses

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Deadly viruses require vigilance Thankfully, Hong Kong's first suspected case of a deadly new Sars-like virus is a false alarm. The Centre for Health Protection confirmed a four-year old Saudi Arabian boy had suffered only from a common type of influenza. However, the negative test result for the novel coronavirus does not mean we can drop our guard. ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Asia pays heavy price on front line of 'smoking epidemic'

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... "governments' preoccupation with other events or diseases that cause far fewer deaths than tobacco, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome, avian influenza, or financial crises".   StanChart ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    What the local media says

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the scheme's latest round. Of the homes available, 153 were involved in suicide and homicide cases.   Friday, The Sun Teenage swim queen needs heart transplant after bout of influenza A 13-year-old girl who's won many swimming awards for Yuen Long district is suffering from an inflammatory heart disease triggered by influenza virus despite having no history of heart disease. Lam ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    What the local media says

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Girl, 13, receives heart from man who died in road accident A 13-year-old girl who suffered an inflammatory heart disease triggered by an influenza virus received the heart of a motorcyclist, ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 30, 2013

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... to academic freedom. Some of the most important research into the pathologies of new and emerging human-animal diseases including avian influenza has been carried out in veterinary colleges ...



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