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  1. HK will be hit hardest in a flu pandemic

    Posted Apr 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Trevor Willison City's economy has the most to lose if H5N1 goes global Hong Kong's economy will be hit hardest if a bird-flu pandemic sweeps Asia and the world, according to a report by bio-economic experts, with Singapore also being vulnerable ...

  2. Talking turkey

    Posted Dec 13th 2004, 12:00am by Margaret Cheng

    ... poultry, including turkey may become a rare treat. Last week, I listened to some powerful discussions about avian influenza (H5N1) at a conference organised by the Australian Universities ... Kong and the man who first identified avian influenza in humans in Hong Kong in 1997. 'I'm very worried about the present situation,' he said. 'We're on a knife edge ...

  3. Forewarned is forearmed

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

    ... Margaret Cheng With meningitis outbreaks in Anhui, Jiangsu and other parts of the mainland, 98 cases of meningococcaemia in the Philippines, avian influenza in Vietnam and 67 cases ... outbreaks, caused by four different organisms. Two of them, the ones causing forms of meningococcaemia, are similar. The other two- avian influenza and dengue fever- are very different. Starting ...

  4. Weather set to drop 10 degrees

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... and influenza, especially among the young and the elderly suffering from heart and chronic diseases. ...

  5. Recession no excuse to ignore pandemic threat

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... outbreak. A pandemic occurs when a new virus appears against which humans have little or no immunity, such as the various H5N1 strains of avian influenza. The World Health Organisation and some ... States is still the potential for emergence of a severe pandemic, with the primary candidate being a highly lethal influenza virus'. The first reported human deaths from H5N1 flu were ...

  6. Danger from the delta

    Posted Jan 18th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... be looking to the Pearl River Delta as its future, but it could also have a devastating downside. Scientists have long viewed southern China as an influenza hotbed from which the next global pandemic ... as a source for viruses, he said last week from his home in Auckland, New Zealand. During the 19th century, Europeans referred to one influenza outbreak as the Russian flu. Russians, in turn, called ...

  7. More regional help vital to contain bird flu threat

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As a deadly bird flu outbreak continues in a number of Southeast Asian countries, Hong Kong and the rest of the region should be stepping up efforts to help. The areas most likely to be affected are poor and rural. Unfortunately, these areas are also leas ...

  8. Officials keen to show media they have responded quickly

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu Mainland authorities are keen to create the impression they have responded quickly to the global spread of swine flu through 'full governmental information transparency'. As the deadly A/H1N1 swine flu epidemic in Mexico spread quickly ...

  9. Lai See

    Posted Apr 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on swine influenza, taken from the website of the World Health Organisation: Q: Is it safe to eat pork and pork products? A: Yes. Swine influenza has not been shown to be transmissible to people ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and a 55-year-old man at Pok Oi Hospital, Yuen Long. Up to yesterday, 26 people with influenza were in intensive care units at public hospitals. More than 40pc of salary earners want tax break, survey finds ...




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