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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669438/hk-influenza-vaccines-effective
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658913/how-beat-influenza
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/630551/influenza-outbreak
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/580194/health-officials-reject-joint-orders-influenza-vaccines
  5. 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- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423098/number-influenza-cases-rising
  6. Health Department warns of growing flu risk

    Posted Jul 19th 2004, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... ANDY CHENG Updated at 6.23pm: The Department of Health warned on Monday that Hong Kong may have entered the summer influenza season. The department's Centre for Health Protection (CHP) urged people to take precautionary measures against influenza. CHP consultant in community medicine Thomas Tsang said recent epidemiological data recorded by its influenza surveillance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/463577/health-department-warns-growing-flu-risk
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/492702/more-186000-vaccinated-against-flu
  8. Flu vaccine no shot in the dark

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com The impending winter brings with it the influenza season, and this year, the Health Department is stepping up its vaccination drive. Compared with last season, those aged between 50 and 64, as well as the obese, have now been included as a target group for the influenza vaccination. This was based on recommendations by the Scientific Committee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983486/flu-vaccine-no-shot-dark
  9. School suspends classes in flu scare

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak Raimondi College Primary Section in Wan Chai has suspended classes for seven days to stop the spread of a possible influenza in the school. According to the school's website, ... the school to suspend classes for seven days to stop the possible spread of influenza after the outbreak of swine flu and influenza B. According to the investigation, 35 boys and five girls aged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708881/school-suspends-classes-flu-scare
  10. No room for complacency

    Posted Oct 11th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez No government is well enough prepared for a flu pandemic, not even Hong Kong's, influenza experts said as they urged authorities in East Asia to take more action. At the end of a two-day meeting in Hong Kong, the Asia-Pacific Advisory Committee on Influenza hammered out a consensus statement encouraging all countries in the region to continue working ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/519927/no-room-complacency

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