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  1. Two elderly men die from flu

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Two men, aged 72 and 73, who had been critically ill with flu at Princess Margaret Hospital died yesterday. The first was confirmed to have swine flu and the other influenza A. Meanwhile, a 56-day-old boy at Prince of Wales Hospital was confirmed to have swine flu and was in stable condition. As of 2pm yesterday, there were 23 flu patients in public hospital intensive care ...

  2. Medics warn on the risks from flu

    Posted Jan 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang As Hong Kong moves into the peak time for winter infections, the Centre for Health Protection warns that everyone should be particularly conscious of the dangers of flu. Centre officials urged the elderly, people with chronic illnesses and you ...

  3. Young enjoy swine flu immunity

    Posted Sep 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Almost half of the city's children aged five to 14 were exposed to swine flu during last year's outbreak and have consequently developed immunity against the virus that could protect them in the event of a further outbreak, a study h ...

  4. Flu complications kill 1,000 a year in HK

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Health problems caused by influenza kill about 1,000 people a year in the city, two University of Hong Kong studies have found, and children are far more likely to develop such severe complications here than in the United States. In research released last October, the medical department found that one in five children with flu developed complications in the brain. ...

  5. All primary schools shut to curb flu outbreak

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Ella Lee, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Paggie Leung

    ... of the Department of Health yesterday received reports of flu outbreaks at 23 schools, affecting 184 people. Dr Tsang also confirmed the new case involving the three-year-old boy infected with H1 influenza ... died on February 24. An examination sample tested negative for influenza A and B. Infectious disease specialist Lo Wing-lok said Dr Chow had to be held accountable for the chaos. 'We ...

  6. North, south, east, west- home's best

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... These holidays we were supposed to visit my grandparents in Canada and now we're not going because of the swine flu. I know we are very lucky to live in Hong Kong because our doctors and lawmakers are so good. But I am very sad not to be seeing my gr ...

  7. Change of direction

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's swine flu strategy has been changed from containment at all costs to protection. People who come into contact with a suspected sufferer will no longer be quarantined. Instead, they will have to have daily health checks and doses of the an ...

  8. Time to forge a lasting legacy of cleanliness

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

    ... Lessons learned from the Sars crisis in 2003 may well be why we have so far escaped a local outbreak of swine flu, despite the confirmed case of a Mexican visitor. One lesson that has been quickly remembered is the importance of cleanliness and hygiene in ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Council asks for prevention kits Southern District Council has asked the government for 20,000 flu-prevention kits. At a special meeting councillors agreed to distribute kits with masks, hand-wash detergent and leaflets about the disease to residents. The ...

  10. Holidaymakers unfazed by virus woes in region

    Posted Jan 27th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Growing concerns about the spread of bird flu in Southeast Asia have not dampened demand for holidays within the region over the Lunar New Year holidays, according to the travel industry. More than 10,000 Hongkongers have booked tours to Thailan ...




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