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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/578839/it-not-too-late-take-measures-against-influenza
  2. Mainland reports first suspected swine flu case

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

    ... Staff Reporter Beijing last night reported the mainland's first suspected case of H1N1 human swine flu in a 30-year-old male student who had just returned to Sichuan province from studying in the US. The patient, only given the surname Bao, travelled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/679834/mainland-reports-first-suspected-swine-flu-case
  3. 36 kindergarten children fall ill

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... An influenza-like illness has struck 36 children at a Causeway Bay kindergarten, the Centre for Health said yesterday. Nineteen boys and 17 girls aged three to six had developed fever, ... have been discharged. Tests on a sample from a patient identified influenza B. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/597895/36-kindergarten-children-fall-ill
  4. Free vaccination scheme pays off with fewer flu patients

    Posted Mar 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louisa Yan The government's programme to provide free flu shots to the vulnerable has proved successful with the number of flu patients declining in recent days, the Hospital Authority chief said yesterday. Only two outbreaks affecting just over 40 people were recorded in the last week of last month. There were 11 influenza outbreaks which had affected about 280 people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/448252/free-vaccination-scheme-pays-fewer-flu-patients
  5. Steely grey may be a little late, but O' Shea certain he'll race to win

    Posted Dec 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... challenged Good Ba Ba and Happy Zero for favouritism. However, the equine influenza outbreak in Australia in August 2007 caused the shutdown of all racing in Sydney for almost six months, with strict ... eight wins- including four at Group One level. 'There is no way he is at the top of his game now,' O'Shea conceded. 'I truly believe the period during the equine influenza ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701079/steely-grey-may-be-little-late-o-shea-certain-hell-race-win
  6. HK flu story takes turn for the better

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... for influenza. That cannot be ruled out after University of Hong Kong researchers discovered that a common drug for bone diseases, including osteoporosis, apparently cured the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972331/hk-flu-story-takes-turn-better
  7. Know your viruses

    Posted Aug 09th 2004, 12:00am by Margaret Cheng

    ... Margaret Cheng Influenza B Features: More stable than Influenza A because it doesn't change often, so tends not to cause epidemics. Currently, numbers are slowly rising. Symptoms: ... Influenza A Features: This virus is unstable. It changes often to create new forms. Classified by changes to H and N antigens, the current types of influenza A circulating in Hong Kong are H3 92 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/465873/know-your-viruses
  8. Take your colds to doctors, not emergency wards: health chief

    Posted Mar 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... in the number of influenza cases. Hospital Authority figures showed the average number of visitors to emergency wards last week was 6,336 per day, representing an increase of nearly 20 per cent over February 14 to 20. Consultations for influenza-like illnesses at general outpatient clinics soared from 5.5 to 9.8 per 1,000 cases from the first to the second week of March, while those at private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/493998/take-your-colds-doctors-not-emergency-wards-health-chief
  9. Killer 'Fujian' flu has now reached HK, experts warn

    Posted Nov 29th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... the virus could strike hard because it was new to humans. Department of Health consultant Thomas Tsang Ho-fai warned that the 'Fujian-like' strain of influenza A could affect large numbers ... holiday. 'Influenza outbreaks usually start in North America and Europe in November and December. Then the virus would sweep from north to south through China before it arrives at Hong Kong. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436317/killer-fujian-flu-has-now-reached-hk-experts-warn
  10. Health department warns of possible flu outbreak

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... rate for influenza in private clinics rose from 22.9 per 1,000 cases in June to 39.8 this month. Protection measures against flu include maintaining good ventilation and good environmental and personal hygiene. Those with symptoms and their carers are advised to wear masks to avoid infection. Information on the health advice against influenza is available at the department's website ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423012/health-department-warns-possible-flu-outbreak

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