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  1. 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 ...

  2. HK$136m allotted for research on flu control

    Posted Sep 05th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A HK$136 million research project on influenza control will be launched in January by four universities to protect Hong Kong from potential outbreaks such as Sars. The funding of the project, entitled Control of Pandemic and Inter-pandemic Influenza, will include a HK$76 million University Grants Committee (UGC) award, the largest granted by the committee under its Areas ...

  3. Flu season peaks later than usual

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly The influenza season has hit Hong Kong later than usual this year, with a large rise in the number of people in homes for the elderly and kindergartens suffering flu ... a significant rise in influenza reports during May'. He said the department monitored private doctors treating flu patients, as well as influenza reported in homes for the elderly, childcare ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Shutting schools conquered swine flu

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the spread of the disease, a study has found. Between May and September 2009, 25,473 cases of influenza A (H5N1) were reported, forcing the closure of all kindergartens, primary schools and special ... 'School-age children are usually the main transmitters of human influenza as a result of their high contact intensity with peers,' the study, published in the Hong Kong Medical Journal yesterday, ...

  6. Super-virulent flu cannot survive if it kills too many of its hosts

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

    ... I used to believe notions that flu could rather magically mutate into a malevolent, super-lethal virus, as suggested by various people including J. C. Lawrence ('Flu real threat', July 7), and that it would then rampage around the world, killing ...

  7. Two IFC screens incoming office workers

    Posted May 19th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Office workers entering Two IFC now have to pass through a temperature checkpoint similar to the temperature screening process at border checkpoints in a bid to prevent the spread of swine flu. An infrared temperature scanner has been set up i ...

  8. Mainland reports another suspected case of swine flu

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The mainland yesterday reported a suspected case of swine flu, involving a man in Shandong province. If confirmed, it would be the mainland's second case. The man travelled from Canada and arrived in Beijing on Air Canada flight 29 on ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 'If a doctor doesn't trust it, what kind of message does that send?'

    Posted Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vanessa Ko While the MMR vaccine controversy does not seem to be on parents' radars in the city, they are not immune to scares over vaccinations. Early last year, at the height of the swine flu scare, Hong Kong people all but stopped getting that vac ...




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